Delwin "Bud" Shanks(1917 - 2014)

Delwin "Bud" Shanks

Delwin "Bud" Shanks, 96, of Sioux Falls, SD, passed away on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at Southridge Health Care.

Delwin E. Shanks, son of William and Stella (Babb) Shanks, was born on March 24, 1917, at Lake Preston, SD. He lived on a farm until the age of 13, and graduated from Lake Preston High School in 1935. He attended one year at Minneapolis Business College before moving to Sioux Falls in 1936, where he worked at John Morrell and Company. Bud was enlisted with the United States Army Air Force in 1941, and served in the Pacific Campaign during WWII. He was honorably discharged in 1946. He returned to Arlington, SD, where he met Margaret Miller.

Delwin was united in marriage with Margaret Miller on April 14, 1948, in Arlington, SD. He then began a career with Zip Feed Mills and was Territory Manager for 21 years and a Sales Manager for nine years before retiring in 1982. During that time he was Secretary of the Eastern South Dakota Elevator Managers Association, and Secretary and Treasurer of the Tri-State Hereford Association.

Bud was a member of First Congregational Church, the American Legion, the VFW, the Gavelers Hi-12 Club, the YMCA, the Elks Club the Air Force Association, the Air Rescue Association, a Master Mason, member of the El Riad Shrine, York Rite, and member of the El Riad Legion of Honor. He and Marge loved to go dancing. Bud was an avid Vikings fan and also enjoyed golfing, sports, painting projects around home, and staying busy with church activities.

Grateful for having shared his life are his daughters Carole Ingalls and her husband Mark, Sioux Falls, SD, Paula Hawe and her husband Larry, Ft. Collins, CO; 5 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; a special niece Marj Swanson; and many other relatives and friends.

Bud was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret, three brothers, and one sister, and one grandson, John Hawe.

The family requests that memorials be directed to the El Riad Shrine Transportation Fund or First Congregational Church.

Visitation will begin at 12 pm on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at Miller Funeral Home, 13th and Main. The family will be present from 5 to 7 pm, with a Masonic Service beginning at 7 pm on Sunday, March 9, 2014, at the Miller Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service will be held at 10 am on Monday, March 10, 2014, at First Congregational Church, 300 S. Minnesota Ave., with burial to follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.


Funeral Home

Miller Funeral Home - Downtown
507 South Main Avenue Sioux Falls, SD 57104
(605) 336-2640

Published in The Argus Leader on Mar. 7, 2014