Connie (Mrs. Wayne) Thyne, age 70 of Milbank died December 26, 2016, at Golden Living Center in Lake Norden, SD.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, December 29 at 2:00 p.m. at Calvary Assembly of God Church in Milbank. Rev. John Hostettler will officiate. Burial will be at a later date.
Visitation will be at the church one hour prior to the service.
Urn bearers will be Todd and Rhonda Thyne.
Honorary bearers will be George Boos, Greg Grajczyk, and the caregivers at Golden Living Center in Lake Norden along with Bruce the Moose.
Connie Lynn (Taylor) Thyne was born June 5, 1946, in Lincoln, NE. She was the daughter of Robert and Harriett (Terri Lee) Gradwohl Taylor.
Connie lived with her grandmother as her father was a Colonel in the Air Force. She graduated from high school and studied secretarial classes at the University of Nebraska. Later, she was proud to graduate from Lake Area Tech as an honor student in medical assisting.
Connie moved to Milbank in the late 1970’s and raised her four children: Melissa, Travis, Crystal, and Natalie. She worked various jobs in Milbank with most recently working as a legal secretary for Boos and Grajczyk Law Office.
Connie was united in marriage with Wayne Thyne on a blizzardy day of December 8, 1995. They were blessed with 21 years of marriage. Together they enjoyed raising cattle and farming. Connie had a tender heart for animals of all kinds and was known to rescue a pig and a lamb from the butcher shop. She also loved bird watching.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Wayne of Corona, SD; her four children: Melissa Dvorak of Oklahoma City, OK; Travis (Michelle) Dvorak of Poulsbo, WA; Crystal (Brad) Steffensen of Lake Norden, SD; and Natalie (Drew) Toler of Greenwood Springs, MS; five grandchildren: Christopher, Austin, Keira, Allison, and Ava. Connie was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Linda.
Connie’s family suggests memorials be given to UCSF Memory and Aging Center for research in Frontotemporal dementia:
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