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Dear Cheryl, Matt, Laura, Drew and grandkids,
I just heard about your loss. I am so sorry and I hope this message finds your heart healing. I don't know the circumstances regarding Ricks passing but I hope he didn't suffer with pain and I know he was taken far too soon. I was always in awe of the pride he took with the acreage always keeping up the grounds and your beautiful home. He gave so freely of his time to

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Posted by: Pat, Christy, Greg, Heather Hauer - Mission Hill, SD - Neighbor   Apr 24, 2018

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Cherish the wonderful memories as you move forward in a new chapter of your life. May God bless and give you strength.

Posted by: Mitzi Drey - Sioux Falls, SD - Friend   Nov 02, 2017

Cheryl and family,

Oh, my heart aches for your loss. Know that you are in my prayers. Rick was always the consummate gentleman and I enjoyed his company. I can always remember him as the one who never teased my girls but gave them respect and courtesy. I will always remember him as a fine man who gave credit to his gender. Words are so inadequate for times like this. So, please accept a big hug from me and to know that I wish peace to return to you soon in God's grace.

Posted by: John Bischoff - Acampo, CA - Family   Oct 27, 2017

Cherly & Family,

Sorry to here of Rick's passing. I wish I could have been there for the funeral.
Rick was one of my greatest football players. He was injured his Junior year.
but still limped out and played several plays against Baltic # 1 in 8-man football,
the last game of his Junior year. The next year he excelled and was all-conference and all-state. At 155 lbs. he played way above his weight as a line-backer. I never had a football player give

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Posted by: Gary Frankenstein - Huron, SD - Teacher   Oct 26, 2017

Cheryl and family, We are sending our sincere sympathies, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by: Beth and Vinson Weber - Sioux Falls, SD - Friend   Oct 25, 2017

Sorry to hear of your loss. May the Lord bring you strength and peace in the days ahead. Cherish all the memories

Posted by: Mitzi Drey - Sioux Falls, SD - Friend   Oct 25, 2017

Our prayers and thoughts are with Cheryl and family

Posted by: Tim and Melody Thomas Thomas - Sioux Falls, SD - Family   Oct 24, 2017

We would like to extend our deepest sympathies. Virginia and Mark Monger

Posted by: mark monger - sioux fall, SD   Oct 24, 2017

Sorry for your loss Kathy and Gunda Gosmire

Posted by: Kathy Gosmire - Watertown, SD - Friend   Oct 24, 2017

We are terribly sorry to hear about the loss of your husband, Rick. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult and sad time.

Posted by: Gerald & Diane Bahn - Yankton, SD - Friend   Oct 24, 2017