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Daniel John Wiederrich
Daniel John Wiederrich was born Wednesday, February 16, 1949 to Darrel and Delores (Wittmeier) Wiederrich at Scotland, South Dakota. He was baptized by Rev. Walter Odenbach at Immanuel Reformed Church rural Tripp. He was later confirmed at Friedens Reformed Church in Tripp. Dan was a 1967 graduate of Tripp High School. Following high school graduation, Dan attended Southern State College at Springfield, SD driving his new 1968 Road Runner, where he received a 2-year automotive class degree.
His love of cars and racing prompted him to build a few cars to race circle track at Scotland, Lake Andes, Corsica, Mitchell and occasionally Wagner. Over the years Dan drove a water delivery truck, was a welder for JW Kerslake Railroad Salvage for a while and occasionally drove truck for Trail King, all while helping out on the family farm.
Dan began custom combining locally in the early 1970s. Beginning in 1974, Dan teamed up with his cousin Leonard Stulc, custom combining from Oklahoma to North Dakota. After a hail storm at the farm, brother Jay joined the crew in Kansas, working their way north each season for 28 years. During this time they also continued farming. Following the death of their father in 2001, Dan and Jay quit custom combining and expanded the family farm by raising row crops, cattle and sheep, which is how they still operate today.
Dan’s passion for race cars and car shows allowed him to travel and meet many interesting people. Dan’s smile and friendly personality helped him easily make friends wherever he went.
Daniel John Wiederrich, age 71, passed away from complications due to COVID-19 Sunday, December 13, 2020 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Dan is survived by his two brothers, Jay and his wife Trish of rural Tripp and Doug and his wife Cheryl of Blue Springs, Missouri; niece Jennifer of Salt Lake City, Utah; nephew Joshua of Silverthorne, Colorado; many friends and cousins.
Daniel was preceded in death by his parents Darrel and Delores and his grandparents.
Our deepest sympathy. A great guy gone too soon. Rest In Peace
Gary and Sharon ( Schmidt) Ugland Dec 21 2020 11:08 PM
We are so saddened by Dan's death. He was such a nice and friendly man. We would visit with him at car shows. Our sympathy to his family. He will be missed.
Deono and Lonna Miller Dec 20 2020 5:36 PM
My sympathy to the family on the loss of Dan. He lived such a full life, and gave us a great example to follow.
Calvin Ratzlaff Dec 19 2020 5:28 AM
My Deepest Sympathy. You will be missed.
Marlys K. Hoff Dec 19 2020 12:09 AM
Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you lay to rest one of my favorite people. Dan honored me as one of his "pit crew gang" and man did we have fun trying to keep his cars running. I will always have great memories (especially of our trip during the "Days of 76". A gentle sole, may all our good memories last a lifetime.
Martin Luebke Dec 18 2020 7:54 PM
My deepest sympathies for the loss of Dan. I've known Dan most of my life and when I would see him on occasion when I have been back in South Dakota, he was still the same fun guy he always was. He will be missed!
Dennis Frank Dec 18 2020 7:44 PM
Dan used to deliver water to the family farm. We loved to see him. He always had a smile and candy for us girls. He left us with some great memories that we will always cherish.
Plaatje Girls Dec 18 2020 5:47 PM
Our deepest sympathy to your family. Remember when you guys combined for us. Dan always had a smile and something to say when we would see him around.
Dave & Joanne Dvoracek Dec 18 2020 4:56 PM
Our deepest sympathy to the Wiederrich family. Dan will be missed by all of us. He is one of the best. We so enjoyed visiting with him. Prayers for the family and anyone who ever knew him.
Dale and Terri Bitterman Dec 18 2020 4:16 PM
Deepest condolences to Dan's family. He was such a kind soul with a heart of gold, and will truly be missed by many.
Dave & Sue Winckler Dec 18 2020 3:07 PM