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Dean Dwayne Livingston, age 66, passed away on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at Avera Sister James Care Center in Yankton after a battle with cancer. Dean’s life will be celebrated with a private memorial service at a later date with burial at Britton Cemetery in Britton, South Dakota.
Dean Dwayne Livingston was born to Howard and Betty Livingston on June 1, 1954 in Britton, South Dakota. He attended grade school in Britton and when the family relocated, graduated from high school in Slayton, Minnesota in 1972. After high school, he returned to the Britton area for several years and then moved to the Tyndall and Yankton areas where he spent the remainder of his years. He worked in the construction industry most of his adult life and was always proud to point out houses and buildings that he had help build.
Dean married Donna Kokesh on November 24, 1990 and though they later divorced, it provided the biggest blessings of his life, his twin daughters Jessica Jo and Brittany Kay. Dean was always very proud of his beautiful twins and loved to spend time taking them fishing and to visit his parents.
In his younger years, Dean loved to play fast pitch softball and played on multiple teams several times a week when possible. He was a great pitcher and never missed an opportunity to play a tournament, most often for the Roy’s Bar team from Tyndall but also as a pick-up player whenever he had the chance. Dean was also an avid fisherman and loved fishing the lakes of northern South Dakota as well as the Missouri River and he spent time hunting when possible. At age 42, Dean was diagnosed with and beat a rare form of cancer. However, he dealt with the serious physical effects from it for the rest of his life.
Dean is survived by his daughters, Jessica and Brittany, his brothers Kent (Rose) and Bob (Becky), his sister Cindy (Tim) Matson, his brother-in-law Jim Mettler, his nieces Sherri (Russell) Bunger, Shaila (Arond) Peil and nephews Greg Mettler, Christopher (Amy) Livingston, Spencer Matson and Noah (Audrey) Matson as well as several great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Howard and Betty Livingston and sister, Barbara Mettler.
Cards or memorials may be directed to Cindy Matson, 408 Clover Leave Ave., Hartford, SD 57033.
Dean’s life will be celebrated with a private memorial service at a later date.
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