Curtis Pummel 59


Curtis Dale Pummel, age 59, passed away on August 24th in Rochester, MN with his wife Yolanda by his side. He only had a few cancer treatments left.

Curt was born to Blayne and Karen (White) Pummel on March 7th, 1964 in Spearfish, SD. He completed their family of four, joining his older brother Kevin. He attended school in Spearfish and graduated in 1982. He then continued his education majoring in communications in AZ. He had multiple jobs in many locations from Arizona, to Alaska, Florida, Wyoming, North Dakota, and of course South Dakota. He eventually moved back to Spearfish and started many businesses in the area.

The Pummel family has always had a cabin where Curt enjoyed spending time. There were many holidays, family reunions, and snowmobiling and hunting trips at the cabin. It is also where Curt and Yolanda were married with their family and friends in attendance. Curt met the love of his life Yolanda in 1999, and was married on May 25th, 2001. They created a beautiful blended family where no one felt like they didn’t belong. He loved his family with all his heart.

Curt was the kind of person where once you came into his life, you were considered family. He never hesitated to be there for anyone who needed him. He always held the best events in the garage, such as holiday, graduation, engagement, birthday, super bowl, and baby shower parties. On other days, the garage was a full shop where Curt would work on everyone’s cars, and the other projects for around the house. There was always a house project he was working on, and he took pride in the work he did. Curt also enjoyed riding his motorcycle, golfing, and hunting. Not only was he a successful hunter, but also he could shoot the bell off the top of a fishing pole with his pistol.

Curt is survived by his wife Yolanda Pummel of Spearfish; children: Lucas Pummel of Spearfish, Christie Michels of Belle Fourche, Joseph (Brianne) Michels of Spearfish, Zach (Jaden) Patterson of Spearfish, and Ashly (Cash) Patterson of Bozeman, MT; parents, Blayne and Karen (White) Pummel of Spearfish; brother Kevin (Lisa) Pummel of Spearfish (Blayne Robert) ; grandchildren: Blake, Brady, Paysen, and Dutton, and their newest fur baby, Harley D, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins and other extended family far and wide!! He was preceded in death by his grandparents and many other loved family and friends.

A Celebration of Life and luncheon was held Thursday August 31st, at the Branding Iron in Belle Fourche. A full to overflowing crowd of family and friends came together to share stories and celebrate the life of this amazing man. A memorial has been established. Arrangements were under the care of Fidler-Isburg Funeral Chapels and Isburg Crematory of Spearfish. Online condolences may be written at