September 6, 1960 ~ August 24, 2023
William Eastman, 62, Sioux Falls, passed away on August 24, 2023, at Ava’s House in Sioux Falls, SD.
Visitation will be 5-6:30pm, Wednesday, August 30, 2023, at Heartland Funeral Home, with a service beginning at 6:30pm. An Inurnment will take place at a later date at Fairview Cemetery, Lane, SD.
William (Bill) Charles Eastman was born on September 6, 1960, to John and Hazel (Dudley) Eastman in Chamberlain, SD. Bill grew up in Chamberlain and the surrounding area. He was placed into the foster care system at a young age as well as his siblings until the age of 18. Bill was in thirteen different foster homes and also was placed in Sky Ranch where he learned farming, ranching, how to fly an airplane, cooking, and baking. He also lived at Boys Town in Omaha, Nebraska. Bill graduated high school while at Boys Town.
In February of 1979, he joined the Marine Corps. He was discharged in 1981.
Bill loved two women in his lifetime, Kacey and Kathy. Unfortunately, both have passed away.
Bill has worked as an ariel photographer and sold many pictures that he had taken. This was something he enjoyed very much. Another passion of Bill’s was cooking. He worked at many different places in Sioux Falls as a cook and a chef. He worked at Marlin’s in Sioux Falls until he got sick. He loved making foods from scratch, not from a box.
Bill also had a love for dogs. Over his lifetime, he had about 15 dogs.
Left to cherish his memory are his brother, David Eastman; sister, Cindy (Steve) Groseth; brother, Allan Eastman; one nephew; and four nieces.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, John Eastman and Hazel Perry; an infant brother, Larry Eastman; and older brother, Wayne Eastman. If you knew Bill, you know that he could talk your ear off and, oh the stories he had to tell. We are grateful for his life, his stories, and his love for others. He will be greatly missed.