David Powers


Trent, SD

July 12, 2020

David Powers, 70, Trent, passed away, Sunday July 12, 2020 at his home near Trent. Dave was born in Sioux Falls on August 17, 1949 to Albert and Anita (Carlson) Powers. He was raised on a farm NE of Trent, SD and received most of his education at Trent and graduated from Flandreau High School in 1967. He worked at Honeywell in Minneapolis and then a Dairy Queen in Sioux Falls before entering the US Army where he served for 9 years.  He married Hae Suk Yi in South Korea in 1973. He was stationed in South Korea and Germany and was a Nike/Hercules Guidance Technician. After being honorably discharged, Dave moved to Lubbock, TX and worked for Texas Instrument and then as a clerk at the US Post Office. He later transferred to Lawrence, KS where he retired from after a total of 27 years with the post office and returned to Trent.  David was a Radio Control Car Enthusiast for decades. A music lover he regularly sang karaoke and performed with a group called the “Human Jukebox” for the last few years.

   Dave is survived by three children: Marcia (Duk) Kim, Cedar Park, TX; Martin (Gladys); Lawrence, KS; and Mark, Austin, TX; nine grandchildren: Alicia, Dylan, Alexandra, Dean, Larissa, Arianna, Zaria, Aldus, and Liliana; and two brothers: Thomas, Renner, SD; and Michael (Cari Jo), Pahrump, NV. David was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Anita.

   Private funeral services will be held with burial at Hills of Rest Cemetery, Sioux Falls. Public visitation without the family present will be from 5:00 – 7:00 pm Friday, July 17, 2020 at Skroch Funeral Chapel, Flandreau. www.skrochfc.com