HIGHMORE — Wilford “Bill” Paynter, 98, of Highmore, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, at the Avera Hand County Memorial Hospital in Miller.
Funeral services will begin at 10 a.m., Wednesday at Luze Funeral Home in Highmore with Father David Axtmann officiating. Burial will follow at the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, with a 7 p.m. prayer service, all at the funeral home.
Wilford “Bill” Grant Paynter was born March 16, 1921, to William Grant and Maude Matteson Paynter in Plankinton. He served in the Army during WWII. He was united in marriage to Priscilla Newell on June 21, 1943.
He is survived by his children, Connie (Ken) Brueggeman, Jim (Susie) Paynter, and Richard (Shelly) Paynter; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Priscilla; his brothers, E. Laverne and Wilbur H (Mike); and granddaughter in law, Heidi Brueggeman.