Rev. Duane Coates
Organist ~ Marcene Kniffen
“On Eagle’s Wings”
“This is My Song”
“How Great Thou Art”
Dwight Dee Hajek was born Tuesday, December 16, 1952 at Tyndall, South Dakota to Leonard and Audrey (Best) Hajek. In 1959, Dwight and his family moved to Brookings, South Dakota. Dwight was on the honor roll as well as being the Class President. He graduated from Brookings High School in 1971. After graduation, he held a variety of jobs in a variety of places, including working on a dairy farm in Caledonia, Minnesota and working for Old Home Bread in Huron, South Dakota. Later, he moved to Central City, South Dakota, to work as a gold miner in the Homestake Mine before taking a position as a janitor for the Methodist Church in Lead, South Dakota. He was also the city Treasurer for Central City, South Dakota. Dwight always enjoyed helping with the church breakfast during the Sturgis Rally and will be remembered as a person who was generous and accommodating to all those who surrounded him.
Dwight passed away in his home on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at the age of 61 years, 5 months, and 15 days.
Dwight is survived by his mother, Audrey, of Tyndall; two brothers: Jerry of Tyndall, David of Sioux Falls; one sister: Dianne (Art) Klein of Cedar Falls, Iowa; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Leonard and sister-in-law, Linda Hajek.