Trace Arthur Smykle

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November 20, 1995 ~ April 12, 2021

Trace A. Smykle, 25, Sioux Falls, formerly Brandon, died Monday, April 12, 2021, unexpectedly at his home.

Visitation with family will be 5-7pm, Friday, April 16, 2021, at Heartland Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be 1:30pm, Saturday, April 17, 2021 at Heartland Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Trace’s name to Emily’s Hope or the Sioux Falls Humane Society.          

Trace Arthur Smykle was born November 20, 1995, as a twin brother to Ariel, to Troy and Diane (Mortrude) Smykle in Mitchell, SD. He grew up in Chamberlain, SD, until his family moved to Brandon where Trace attended Brandon Valley High School. He was most recently employed at Fry-N-Pan as a cook.

Trace was a free spirit. He loved his friends, family, hunting, fishing, and camping. He enjoyed the mountains. He liked to cook and wanted to backpack across America. He loved books, movies (especially about History and the Vikings) and music. His cat, “Skade” was his best buddy.

Trace fought the disease of addiction since he was 14 years old. Treatment was difficult, but he recently celebrated 7 months of sobriety. Addiction does not discriminate. His family requests that if you need help – please get it. Addiction is not a joke.

Survived by his mother, Diane (Brian) Eide, Sioux Falls; siblings, Ariel Smykle (his twin-sister), Sioux Falls, Talynn Smykle, Sioux Falls, Beldaran Eide, Sioux Falls and Derrek Hamilton, Sioux Falls; grandparents, Delores Mortrude, Dell Rapids, and Gary and Lynne Eide, Clear Lake; aunts and uncles, Todd Mortrude, Brandon, Clay (Michelle) Smykle, Brandon, Wayne Mortrude, Dell Rapids, Debbie (Curt) Jasper, Oak Grove, MN, Linda (Joel) Hanson, Valley Springs, Mark (Mindy) Smykle, Akron, IA, Carmen (Matt) Schmatz, Clear Lake, and Yvonne Smykle, Sioux Falls; cousins, Zoe Mortrude, John Mortrude, Seth Mortrude, Camryn Mortrude, Cole Smykle, Maci Smykle, Matt Jasper, Teryn Smykle, Kylie Murray, Shauna Allmon, Caleb Schmalz, Jadyn Schmalz, Jay Schmalz, Kristopher Smykle, Trinity Bates, and Paula Smykle.

Trace was preceded in death by his father, Troy Smykle; grandparents, John Mortrude and Ken and Joyce Smykle; and uncle, Greg Smykle.

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  • D.R.King says:

    Trace you will always be with me brother and your laugh will be missed Thanks for being my friend may God have mercy on your soul and will you find yourself in a better place. And to his family i send my sincerest sympathies i looked at Trace as family so to you i extend my heart and helping hand just let me know. Rest in Peace Trace.

  • Theresa Keck says:

    Praying for strength and comfort for your family during this incredibly difficult time.

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