Don Ray Zweygardt

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November 8, 1955 ~ January 1, 2023

Don R. Zweygardt, 67, Sioux Falls, SD, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, January 1, 2023, at his home.

There will be a Celebration of Life, Friday, January 13, 2023, 5:00 ~ 7:00pm, at the Heartland Funeral Home, in Brandon, SD. Flowers may be sent to the Heartland Funeral Home.  Memorial donations can also be sent to Heartland (PO Box 451), or be given to the family on Friday.

Don Ray Zweygardt was born on November 8, 1955, in St. Francis, Kansas, to Victor and Darlene Zweygardt.  He graduated from St. Francis Community High School in 1973.  He then went on to graduate from Brown Mackie Business School in 1974.   After moving around the Midwest, he eventually found his forever home in Sioux Falls, SD, in 2001.  He began working at the Argus Leader, as a Senior District Manager that same year.  Don loved his job and his co-workers at the Argus Leader.  While he definitely worked hard, he played hard as well.  Don looked forward to the vacations and cruises he took with his sisters, nieces, nephews, and children every year. There wasn’t a Hawaiian shirt he wouldn’t wear or a hairy chest contest he wouldn’t take part in. Those closest to him will miss his kind nature, group text limericks, and dad jokes.  No one had a sense of humor like Don, who went through life laughing and bringing laughter and joy to everyone around him.  His generous spirit will live on as an organ donor, helping more people to be able to live life to the fullest.

Don is survived by his children, Max (Morgan) Zweygardt, Pittsburgh, PA, and Dylan Zweygardt, Rapid City, SD, and Chandler Zweygardt, Sioux Falls; and his beloved grandchildren, Noah, Stoklie, Daven, Luke, and Killian; his loving girlfriend, Kelly Kots; two sisters, Susan (Jerry) Pierce, El Cajon, CA, Cathy (Dan) Gleason, Anchorage, Alaska. While this is his immediate family, he is also survived by many nephews, nieces, cousins, family members, many friends, and co-workers who will miss him dearly.

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  • Sandy Schellhorn says:

    Still can’t wrap my head around it, RIP Don, please watch our kids and grandkids. They love and miss you so.

  • Robin Gonsiewski says:

    So sorry Cathy an family. I think of you off. I will be praying for you and Don’s family to have peace. Sending love.

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