Michael Kevin Body

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May 7, 1953 ~ June 9, 2023

Michael Body, 70, Sioux Falls, SD, passed away Friday, June 9, 2023, at the Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls, SD.

A visitation from 4-6pm with a prayer service following at 6pm, will be on Wednesday, June 14, 2023, at Heartland Funeral Home, in Brandon SD. Please click https://www.youtube.com/live/mTXbR7LIWRg?feature=share for the livestream link.

Michael Kevin Body Jr was born May 7, 1953, to Michael and Lydia (Kroener) Body Sr in Mitchell, SD. He attended Notre Dame High School and graduated from Mitchell Senior High School, in 1971. He joined the Peace Corps for a year, then worked various jobs. Michael started his law enforcement career with the Chamberlain Police Department in Chamberlain, SD, followed by many years with the SDSU campus security in Brookings, SD. After his retirement from SDSU and a move to Watertown, SD, he started his second career with Walmart for 18 years.

Michael had a lifelong passion for Harley-Davidson motorcycles. He enjoyed sailing and fishing with his friends. He also played with and enjoyed his “girls” (dogs), Maggie Mae, and Mia Rae.

Michael married the love of his life, Juliann Neuroth, on September 12, 2016, at their home in Sioux Falls, SD. Michael and Juliann spent many hours riding on his Can-Am Spyder, and in their 1982 Corvette. 

Michael is survived by his beloved wife, Juliann; favorite sister, Eva (David) Yeazell; his nephew, Scott Gorman; his great nephew, Braxton Gorman; his great-niece, Everleigh Gorman; his in-laws, Raymond Sr and Elizabeth Neuroth; siblings-in-law, Brenda (Craig) Bainbridge, Carlotta (Owen) McKittrick, Barbara (Scott) Phillips, Raymond Neuroth II; many nieces and nephews; and good friends, John Krebs and Jeff Miller.

He was preceded in death by his parents. 

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  • Lianne Wiig-Von Eschen says:

    Farewell to my favorite riding buddy for Hot Harley Nights….ride on my friend…ride on

  • Mary Salfer Berg says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about Mike’s passing. We worked together for a few years at SDSU PD and we have stayed in contact. He had a heart as big as Texas. Rest easy Mike!

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