Kelvin Hieb, age 70, of Philip, South Dakota, died on Sunday, April 23, 2023 at Monument Health Hospice in Rapid City.
Kelvin LeRoy Hieb was born September 9, 1952 in Pierre, South Dakota to Leo and Imogene (Ellerton) Hieb.
Kelvin and his siblings spent their young lives growing up on the family farm in Harrold, South Dakota. Kelvin graduated from Harrold High School in the 1970s. After graduating Kelvin furthered his education at Mitchell Tech and obtained a certificate in agriculture. After college he went on to fulfill his dreams of OTR trucking and farming in SD, ND, MN, and WI.
Kelvin met Diana Kramer in 1975, and they later married in May 1976. To this union he welcomed two step-children, Robby and Kristi. In July 1979, they welcomed their daughter Theresa into their lives. Diane and Kelvin later divorced in 1983.
Kelvin then met Joann O'Connor and her two children, Jon and Scott Buus in 1994. Later in 1999 the couple learned that their stillborn son, Travis, had died in utero. They married in February 2000 and later divorced in 2006. Joann and Kelvin later reunited as partners in 2014 until his passing.
Throughout Kelvin's life he enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, and watching sports. He also had a love for his dogs that could not be described. Kelvin felt tremendous joy while spending time with his children and grandchildren along with a sense of freedom when able to attend their extracurricular activities.
Survivors include girlfriend Joann of Philip; daughter Theresa (Jason) Robinson of Rapid City; step-daughter Kristi (Tommy) Henrichsen of Pierre; step-sons Robby Geuther of Aberdeen, Scott Buus and Jonathan Buus both of Minneapolis MN; grandchildren: Casey Hieb, Justina Robinson, Dante Robinson, Taya Robinson, Darin Geuther, Dylan Geuther, and Blake Geuther; four step-grandchildren: Madison Buus, Miles Buus, Mason Buus, and Dalton Kelvin Buus; brother William Hieb of Armor; sisters Kathy (Jerry) Spiers of Rapid City and Judy (Larry) Schnabel of Eureka; and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by son Travis Hieb; his parents Leo and Imogene Hieb; and brother Gerald Hieb.
Memorial services will be held 3:00 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at Rush Funeral Home in Philip with Pastor Kathy Chesney officiating.
A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held 2-4 p.m. CST Saturday, May 13, 2023 at the Harrold Auditorium Cafeteria in Harrold, South Dakota.
Interment will be held at Medicine Hill Cemetery in Harrold.
Arrangements are with Rush Funeral Home of Philip.