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Michael William (Bill) Didier

Michael William (Bill) Didier passed away November 25, 2022, at the State Veterans Home in Hot Springs, SD. He was born on June 9, 1938, in Hughes County, South Dakota. Bill was a man full of adventure who lived life seeking new ways to do things. He was an entrepreneur at heart, always looking for opportunities to create and innovate.

Bill had a successful career that spanned various industries. He worked at Boeing, where he made contributions to the company. In addition, he and his father-in-law, Alfred Partridge, built an American Standard Station in Harrison, Nebraska. Showcasing his entrepreneurial spirit. Bill also ran a health business called Freedom Marketing and managed a propane business.

Outside of work, Bill had a deep passion for ranching and helping others. He found solace and joy in tending to his ranch and lending a helping hand to those in need. His commitment to both his hobbies and his community touched the lives of many.

Bill is survived by his loving children, Michael Didier, Michele (Don) Nolan, Andrea Didier, Justin Didier, and Devin (Carrie) Didier. Also left to remember him are 17 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Capri Hampshire; two infant granddaughters, Payton Didier and Hope Didier; two brothers, John R. Didier and Nick L. Didier; seven sisters, Marie Krugman, Genevieve Strubel, Katherine Maki, Lucille Beach, Loretta Schmaltz, Delores Sutton and Leona Veilleus; as well as his mother, Nellie Didier, and father, John Nickalas Didier.

At 11 AM a memorial service to honor and remember Bill will be held on September 15th, 2023, at the Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis, South Dakota. Family, friends, and all those whose lives were touched by Bill are invited to attend and pay their respects.

Bill Didier will be remembered for his adventurous spirit, entrepreneurial drive, and dedication to wanting to make a difference, his legacy will live on through the memories he created and the impact he made on the lives of those around him.

Friends may sign his online guestbook at blackhillsfuneralhome.com.

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