Dwight “Ike” Baisden

Dwight "Ike" Baisden, 57, of Vermillion, South Dakota passed away unexpectedly Monday, July 5, 2010 at Sanford Vermillion Hospital in Vermillion.

Funeral service was 11 a.m. Saturday, July 10, 2010 at First Baptist Church in Vermillion.  Pastor Sandy Aakre will officiate.  The Independent Order of Odd Fellows Lodge #3 of Vermillion also had a service.  Cremation followed the services.  Visitation was after 3 p.m. Friday, July 9, 2010, with the family from 6 to 8 p.m., all at Carlsen Funeral Home – Schroeder Chapel, Akron, IA.  Visitation resumed one hour prior the service on Saturday at the church.  Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.  

Dwight "Ike" Baisden was born Jan. 5, 1953 in Holden, WV, the son of John Ed, Sr. and Georgia Mae (Workman) Baisden. He attended school in Logan, WV and graduated from Logan High School in 1971. After high school, Ike worked various jobs before going to work as a fingerprint technician for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Washington, DC. It was during this time that he met his future wife, Barb.  

He was united in marriage to Barbara Jahn on Nov. 18, 1973 in Verdunville "Mud Fork," WV.  They both continued working for the F.B.I. until September of 1974, when they moved to the Vermillion area.  Ike worked for Sioux Tools in Vermillion and later in Sioux City, IA for over 29 years.  In 2000, he began his current job with Sydell's Manufacturing in Vermillion.  

Ike was a 24-year member of the Vermillion Fire Department and the Vermillion Fireman's Association.  He was an achieved member of the Vermillion Odd Fellows Lodge #3 and its units: Vermillion Rebekah Lodge #28, Vermillion Unified Encampment #38, and Canton South East #12.  He was also a member of the Eagle's Club in Vermillion.  Ike loved bowling, and earlier this year, he fulfilled his dream of bowling in a national event in Reno, NV.  He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and farming.  But most of all, he loved the times spent with his friends and family, especially his grandchildren and "adopted" kids and grandkids.  He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.  

Survivors include his wife of over 36 years, Barb of Vermillion; two daughters, Farrah Baisden of Akron, IA, and her children, Jay, Tanner, and Tylese, Janelle "Nellie" Hillrichs (Steven) of Akron, IA and their children, Cody and Todd; four brothers, John Ed Baisden, Jr. (Nina) of Verdunville, WV, Jimmy Baisden (Linda) of Culloden, WV, Boyd Baisden (Oma Lee) of Sullivan, OH, and Carlos Ray Baisden (Vicki) of Sioux City, IA; and several nieces, nephews, and "adopted" kids and grandkids.  

He was preceded in death by his parents; his father and mother-in-law, Elmer and Lois Jahn; six brothers, Denver, Ivan, Chester, Henderson, Lucian, Cecil, and Robert "Rod"; and two sisters, Grace and Vernie.

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