Dayle Eastman

February 2, 1938 - September 28, 2020


Service: Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 7 at Fairview Cemetery, rural Fairview, SD. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Keystone Treatment Center. Mask use is encouraged at the service.

Dayle Alden Eastman, age 82, of Beloit, Iowa died Monday, September 28, 2020, at the Good Samaritan Home in Hospice Care.  Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 7 at Fairview Cemetery, rural Fairview, SD.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Keystone Treatment Center.

Dayle was born on February 2, 1938, at Fairview, SD to Floyd and Gladys (Iseminger) Eastman. He was the eldest of three children and grew up in the Canton area. He graduated from Canton High School in 1956 and worked at the Newton Hills State Park the following summer. Later, he moved to Sioux Falls and worked as a mail carrier for the US Postal Service. He was a member of the Naval Reserve, but later transferred to the South Dakota National Guard in the 1st of the 147th artillery unit. He was with the unit when they were activated in 1961 and trained at Fort Sill, Oklahoma to be deployed to Germany. He remained with the SDNG for 6 years. He was a member of the Hudson American Legion and served on the Honor Guard. On August 13, 1966 Dayle married Phyllis Jensen in Artisan, South Dakota. To this union two sons were born. Dayle and Phyllis moved to Montclair, CA, and he was a mechanic for Consolidated Freightliner.  Their desire to be closer to family brought them back to Mitchell, South Dakota where he worked as a mechanic for UPS. After a divorce in 1977, he moved to Gillette, WY and was a driver for the mining company for 16 years. In the summer of 1993, he moved back to Beloit, Iowa on his parent’s acreage. Here he did some truck farming and worked as a transport driver for the residence of Good Samaritan Nursing Home.

Dayle enjoyed playing cards at the Senior Citizens Center and riding his motorcycle with the Christian Motorcycle club of which he was an active member. His Sunday evenings were spent at Keystone Treatment Center as an inspirational speaker for recovering alcoholics. He was a sponsor to several recovering alcoholics and always was a compassionate friend to them. He asked very little for himself, but was willing to give all he could to help others.

Dayle was a confirmed member of the Canton Methodist Church and presently attend the River of Life congregation in Canton. He cherished his many friends there as well as his Bible Study with Rev. Steve Ziebarth and friends at the Senior Citizens Center.

 He is survived by his sons Michael and wife Pam and their two children Kendra and Nolan of Sioux Falls, SD, and Jason and his two children Trinity and Colby of Green Bay, WI.; one sister, Joyce and husband, Clair Welbon of Madison, South Dakota; one niece, Christa Welbon and husband Larry Guse of Rochester, MN, and three nephews; Craig and wife, Stacey of Wentworth, SO, Collin of San Francisco, CA, and Daniel Eastman of Hawarden, IA. He is also survived by a great nephew, Corey and wife Carissa and great-great nephews, Conrad and Cedric; two great-nieces, Chandra and husband, Tyler Marketon of Fort Lewis, WA and great-great nephew, Theo; Chelsea and husband Gage Durfee of Sioux Falls, SD and great-great niece, Hayden. He is also survived by cousins, Gordon Iseminger and wife Trudy, Kenneth Iseminger and wife Laurice, Orrin Iseminger and wife Cathy, Shirley Styke, Roger and wife Pat, Marsha and husband Dan, Trudi Gedge and husband Dave.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Don, and nephew, Conrad Welbon and the mother of his sons, Phyllis.

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  1. I go back over 40 years of my relationship with Dayle. We shared in a fellowship in which I witnessed his
    selflessness and work with many newcomers, and he was also there for the “old timers” He was always filled
    with gratitude and inspired that in others. He will be missed.

  2. Joyce, you have my sympathy. I went to grade school with Dayle at Pleasant Hill—the year the schoolhouse burned!! My maiden name was Johnson.