DeWayne A. Bak, 63, of Hinton, died Sunday, Oct. 29, 2006, in Sioux City.
DeWayne was born May 10, 1943, in Viborg, S.D., the son of Alfred and Martha (Simonsen) Bak. He grew up and school in Irene, S.D. DeWayne married Gerri Olson on April 5, 1965, and to this union three children were born, Dave, Dirk and Darren.
DeWayne worked at various places in South Dakota before moving to Sioux City in 1969, where he started Sioux City Ford Tractor. He also owned Bak Equipment and Auto Sales. He later started Bak Honda, Suzuki, Kubota for 35 years.
DeWayne later married Teresa DeRocher Landenberger on June 21, 2002, in Sioux City.
DeWayne was a successful businessman who was willing to help anyone in need. He was willing to give the shirt off his own back to help family or friends. He was a devoted husband, father, and son.
DeWayne was a member of the Blue Lodge, Abu Bekr Shrine, Moose Lodge in Yankton, S.D. He also attended St. Michaels Catholic Church in Sioux City.
DeWayne is survived by his wife, Teresa Bak of Hinton; three sons, Dave Bak and wife Kati and their children Shawn, Ethan, Addison and Cambryan of Merrill, Dirk Bak and his wife Amy and their children Kinsey, Keegan and Kade of Hinton, and Darren Bak and wife Jacqueline of Atlanta, Ga.;, two children, Brennen and Kylee Landenberger of Hinton; his mother, Martha Soeth of Irene, S.D.; brothers Gene Bak and his wife Sally of The Villages, Fla., and Vern Bak and his wife Brenda of Pierre, S.D.; a sister Rita Guild and her husband Bill of Sleepy Hollow, Ill.; his first wife Geraldine Olson of Sturgis, S.D.; his mother-in-law, Bonnie DeRocher, and brothers and sisters-in-law, Pat and Cyndi DeRocher, Rich and Connie DeRocher, LouAnn and Ed McNamara, David and Julee DeRocher, Don and Tammy DeRocher, Dale and Deb DeRocher, Paul and his wife Kris DeRocher, Donna Ruhland, Mary and Rick Kneip and Karen and Steve Mousel.
He was preceded in death by his father, Alfred Bak; and four brothers, Alvin, Eugene, Merton and LaValle Bak.
A funeral service was held at 10 a.m. today (Thursday) at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Sioux City with the Rev. Gary Snyder celebrating. Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux City. Visitation was Wednesday from 3-8 p.m. with the family present from 6-8 p.m. at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel in Sioux City. A Masonic service was held at 6:45 p.m. and was followed with a vigil service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to Shriners Children Hospital or the June E. Nylan Cancer Center.
Online condolences may be sent to www.meyerbroschapels.com.