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Mass of Christian Burial for Tucker Easton was held Wednesday at 10:30 AM August 10, 2016 at the Wessington Springs Elementary Gym in Wessington Springs with Fr. Jim Friedrich officiating. Please keep Tucker's family and friends in your prayers.
Tucker J. Easton, 16, of rural Wessington springs died Friday afternoon August 5th as the result of a single vehicular accident. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday at 10:30 AM August 10, 2016 at the Wessington Springs Elementary Gym in Wessington Springs with Fr. Jim Friedrich officiating. Burial will be in the Prospect Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 3-8 PM at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with scripture service at 7:00 PM. Tucker Easton paid his entry fees to the greatest rodeo of all time on Friday, August 5, 2016. Tucker “Tuck” Easton was born on January 22, 2000 to Rick and Brenda Easton in Huron, South Dakota. He was raised and lived his entire life in Wessington Springs, South Dakota with his parents and 3 brothers, Tyler, Tanner, and Trevor. Although his was a life too short, Tucker made a huge and lasting impact on everyone he met. With his engaging smile and good-natured, fun loving ways he was treasured by all those fortunate enough to know him. His smiles, bear hugs, handshakes and his own special “nice to meet ya” will be missed by many. The most used reference by anyone who met Tucker was, “He Is One Of A Kind.” Anyone who knew Tucker also knew that his passion in life was riding bulls. He gave all he had to every ride. The older bull riders called him “little brother” and the younger ones looked up to him as their “hero”. Tucker was not only dedicated and inspired by the sport of bull riding, but he himself was an inspiration to it. This is proven by him riding his way to the National High School Rodeo Finals in July, 2016. It was an honor for him to be on "Team South Dakota". If God’s plan had been to bless us with Tucker here on earth just a little while longer, there were sure to be more Finals to come. But, there are bulls to be ridden in heaven too, and God knew Tuck was the best rider for "His Team". Tucker's brother, Tyler also passed away at an early age. Tyler loved bull riding as much as Tucker. Tucker's motto was "Ridin' for Tye". Now Tucker will be "Ridin' with Tye". Tucker’s love for rodeo came only second to his love for his family and friends, of which there were so very many. Tucker cherished time with his family, classmates and rodeo buddies. Tucker loved his brothers more than words could say. Tuck would look to his brother, Trevor for bull riding advice. Trevor would take him along at times on his bull riding adventures. Tucker would also love to go hang out at his brother, Tanner's. He would share all "his stories" and had fun playing with his little niece and nephew. Tucker was also an avid hunter. He loved to hunt with family and friends or walk the trees himself to "bag a bird". Those who were so very blessed to share his life and will miss him eternally are; his parents Rick and Brenda Easton, and his brothers Tanner (Whitney) Easton, and Trevor Easton. His paternal grandparents, Dick and Linda Easton, his maternal grandparents, Dennis and Valoris Heezen, and very dear to his heart niece Paycen, and nephew Huxley, as well as sister-in-law Karley. He also leaves behind many special cousins, Aunts and Uncles, special brothers Blade Foreman, Dylan Rice, Duffy Ducheneaux, Dylan Madsen, Lane Roettele, Ty Kenobbie, Rance Maddock and too many others to mention. All of his beloved rodeo brothers and classmates who were all a special part of his life. Tucker was preceded in death by his older brother Tyler Easton, his paternal great grandparents Martin and Mable Garbe and Dale and Angela Easton, and maternal great grandparents John and Alice Heezen, and Earl and Selma Bechtold.
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