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Billie Dale “Bill” Archie

Billie Dale “Bill” Archie, age 93, of Philip, South Dakota, died on Sunday, December 24, 2023 at the Scotchman Living Center in Philip.

Memorial services will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 28, 2023 at the United Church in Philip with Pastor Kathy Chesney officiating.

Interment at the Masonic Cemetery in Philip will be held at a later date

Billie Dale “Bill” Archie was born March 4, 1930, in Sonora, Texas, the third of five children born to Elton and Ida Merl (Machen) Archie. At the age of 5, the family moved to Wyoming where they ranched in Platte County. Bill grew up and received his education in Sunrise, Wyoming, graduating from Sunrise High School in 1948. After high school, Bill travelled around the country doing various jobs, including working in the oil fields.

He later returned to the ranch in Platte County, where he met Linda Ayers. They were united in marriage on September 24, 1966, in Wheatland, and to this union two children were born, Kerry and Jerry “JD”. They made their home near Wheatland on a small ranch, raising a few cattle and horses. Bill enjoyed following his children’s activities as they grew up. He also worked for Missouri Basin Power Plant, retiring in 1996. Bill was a Master Mason, and was a member of the Guernsey Lodge. He loved ranching and raising horses.

Bill and Linda moved to Philip, South Dakota, in 2013, to be closer to their grandchildren. He enjoyed watching the grandkids in their activities, especially rodeo. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, and hunting.

Survivors include his wife Linda; two children Kerry Hostutler and her husband Glen David of Midland, and Jerry “JD” Archie (Tonia Maher) of Loveland, Colorado; four grandchildren Kelsey (Tucker) McDaniel, Katie Hostutler, Hanna Hostutler, and Jesse Hostutler; two great-grandchildren Kasen Hostutler and Graylyn McDaniel; one sister Alice Hendrickson of Rapid City; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Billie was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers James, Lewis and Leonard Archie; and a brother-in-law Dale Hendrickson.

Cards and memorials may be sent to P.O. Box 743, Philip, SD 57567.


Arrangements are with Rush Funeral Home of Philip.

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