Thomas N. Dyson, 89, Mitchell, S.D.

Published 12:00 am Saturday, August 10, 2002

Thomas N. Dyson, of Mitchell, S.D., passed away July 12 after a short illness. He was 89 years old.

Memorial services were held July 16, at Will Funeral Chapel in Mitchell, S.D. Burial was at the Dyson plot at Graceland Cemetery, Fulton, S.D.

He was born Jan. 16, 1913 in Morrison, Ill. to Norman and Martha (Finch) Dyson.

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He moved with his family to Fulton, S.D., where he grew up.

He married Marie Olson on Nov. 18, 1939 in Marshalltown, Iowa.

He received an appointment for the Meat Inspection Division of the U.S.D.A. in 1941 and worked there for 15 years. During that period he served 2 and half years in the Armed Services, serving in the European Theater.

He became self-employed after resigning from meat inspection and moved to Hills, Minn., where he became owner and operator of a feed mill. He also owned a grocery store in Hills, Minn.

They moved to Albert Lea where he was a government meat inspector at Wilson’s. Then he and his wife Marie owned and operated Dog N’ Suds drive-in, in Albert Lea.

His wife Marie passed away in 1981.

He moved back to Sterling, Ill in 1983.

He married Deniza Vander Ploeg. She passed away in 1997.

He then moved back to Mitchell, S.D. in 1997.

He is survived by his sister Mildred Soladay, of Mitchell S.D.; nephew Kent S. Hershey, of New Brighton, Minn. and niece Karen S. (Hershey) Olson, of Albert Lea.

Memorials may be directed to the Graceland Cemetery, Fulton, S.D.