William "Bill" Ausdemore
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William Bill Ausdemore, age 76, of Yankton, South Dakota, died on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton.

Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 AM, on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Yankton with Reverend Larry Regynski officiating. Burial will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Yankton. Visitation is from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, on Wednesday, February 27 at Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton with a vigil service at 7:00 PM. Visitation continues one hour prior to the funeral at the church.

William Ausdemore was born August 26, 1942 at Menominee, NE to Leo and Flavia (Potts) Ausdemore. He grew up on a farm near Crofton, NE and graduated from Crofton High School. He then graduated from Wayne State College in Wayne, NE and then received his Masters Degree in History from the University of South Dakota in Vermillion. Bill taught at Bishop Heelan Catholic High School in Sioux City, IA, where he met his wife, Janet Hladky, who was also teaching there. They were married on July 2, 1966. After their marriage, they both taught in Hartington, NE and then Chamberlain, SD. Later on, Bill taught at Lower Brule High School and Sinte Gleska University in Mission, SD. Bill was very active in Chamberlain, where he coached football and started the girls basketball team. He enjoyed bowling, golfing, and playing slow-pitch softball. The Jaycees was a very important part of this life as he was on the State Board of Officers and traveled across South Dakota. Bill was a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus and served on the St. James Catholic Church Parish Council in Chamberlain. Bill tried his hand with auctioneering and ran his real estate business, The River City Reality. He also rented out houses and managed an eight complex apartment building. After Bill and Jan retired, they moved to Yankton in 2008 and Bill managed the family farm near Utica, SD. At the farm, he collected and loved his 24 John Deere antique tractors. He spent many happy times mowing, gardening, putting up hay, cutting wood and giving his grandkids rides on the tractors. Bill was known for his wit and humor and loved a good comeback.

Bill is survived by his wife, Janet of Yankton; three sons: David (Tiffany) of Mankato, MN, Doug (Jennifer) of Huntington Beach, CA and Darren (Kristy) of Chandler, AZ; six grandchildren, Max (fiancé, Jayma Benda), Madeline, Gavin, Lillian, Ronan and Macklan; four brothers: Jim (Janie) of Pinckney, MI, Steve (Anne) of Wisner, NE, Robert (Angel) of Yankton and Daryl (Denise) of Crofton, NE; two sisters, Judy (Charlie) Guenther of Crofton and Marilyn (Norman) Thomson of Kingwood, WV; and many nieces and nephews.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents; and nephew, Adam Ausdemore.

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Our deepest sympathies on your loss of Bill. at Chamberlain he taught me many things for many years and I am forever grateful.

Elizabeth Hutmacher Twamleywamley

I wish to express my deepest sympathy on the loss of Bill. He was a great person and my prayers and support are with all of you.

Rev. Michael D. Schmitz

My deepest sympathies to the Ausdemore family. Bill was a very outspoken man, and always told me "like it was". Jan babysat me and I have very fond memories of Bill. I always lived Bill for that! Jan, David, Doug, and Darren, he was one of a kind and I enjoyed him immensely. May peace and memories hold you.

Love Jennifer Merkwan Konechne

Our prayers go out to Bill's wonderful family.

Delores Minton


Charles,Tena McPherson

A friend, customer and One of the first realtors that I worked with in my mortgage career. Rest In Peace Bill. Blessings of calm and happy memories to the family.


Janet, Dave, Doug, Darren and families, siblings of Bill... My heart is breaking for you in your loss. I am thinking of all the happier times, and I so wish I could be with you in this very sad time, as well. God Bless Bill and all of you. He is now in the loving arms of Jesus.

Patricia Bang

Sending thoughts and prayers Jan and family We are so sorry for your loss. May your wonderful memories help ease the pain.

Love, Donna & Lonnie Neeman

He was one of my High School teachers in Chamberlain Sending prayers

Deborah Reis Johnson

You have my deepest sympathy in the loss of Bill. He was a fun loving man and will be missed. May God grant you the grace and strength to deal with the grief.

Laverta Mauch From : Laverta Mauch

Bill was a good friend of my father, Harold Dufelmeier. Those businessmen had a regular daily coffee meeting at the Rainbow Cafe in Chamberlain. Dad thought very highly of Bill and shared that with his family.

Jane Dufelmeier Kotewa

So sorry for your loss. During this difficult time, find comfort in God's thrilling promise found at Revelation 21: 3, 4 to soon wipe out every tear from our eyes, for death to be no more , and no more pain these things will be done away. Knowing this promise I hope wiil give you the strength to endure.

Jo Oliver

I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Julie Heskett

Been thinking about the time I started my framing business and rented part of the realty building. Enjoyed those times with Bill and Jan. So long ago, but good memories are close to my heart.

Loaun Vaad

Janet, sorry to here of Bill's passing. Enjoyed our visits out at the farm.

Larry and Marty Celmer

Our sympathy to the family on the death of a dear husband, father and grandfather. May God be with you as you learn to live without him until the day comes when you join him in heaven.

Melvin, Bev and Gail Johnson

Dear Jan and family, Our condolences in the passing of Bill. We are still living in the house we bought from Bill. God's strength and love is with you during this time.

Deb and Dave Rinehart

My sympathy to Jan and boys. Lee and I had many fun times with Jan and Bill in Chamberlain.

Barb Feilmeier

My deepest sympathies to all family members.

Kathleen Roseboom

Blessings to Jan and family. Lots of found memories from Jaycee days and St James Church.

Rickie and Mike Kunzweiler

Our prayers & sympathy to all the family. Bill was my classmate, I have many great fun memories with Bill. He was a great friend & will be missed by all his classmates & friends.

Ron & Rose Greckel

We were saddened to read about Bill's passing. May the many fond memories of him sustain you during this most difficult time. We pray that you find comfort in our Creator's words, in which he promises to reunite us with our beloved ones in a perfect world, where the causes of pain and sorrow will be a thing of the past. How exciting it will be to see him again doing all things he loved. (find comfort reading Isaiah 25:8 and 65:21-25) Our sincerest condolences.

Burt and Lyn

I am deeply saddened at the news of Auzzies passing. He was my teacher in LB. he was by far the best teacher ever. I wanted to reach out to him these past couple years and I really wish I would have. He was such a giving and caring person.

Ursula Estes

I'm so sorry to hear about Mr. Ausdemores passing. I am truly upset. He was a good man and great teacher. Sending My most sincere condolences to his family and friends.

Gabrielle LaRoche

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