Michael Erick Haynie, age 43 of Yankton, SD passed away Monday, May 20, 2019 at his residence.

A memorial Celebration of Life in Erick’s memory will be 5 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 31, 2019 at Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home and Crematory in Yankton.

Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home and Crematory is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at: www.opsahl-kostelfuneralhome.com.

Honorary pallbearers are: Joe Haynie, Rose-Marie Haynie and Ethan Haynie.

Michael Erick Haynie was born on April 1, 1976 in Vermillion, SD to Richard Michael and Denene Belle (Vosberg) Haynie. Michael attended Elkpoint/Jefferson High School and graduated in 1995. He married Emma Elder on June 28, 2008 in Burbank, SD. To this union two children were born, Ethan and Rose-Mary.

Michael loved to write poems, playing guitar, drinking tea, coloring, listening to music and visiting with his children. Michael loved his family and was loved by all his friends and family. His daughter’s friend stated, “He might be dead but his soul is still alive and in a better place.”

Michael is survived by his grandmother, Jean Dunn of New Albany, IN; sister, Michelelene Denene Haynie of Santa Rosa, CA; brother, Joseph Haynie of Yankton, SD; wife, Emma Haynie; son, Ethan Haynie and daughter, Rose-Mary Haynie, all of Yankton, SD; aunt, Darlene Steckelberg of Elk Point, SD, uncle, Dan Vosbert of Elk Point, SD and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephew and many friends.

Michael was preceded in death by his parents; twin brother, Richard Derick “Dick” Haynie; grandmother and both grandfathers.

Yankton Press & Dakotan

May 29, 2019