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“Cheryl,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...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Mitzi Drey - Sioux Falls, SD

“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...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: John Bischoff - Acampo, CA

“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...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Gary Frankenstein - Huron, SD

“Cheryl and family, We are sending our sincere sympathies, you are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
4 of 16 | Posted by: Beth and Vinson Weber - SD

“Sorry to hear of your loss. May the Lord bring you strength and peace in the days ahead. Cherish all the memories ”
5 of 16 | Posted by: Mitzi Drey - Sioux Falls, SD

“Our prayers and thoughts are with Cheryl and family ”
6 of 16 | Posted by: Tim and Melody Thomas Thomas - SD

“We would like to extend our deepest sympathies. Virginia and Mark Monger ”
7 of 16 | Posted by: mark monger - sioux fall, SD

“Sorry for your loss Kathy and Gunda Gosmire ”
8 of 16 | Posted by: Kathy Gosmire - Watertown, SD

“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...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Gerald & Diane Bahn - Yankton, SD

“So sorry to hear Rick passed. Wishing your family peace. Rick's passion for technical education in Yankton was appreciated and will be remembered! ”
10 of 16 | Posted by: Chris Specht

“Without question, Rick was one in a million. Our memories of him are ones that portray a man of upstanding character, an amazing sense of humor, and...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Penny Ray - Avondale, AZ - Sister

“Our deepest sympathy to you on your loss. ❤ ”
12 of 16 | Posted by: Jody Sternberg - Platte, SD

“So sorry to hear of Rick's sudden death. You are in our thoughts and prayers in this difficult time. ”
13 of 16 | Posted by: Jim and Jolene Thomas - SD

“So sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers and may God comfort you threw this time of sadness. ”
14 of 16 | Posted by: Deb Liesinger - Hartford, SD

“So sorry to hear about Rick. We will always remember him as a good friend here in the Hideaway ”
15 of 16 | Posted by: Jean Knutson

“Dear Cheryl and Family, Sending our deepest sympathies and hugs to all the family. So shocked and saddened to hear of Rick's death. Keeping all in...Read More »
16 of 16 | Posted by: Bev and Dennis Schmidt - Yankton, SD


Rick John Duimstra passed away on October 21, 2017, at the age of 62.

Rick was born June 21, 1955 to John and LaVonne (Allen) Duimstra. He attended Farmer and Canova Elementary Schools. Rick graduated from Canova High School in 1973. He completed an accounting degree from the University of South Dakota in 1977.

Rick married Cheryl Oswald on May 28, 1983. Together they raised: Matthew of Sturgis, SD, Laura (Josh) Letourneau of Star Prairie, WI, and Andrew of Vermillion, SD.

Rick cherished being a grandfather to Wyat, Madilynn, Weston, Calamity, and Eleanor.

During his career Rick was employed by Deloitte, Haskins, and Sells in Minneapolis, MN, The Freeman Company in Yankton, SD and Applied Engineering in Yankton, SD.

Rick and Cheryl raised their family in Yankton, SD. Rick served on many boards including: Keep Yankton Beautiful, Regional Technical Education Center, Yankton Manufacturers Association, and the United Way. Rick's latest endeavor was to serve on the Gregory County Ambulance, a service which brought him great pride.

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Funeral services for Rick Duimstra, 62, were held Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Gregory, SD with Father Kevin Achbach officiating. A prayer service was held Wednesday evening at the church with G.W. Ekroth officiating.

Music was provided by Katie Opp, pianist. Cantor was Patty Willuweit.

Songs were "I Know That My Redeemer Lives," "Amazing Grace," "Song of Farewell," and "I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say."

Lector was Annette Oswald.

Cindy Talsma and Criste Hamilton were in charge of registration.

Casket Bearers were Mike Gassman, Randy Oswald, Dennis Wieser, Rene' Lapierre, Tom Bohnet, and Kevin Krall.