Bart Cheney: 1969-2015
October 8, 2015
Bart Cheney: 1969-2015
After a three year battle with cancer, Bart Bly Cheney was called to the Lord Oct. 2, 2015, at the age of 45. Bart will be missed by his family and friends, and his compassion, smile, and laugh that touched so many hearts will not be forgotten.
Bart Bly Cheney was born Nov. 27, 1969, in Rapid City, South Dakota, the son of William Cheney and Patricia Hamm. He graduated from Wall High School in 1988 and left for a time to work different jobs before returning to Wall. It is at this time, he met his wife Tommi White. Over the last 15 and one-half years, they have built a family and farming operation that Bart loved. From this union, he was blessed with a son, Brycen Cheney, and a daughter Riggens Cheney, that he loved with all of his heart.
Bart was a kind, hardworking man who enjoyed life, and had a passion for being a father – always present, involved, and supportive. He was at every one of Brycen and Riggens activities and special events, no matter how small. Bart's other passion was farming, a dream he had since he was a young boy. He fulfilled his dream as a respected farmer.
Bart was a member of the Western South Dakota Buckaroos, and a member of the FSA Board. He was also a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, which he recently joined when Bart's battle with cancer brought him to find faith. This was a blessing to Bart as it comforted him, particularly in the end.
Bart is survived by his wife Tommi Cheney; his children Brycen and Riggens Cheney; his father William Cheney; his grandmother Loy Hamm; his sister and brother-in-law Brooke and Jason Kelly; his step-father Michael Bowman; his father and mother-in-law Gail and Wanda Johnson; his father-in-law Charles White; his sister-in-laws and brother-in-laws Shaun Johnson, Darren and Heather Johnson, Brett and Cristi Guptill, and Chris and Malori Teigan; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.
Bart was preceded in death by his mother Patricia (Hamm) Bowman; his grandfather Glenn Hamm; and grandparents Julian and Marva Cheney.
Visitation was Oct. 5, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Wall, with a prayer service at 7 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial was 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Wall, with Father Tim Hoag as celebrant, and Father Leo Hausmann as con-celebrant.
Interment was at the Wall Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established for Bart's children Brycen and Riggens. Cards and memorials may be sent to P.O. Box 323, Wall, SD 57790.
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