Troy Burnham

Troy Burnham, 48, of Sturgis, SD, died Monday, August 2, 2021, at his home.

Troy was born February 9, 1973, to Tom and Linda (Young) Burnham. He graduated from Sturgis High School in 1991. From the age of 14 he worked for his parents at Valley Implement. Troy could fix or weld anything that came into the shop. He was a man of few words and many talents. He could always be found willing to lend a helping hand either at a branding or working the grounds during the high school rodeo as he was always very generous with his time.

He will always be remembered for the love of his children, whether it be wrestling tournaments, days at the lake, or the softball fields. He enjoyed spoiling his granddaughter and always had a pocket full of licorice ropes for her. He had a heart of gold, loved a game of cribbage or pitch, and you could find him at any gambling machine betting his luck, and probably winning.

Troy is survived by his children, Josey, and Justin; granddaughter, Berkley; his parents, Tom (Linda) Burnham; his sisters, Tammy Stewart, and Tera (Jason) Digmann; niece and nephew, Annaka, and Ayden Digmann; aunt and uncle, Bob (Susie) Young; aunts, Carolyn Burnham, and Barbara Griffrin; cousins; and many close friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Robert (Wanna) Young, and Robert (Dorothy) Burnham; and his uncle, Jerry Burnham.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 4, 2021, at Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis, SD.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 5, 2021, at First Presbyterian Church in Sturgis, SD. Interment will follow at St. Aloysius cemetery in Sturgis.

A memorial has been established for the Sturgis High School Rodeo Club.