Michael Carl Churchward was born May 18, 1947, to Wilbur and Mildred (Raymond) Churchward in Ft. Wayne, Ind.
He was proud to serve in and retire from the United States Air Force and United States Marine Corps.
Michael died Nov. 19, 2018, at his home in Hermosa, S.D. He was 71.
Michael is survived by his daughter, Rachel Churchward; and son, Jason Churchward.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m., Dec. 1 at the Custer Area Veterans Memorial in Custer, S.D., with Pastor Joel Ziolkowski officiating.