Basham Funeral Service

Michael J. Washechek

( October 10, 1962 - April 21, 2020 )

Michael J. Washechek, 57, of Wessington Springs passed away Tuesday morning April 21, 2020 at his mother’s residence. A private family visitation and service will be held and burial will be in the Eagle Presbyterian rural Kimball, SD. A celebration of life service will be held at a later date.

Michael (Mike) James Washechek was born on October 10,1962 to Richard and Ruth (Hopp) Washechek  and passed away on April 21,2020 at the age of 57 at his mothers home.  Mike attended country school by Wessington SD and in 1977 moved to Wessington Springs SD where he completed the rest of his school years and graduated in 1982.

Mike worked with his dad and brothers  harvesting  for Washechek & Sons and later moved to Huron, SD where he was married to Iris (Cables) for 24 years and had a son Micheal.  Mike worked doing custodial, landscaping and car detailing for many years before moving back to wessington springs in the last 5 years. Mike had a love for music,being with family and fishing where in years past was always seen fishing at the James river on 3rd st. Mike loved to help others and play cards games with his grandchildren and nieces/nephews, going for walks and always had a good joke/story to tell.  Mike will be remembered for his smile and kind hearted ways.  


Mike is survived by his son Micheal Washechek and 3 grandchildren Gary Micheal, Hayden and Jenna of Harrold SD, Mother Ruth Washechek, wessington springs SD, brothers Rick Washechek-Huron SD , Todd (Tiffany)Washechek-Florida, Scott Washechek-Sioux Falls SD , Sister Lisa Washechek-Wolsey SD. 3 Nephews Richard, Royse and John Paul, 6 nieces Maddi, Macy, Mia, Piper, Tessa and Eva.  He was proceeded in death by his father Richard, maternal and paternal grandparents.