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Funeral services will take place on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 2:00 PM (Central).

Dixon Cemetery
Cherokee, Arkansas

Dixon Cemetery
Cherokee, Arkansas

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In memory of

Dakota Alfrey

of Philip, South Dakota, died on Friday, July 28, 2017 at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip at the age of 21

Dakota Levi Alfrey was born January 6, 1996 in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, the son of Christy and Earl Park. He grew up in Colcord, Oklahoma for a brief time as a child before moving to Philip, South Dakota, in 2004. He received his education in both Philip and Wall, where his favorite class was Ag.

Dakota truly enjoyed motorcycles, fishing, camping, and anything outdoors. He was a very happy-go-lucky kid, kind-hearted, and would help anybody whenever he could.

After his education, he worked on various ranches in western South Dakota, before moving to Sioux City, Iowa. While in Sioux City, he worked for Walmart. In May 2017, Dakota moved back to western South Dakota, where he worked for Baxter Badure on his ranch south of Belvidere.

Survivors include his parents Christy and Earl Park of Philip; one brother Colton Alfrey of Philip; one sister Brittney Park of Philip; a son Reys Alfrey of Sioux City, Iowa; his grandpa Johnny Alfrey of Colcord, Oklahoma; two aunts Sharon Holland and her husband Jed of Colcord, Oklahoma, and Brenda Burgess and her husband Michael and their son Bronc of Siloam Springs, Arkansas; his step-grandfathers Larry Brown of Wall, and Marvin Weynand of Quinn; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Dakota was preceded in death by his grandmothers Nancy Brown and Linda Weynand.

Graveside services will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 12, 2017, at the Dixon Cemetery in Cherokee, Arkansas.

Cards and memorials may be directed to P.O. Box 443 Philip, SD 57567.

2:00 p.m. - August 12, 2017
Dixon Cemetery
Cherokee, Arkansas

  • Sorry for ur loss austin my son was friends with him n blaze davidson ~ nicole high horse austin millers mom wall sd (8/3/2017)
  • As a substitute teacher in Wall I had the privilege to work with Dakota. I will remember how he became more interested in the book "Where the Red Fern Grows", when we looked up pictures of the trees described in the book. The story became more than words. There are no words to describe how sorry I am that he is gone. ~ Charon Geigle Wall, SD (8/3/2017)
  • So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ~ Oliver and Gayle Carson Quinn,SD (8/1/2017)
  • South Dakota ~ Otis Perkins Interior (8/1/2017)
  • Too Christy Colt And Britt and Earl I'm so sorry for your loss even though Dakota was not blood related he was and will always be my sweet caring loving nephew I watched him grow up I love u all so very much I'm always here for all of you rip my little doughboy you will be very missed so much ~ Adrienne N Arnold Colcord (8/1/2017)
  • My eldest nephew Dakota I will miss and am deeply saddened over his loss. He had one of the sweetest hearts of anyone I have known. My comfort comes from my faith in Jesus Christ that we may overcome any situation through him and that all things happen for a greater purpose. I offer my continued prayers for healing and strength to all my family! All my LOVE to you Christy, Earl, Colton & Britt Britt! ~ Sharon Holland Colcord, Oklahoma (7/31/2017)
  • So sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you. ~ Tootie Formanek-Neville Philip, So Dak (7/31/2017)
  • So sorry for your loss. DAKOTA WAS A VERY SPECIAL PERSON. ~ M/m Larry SCHULZ &Lydia Philip (7/31/2017)
  • What a Tragic Accident, he came to Wasta on his days off this summer. He always had some comment that would make you smile. People in Wasta will miss him. ~ Moni Grenstiner Wasta SD (7/31/2017)
  • we are so sorry for your loss....know that we are thinking and praying for you at this hard time ~ nancy neville philip,sd (7/31/2017)
  • So sorry for your loss you are all in our thoughts an prayers. ~ Kelly and Deanna Fees Rapid City (7/31/2017)
  • To Dakota's family:
    I'am so sorry to read of Dakota's death and extend my sincere condolence to your family. Take comfort in knowing that soon Almighty God will fulfill his original purpose and restore earth and humankind back to perfect conditions. Then as Revelation chap 21 verse 4-5 says all sickness, death and pain will be gone. So while you'll never forget Dakota, remember the promises of the God who can't lie. Titus chap 1 verse 2. I'll pray for your family.
    ~ D.Wells Illinois (7/31/2017)
  • Christy,Earl,ColtonBrittny, I am so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. ~ Connie Sandstrom Philip (7/30/2017)
  • We are so sorry to hear of your loss. God be with all of you and bless you and comfort you through your sorrows. ~ Brittney Drury Philip (7/30/2017)
  • We are so sorry for your loss. Dakota used to come into the Powerhouse in Wall when I worked there. He would tell me all kinds of stories. He really just came in to visit. I didn't mind. It was nice to get to know him a bit better. Thinking about you in this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. ~ Tom & Jackie Shull Wall (7/30/2017)
  • I used to be Dakota's lunch lady when he was in school in Wall. I'm so very sorry for your loss. I always found Dakota was always kind and respectful to all of us in the kitchen. Prayers for peace and healing to you all. ~ Lynn Dunker and family Wall (7/30/2017)
  • Christy, Earl, Colton & Brittany
    I am so sorry for this tragic loss of your son and brother! I pray God gives you peace and strength as you walk through this difficult time.
    ~ Carmen Fees Philip (7/30/2017)