Caryl Wilmsen, 93, of Hecla, SD, passed away at home on November 20, 2017. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 25, at 10:30 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Hecla, followed by burial at the Hecla City Cemetery. Caryl Wayne was the sixth child of nine born to Chester and Caroline (Schwarting) Wilmsen on March 3, 1924. He attended Wilmsen Country School and graduated from Hecla High School. Caryl served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1946.