Dana L. Kenobbie
A Celebration of Life for Dana L. Kenobbie, 56, of Oacoma, SD will be 2:00 pm Friday, July 5, 2019 at the Oacoma Community Center in Oacoma, SD. In lieu of flowers a memorial in Dana's name will be established. Dana Lee Kenobbie was born January 10, 1963 to Clarence and Henrietta (Wagaman) Kenobbie. He attended school at Chamberlain where he graduated from Chamberlain High School in 1981. During and after his high school years Dana worked at the Fireside in Oacoma, SD. It was there he learned all his cooking skills from his Aunt Netty. He also worked at the Pepsi- Cola Plant and as a brick tender for Clayton DeGroot. In 1985, Dana started working at the Silver Dollar Bar in Chamberlain, SD under owner Richard Rutan. Around 1990, Richard offered to sell the business to Dana and his best friend Dave Byre and in 1991, Dana became the sole owner of the business. At the end of 1991, Dana met Angela Zeman and they made their home in Oacoma until the time of his death. Together they have two amazing children Zachariah L. and Sierra K. Dana's passions in life were hunting, fishing, cruising his Harley Davidsons, shooting his firearms, and spending time at the river with his family and friends. One of Dana's special qualities was turning a complete stranger into a lifelong friend. Whether it was telling them one of the many crazy adventures that would have everyone shaking their heads, to cooking up something unusual that he had in the freezer like rattlesnake, pheasant, bear, turkey nuts, or fish, that person always left with a full stomach, a huge smile on their face, and a story of their own to tell. Dana passed away on June 28, 2019 in his home in Oacoma, SD at the age of 56 years. Gratefully sharing his life are his partner Angela Zeman of Oacoma; son Zachariah L. and fiance Abbey Handel and daughter Sierra K. "Tootie" all of Oacoma; a sister Ardell (Kenobbie) Williamson and husband Dean of Richmond, VA; two brothers, and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by special friends Dave Byre, James Harmon, Kevin Johnson, Mike Sherwood, Sandi Pringle, Deanna Garland, Aunt Mary Wagaman, and many, many more along with the Little Oacoma River Rats that visited him daily, you know who you are. Preceding him in death were his parents.