Danny (Dan) Shroyer:
May 7, 1946 - May 20, 2020
Public visitation with rotational limiting of ten people took place from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 23, 2020, at Hickey Funeral Chapel of Chamberlain, SD, for Danny (Dan) Shroyer, 74, of Reliance, SD.
A family burial service will be at a later date.
Danny (Dan) Shroyer died peacefully at his home in Reliance, SD, on May 20, 2020.
Danny (Dan) Shroyer was born May 7, 1946, at Chamberlain, SD, to Clifford Shroyer and Viola (Baker) Shroyer.
He attended school at Chamberlain, SD, and during high school was active in basketball, football and rodeo. Rodeo was his passion and in 1963, he won the South Dakota High School Bareback Championship. When riding the broncos didn’t happen any more, he switched to watching rodeos and Professional Bull Riders events any chance he could.
Dan’s career in education began in 1967. Through his tenure, he was a teacher, principal, superintendent and education specialist line officer for the Bureau of Indian Education. He retired in 2008 but that was short lived,
he loved his work and became an education consultant.
Dan and Mary Parish were united in marriage on Jan. 20, 1966.
Together they enjoyed rodeos, their children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events, visiting their parents, gardening, playing cards and most of all, each other’s company.
In January, they celebrated 54 years of marriage.
Grateful for having shared his life are his wife, Mary Shroyer of Reliance, SD; his brothers, Delvin Shroyer and wife, Cleo of Pierre, SD, Deo Shroyer and his children of Ridgecrest, CA; his children, Marty Shroyer and wife
Paula of Nerstrand, MN, Simone Shroyer and Phillip Hall of Spearfish, SD, Dooley Shroyer and wife, Pam of Chamberlain, SD, Jacinta Holzwarth and husband, Todd of Parker, SD, and Matthew Shroyer of Chamberlain, SD; ten grandchildren, two great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Viola Shroyer; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Duane and Evelyn Parish and three brothers-in-law.
Hickey Funeral Chapel of Chamberlain, SD, was in charge of arrangements.
The obituary may be seen at www.hickeyfuneralchapel.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to 2019-2020 Wish Your Way South Dakota: Ireland Hyde – Make-A-Wish Foundation at