Troy Arthur Smykle

February 23, 1964 ~ January 3, 2013

Troy Arthur Smykle, 48, Brandon, died at his home Thursday, January 3, 2013.

Visitation will be 4 to 6 pm, Saturday, January 5, 2013, at Heartland Funeral Home. Funeral Services will begin at 1:30pm, Sunday, January 6, 2013, at Heartland Funeral Home, with Pastor Robert Hansen officiating. A private interment will follow.

Troy Arthur Smykle was born February 23, 1964, to Kenneth and Joyce (Schnackenberg) Smykle in Sioux Falls. He was raised and educated in Brandon and graduated 1983 from Brandon Valley High School. Troy was truly an outdoorsman. He loved to hunt, fish, and go boating. He always looked forward every year to going to Chamberlain, deer hunting, with his brothers and son. He also had a strong passion to be on the lake, no matter if there was ice, or not. It really gave him a sense of peace. Troy always cherished his family; especially his kids.

Troy will be extremely missed by his children; Trace, Ariel, Talynn, and Derrek, his parents; Kenneth and Joyce, his siblings; Greg (Yvonne), Sioux Falls, Mark (Mindy), Akron, IA, Clay (Michele), Brandon, Linda (Joel) Hanson, Valley Springs, and Debbie (Cort) Jasper, Oak Grove, MN, nieces and nephews; Matt, Kristopher, Cole, Trinity, Paula, Maci, Shauna, and Kylie, and one aunt; Donna Smelser, Sioux Falls, and his very special friend, Stacy Tott, Brandon.

Troy was preceded in death by two infant siblings; Michael and Kimberley.

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  • mary maddox says:

    Joel and Linda, My deepest sympathy in the loss of your brother.

  • Sheryl Wilson Tingle says:

    Please accept my sympathy in your loss of Troy. I pray that God will comfort you and surround you with peace and love at this difficult time.

  • Sandy Parham says:

    My deepest sympathies go out to all of Troy’s family and friends. I am very sorry to hear of his death. Clay, my heart goes out to you as I know the pain of losing a brother this way. I work for the Helpline Center in Sioux Falls and have resources to provide support to you and your family. You can reach me at my direct line there, 274-1414, or just call 211. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Kim Belfrage Fitz says:

    Clay & family-
    Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. With sincere sympathy.

  • Jenny & Chris Maier says:

    Trace, Ariel & Talynn~
    We are so sorry to hear about your Dad 🙁
    We have so many fun memories of spending time w/him & u three @ Lake Poinsett.
    Lean on each other for support. May God hold you all in the palm of his hand.
    With sympathy & love,
    Jenny & Chris

  • Julie Bredenbach says:

    So Sorry to hear of your loss, To all you in the Smykle family ! My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God comfort you during this sad loss.

  • Cheri Hamilton says:

    I was heartsick when I learned of Troy’s death. I’ve always thought the world of Troy and pray his beautiful smile, sense of humor, and twinkling eyes will be a memory that will make you smile and cherish. I’m truly sorry for your loss.

  • Bob & Bev says:

    Hey, SMYKLE family. Words can’t begin to have much meaning at times like this. Just know that there is a loving God who is still in control of every situation. I’d like to share a verse with you that has helped me out many timers when things went wrong.
    “Don’t panic! I’m with you. There is no need to fear for I am your God. I’ll give you strength. I’ll help you. I’ll hold you steady and keep a firm grip on you. Count on it!!! ” Isaiah 41:10,11b.

    I love these words. We are praying for understanding and healing. Wish we could be there with you. Cherish those great memories you all had with Troy.

    Love from Bob & Bev

  • Sheri Rozeboom-Kloes (Cragoe) says:

    To Ken, Joyce, and family, So sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers go out to you. May God be with you and help you get through this time of sorrow.

  • Cammy Lantis says:

    To The Smykle Family,
    Terribly sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    The first time I met Troy was when he came out to my house for the Bike Rally and he was up at the crack of dawn and cleaned up everything, took out the garbage and even cleaned my garage. Everyday we kept the place spotless. Even when he came out hunting. He was always a gracious guest that way.

  • Chuck and Joyce Selland says:

    Our Deepest Sympathy to you all! We remember Trace and Ariel from their days of living in Chamberlain. Your Dad loved you all very much. Treasure the wonderful memories you have with him. We will be thinking of you in the coming days and ask the Dear Lord to bring you peace.

  • Jane Schwartz Estrada says:

    My heart hurts for all of Troy’s family and loved ones. My deepest sympathies, and
    I am praying for healing, peace, and understanding for all of you.

  • Gaylon & Lisa Houtsma says:

    Clay, Michelle and family, sorry for the loss of your brother. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Steven Larson says:

    My most heart felt sympathy to Troys children and family.
    With tears on my checks, all of my heart and prayers are with you.

  • Ryan and Shelly Larson says:

    Our deepest sympathy to Troy’s family. We were very saddened to hear of Troy’s passing. We have many fond memories of Troy and the kids from years past at Lake Poinsett. He was a very caring father and always the life of the party. He will be greatly missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time.

  • Darren and Lori Dather says:

    To Clay & Michelle and Family, Ken & Joyce and Family, and Troy’s Family: I am so sorry to hear of Troy’s passing. I remember the day I met Troy in my family’s garage on 6th Ave when I was 6 years old, and am flooded with many memories of adventures with him (and Clay) throughout our childhood and high school years. Our deepest sympathy and continued prayers go out to all of you. I offer the words of Christ for comfort, as I have none: “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest for your soul…for My yoke is easy and my burden is light” (Matt 11:28-29).

  • Deb (Miles) Erickson says:

    Smykle family—- I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Troy. I understand the pain you are going through as I also unexpectedly just lost my sister on 12/9. We have to know that they are in a much better place now. Just remember that God is there to guide you through these tough times.

  • Teresa Speiser says:

    Growing up next to your family, I have a lot of good memories of Troy and Clay hanging out with my brother, Rich Campbell. I remember a specific time when Troy was at Rich’s telling us stories and making up characters as he went along- he was very funny. I remember all of their motorcycles and muscle cars and all of their shenanigans. I will miss Troy and will keep him in my prayers. God bless.

  • Shelly Jean (Mullinix) Larson says:

    I am grateful for Laurriee sharing with me of Troys passing. It has been many years since I have heard from him. I have spent many times visiting Sioux Falls in hopes of seeing him in person and saying hello. Reading all these wonderful messages about Troy is exactly as how I remember him. I know he had to have been a fun and loving father with his children. He was great with mine. We all used to go to Wall Lake and he would make sure my children and everyone on the beach had a great time. I loved his honesty and his warmness and his ability to create laughter all around him. After I left Sioux Falls for about 5 years he would call me on HIS Birthday and let me know he was great and life was good. Thats all he would say and hang up. I loved that he did that. I have always had a special place in my heart for Troy because of these great qualities he had. I know these times are challenging..I lost my brother to this disease as well, and it is frightening and sad and can be angry at times. I also lost a son. I know your loss. I share this with love in my heart for all of you..this is truly a place where you are not alone. It may feel like it. Reach out for support to those who have been where you are. The journey is long. There is hope. There is peace. Your awesome memories of Troy will keep a place of great love and light in your hearts. These are the memories to share.

  • Jim n Annie Montgomery says:

    To the Smykle family,
    We are very sorry to hear of Troys passing. When he and the kids were at the lake they brightened our days. He was a great father and raised wonderful children. His friendship and humor will be greatly missed.

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