November 29, 1990 - September 2, 2023
Ty Dimond, age 32, of Wood, S.D., died on Saturday, September 2, 2023 in White River, S.D.
Ty Scott Dimond was born November 29, 1990 in Winner, and was welcomed into this world by his parents Scott and Julie (Hall) Dimond and big sister, Ashley. He lived on a ranch north of Wood. He would help with feeding bottle calves and lambs and started riding horses at a very young age. He would be joined by brother Tate in 1996 and would grow up in Wood. Ty and his siblings enjoyed the freedom of small-town life, playing in the Wood Park, and would play cops and robbers with the Larson, Ryno, and Tucker kids. Ty and his siblings loved riding horses and would help their dad with raising cattle. Ty enjoyed riding dirt bikes and had many adventures riding with his friends. Ty loved his coon dogs and enjoyed hunting with them along with all of his friends and siblings.
Ty attended Wood Grade School and then went on to White River Middle School where he would start playing football. He loved playing football in high school and although he only weighed about 140 lbs., he was one of the hardest hitting players on the team. Ty was very close with all his teammates. Ty graduated from White River High School in 2009, and he had a close circle of friends, many of them being his classmates. They would hunt and fish together and often grill some of their catch in his mother’s shop. He and his friends were also part of a branding crew during their high school years, helping all the local ranchers. Ty was a very hard worker and spent his high school summer months working for Harvey Bierema and Dan Valburg.
Ty attended Western Dakota Tech in Rapid City to become an Electrician. He received his Associates of Applied Science degree in 2011 and began his career with Kucera Electric in Winner. Ty worked the required hours, studied, tested for, and passed the exam to obtain his South Dakota Electrical Contractors license. One of Ty’s dreams was owning his own business and after working diligently to achieve it he would start Dimond Electric, in Wood. Ty also held a North Dakota Masters Electrical license and worked for Muth Electric in N.D. Ty was currently working for H&O Electric in Winner, under the supervision of Red Osborne, whom he admired greatly.
Ty was married to Valerie (VanderMay) Dimond and together they welcomed three daughters into the world. The greatest loves and joys of his life were his three girls: Jentry, born November 2013, Paisley, born May 2015, and Tierney, born February 2018. He loved to fish and taught his girls to fish at a young age. Ty also enjoyed playing guitar and bought Jentry a guitar for them to begin playing together. He also bought Jentry and Paisley BB guns and was teaching them to shoot and took them rabbit hunting in the winter. He was also teaching his girls to ride horses. Ty was an incredible uncle and would often be joined by Tate and his kids on these adventures.
Ty met the love of his life, Nichole Lee in June of 2020. Although the time they had together was brief, it was filled with love, laughter, pranks, and slow dancing in the kitchen while they cooked together. Ty cherished his time with not only Nichole but with his three daughters: Jentry, Paisley, and Tierney; and Nichole’s children: Braxtyn and Miah. He spent countless hours pitching baseballs, riding bicycles, and playing with the kids in his pool. Ty proposed to Nichole on December 15, 2022, and was so excited about wedding planning, often sending Nichole ideas for their ceremony and was looking forward to spending their lives together.
Ty is survived by his loving family including his three daughters, Jentry, Paisley, and Tierney; his fiancée, Nichole Lee and her children, Braxtyn and Miah; his mother, Julie Hall; sister Ashley Dimond and Courtney Krogman; brother Tate Dimond and Tierra Axdahl and their children, Braedynn and Scott; grandparents, Twila Edwards, Scott and Mary Hall and Mark and Delores Edwards; aunts and uncles: Kim and Sandy Hall, Clayton, Lori, Duane and Karey Hall, Laurie McCabe and Rodger Drake, Vava Dimond and John Vesco; cousins Scott, Lane, Chandra, Sheena, Thomas, Peyton, Brandon, and Traye.
Ty was preceded in death by his father, Scott Dimond; his grandparents Larry Dimond and Joyce Hall; and his uncle Kevin McCabe.
Visitation was held 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, September 7, at the Wood Community Hall. Funeral services were held 3:00 p.m. Friday, September 8, at the Wood Community Hall. Burial followed at the Wood Evergreen Cemetery.
Memorial moneys received will go to a college fund for Ty’s daughters. Cards and memorials may be sent to P.O. Box 383, Wood, SD 57585.
Arrangements are with Rush Funeral Home of Philip.