James "Jim" Thomas, age 60, of De Smet, S.D., passed away on Sat., May 1, 2021, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D. A Rosary will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Thurs., May 6, 2021, at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in De Smet, S.D. Visitation at the church will follow the Rosary from 5-7 p.m. A Funeral Mass officiated by Fr. Richard Baumberger will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Fri., May 7, 2021, at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in De Smet, S.D. The service will be live streamed via the Crawford-Osthus Funeral Chapel Facebook page.
Burial will be at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Cemetery. Military graveside honors will be conducted by the De Smet American Legion Post #138 and the U.S. Navy Funeral Honors Team. Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Dugan, Doug Aden, Mike and Sue Sprang, Randy and LaVonne Bohn and Dareld and Marlene Nelson. Active pallbearers will be Doug Kazmerzak, Steve Kane, Verne Mosser, Bob Lee, Dillion Peterson and Bret Jensen.
Arrangements by Crawford-Osthus Funeral Chapel De Smet, Watertown, Hayti, Bryant