Rapid City Obituaries

Rapid City Obituaries

Local obituary notices in Rapid City, SD

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  • Yesterday | via Pequot Lakes Echo 

    Richard Chandler "Dick" Kunz

    Richard "Dick" Chandler Kunz age 65 of Deerwood died on September 2, 2015 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.

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  • Wednesday Aug 19 | via Oxford Leader 

    Perry Hathaway

    Perry Donald Hathaway, at the age of 98, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on July 21, 2015. He passed away peacefully at the Veterans Home in Hot Springs, South Dakota.

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  • Wednesday Aug 19 | via Mobridge Tribune Online 

    Martin Erck dies in Black Hills

    Martin Francis Erck, 82, passed away with family by his side on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015, at Ft. Meade Hospice in Ft.

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  • Friday Aug 14 | via Martinsburg Journal 

    Gregory A. Rice Sr.

    Born Nov. 28, 1954, in Rapid City, South Dakota, to Franklin C. Rice and Geraldine Rice. As a child, Greg traveled the world with his parents, while his father was enlisted in the Air Force as a Navigator.

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  • Wednesday Aug 12 | via Motorcycle.com 

    Roland Sands Raising Funds For Fallen Firefighter Da...

    Dave Ruhl, 38, of Rapid City, South Dakota, was a firefighter who put his life on the line to help complete strangers. Sadly, on July 30, Ruhl lost his life while battling a wildfire in California.

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  • Tuesday Aug 11 | via SFGate 

    Deadliest Catch' Star Tony Lara Died of Apparent Hea...

    "Deadliest Catch" star Tony Lara died of an apparent heart attack while attending the annual motorcycle rally in Sturgis, South Dakota, Meade County Sheriff Ron Merwin told TheWrap on Tuesday. The 50-year-old commercial fishing ship captain, a featured player on the hit Discovery reality show, died Saturday morning at a private home in Sturgis, Meade had said.

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  • Tuesday Aug 11 | via Star Tribune 

    Tony Lara, star of Discovery's 'Deadliest Catch,' de...

    Tony Lara, a commercial fishing ship captain who appeared on Discovery's reality show "Deadliest Catch," died Saturday while attending the annual motorcycle rally in Sturgis, South Dakota. He was 50. Meade County Sheriff Ron Merwin said Lara died early Saturday morning in a private home in Sturgis, the Associated Press reported Monday.

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  • Monday Aug 10 | via KTIV-TV Sioux City 

    Hundreds of people turned out in Rapid City, SD over...

    Hundreds of people turned out in Rapid City over the weekend to pay their respects to a firefighter who died while working on a forest fire in California. Thirty-eight-year-old David Ruhl was on temporary assignment with the Big Valley Ranger District of the Modoc National Forest when he was killed late last month.

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  • Monday Aug 10 | via KELO-TV Sioux Falls 

    A Hero's Farewell For David Ruhl

    Firefighters from across the region and beyond join Rapid City residents in honoring Ruhl, a Black Hills National Forest firefighter who died in a fire July 31 while on temporary assignment in the Modoc National Forest in California. "This is not the way we wanted to send Dave home," McAdams said.

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  • Friday Aug 7 | via Vallejo Times-Herald 

    South Dakota fire captain killed in California wildf...

    Black Hills National Forest Engine Captain David Ruhl, the firefighter killed fighting the Frog Fire in California, has returned home with his family in Rapid City, U.S. Forest Service officials said. Ruhl died on July 31 while on temporary assignment to the Big Valley Ranger District of the Modoc National Forest in Adin as an Assistant Fire Management Officer since June 14. His permanent position was Engine Captain on the Mystic Ranger District of the Black Hills National Forest in Rapid City.

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  • Friday Aug 7 | via KOTA-TV Rapid City 

    Fallen Rapid City firefighter is returned home

    A fallen Rapid City firefighter is back home. The remains of Dave Ruhl were flown home from California Thursday.

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  • Thursday Aug 6 | via KRCR 

    Procession held for fallen firefighter, ashes delive...

    On Thursday morning, the U.S. Forest Service held a procession from Mt. Shasta to Redding to deliver fallen firefighter Dave Ruhl's ashes to his family.

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  • Wednesday Aug 5 | via Lake County Examiner Online 

    Firefighter dies while battling Modoc blaze

    Flags flew at half-mast across California in honor of a fallen firefighter who died while battling a blaze in northern California on Thursday, July 30, when winds caused the fire to begin behaving erratically, cutting off escape routes.David Ruhl, 38 of Rapid City, S.D., an engine captain with the Mystic Ranger Division, was on temporary assignment ... (more)

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  • Wednesday Aug 5 | via FireHouse.com 

    U.S. Forest Service Firefighter Died of Smoke Inhala...

    Aug. 05--A U.S. Forest Service firefighter who was found dead last week near the Frog Fire in Modoc County died of smoke inhalation and carbon monoxide poisoning while fighting the blaze, officials announced Tuesday. David Ruhl, 38, of Rapid City, S.D., who served in the Mystic Ranger District of the Black Hills National Forest, went missing Thursday night while engaged in the initial attack on the fire, the forest service said in a news release.

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  • Wednesday Aug 5 | via KDLT-TV Sioux Falls 

    Services For South Dakota Firefighter Killed In Cali...

    A memorial service and funeral have been scheduled in South Dakota for a Rapid City firefighter who died on the job in California. Thirty-eight-year-old David Ruhl was on temporary assignment with the Big Valley Ranger District of the Modoc National Forest.

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  • Wednesday Aug 5 | via KOTA-TV Rapid City 

    Memorial service, funeral set for Rapid City firefig...

    A memorial service and funeral have been planned for David Ruhl a Black Hills National Forest firefighter who died while responding to the Frog Fire in the Modoc National Forest near Alturas, Calif. Ruhl went missing Thursday, July 30, in hazardous fire conditions and his body was found a day later.

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  • Tuesday Aug 4 | via SFGate 

    Smoke inhalation caused firefighter's death in Frog ...

    This 2014 photo provided by the Black Hills, S.D., National Forest shows U.S. Forest Service firefighter David Ruhl who died of smoke inhalation and carbon monoxide poisoning while fighting the Frog Fire in Northern California, officials said Tuesday. A U.S. Forest Service firefighter who was found dead last week near the Frog Fire in Modoc County died of smoke inhalation and carbon monoxide poisoning while fighting the blaze, officials announced Tuesday.

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  • Tuesday Aug 4 | via KRCR 

    Fallen firefighter died of carbon monoxide poisoning...

    U.S. Forest Service officials said Tuesday that Black Hills National Forest Fire Engine Captain David "Dave" Ruhl died as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning and smoke inhalation. The 38-year-old from South Dakota went missing the evening of July 30 during the initial attack on the Frog Fire in the Modoc National Forest.

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  • Tuesday Aug 4 | via KELO-TV Sioux Falls 

    Mourning The Loss Of A Firefighter

    Last week, 38-year-old David Ruhl of Rapid City, died fighting the Frog Fire at northern California's Modoc National Forest. According to the National Forest Service, crews lost contact with him Thursday evening and rescuers found his body Friday morning after searching for him through the night.

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  • Aug 1, 2015 | via WPMT-TV York 

    David Ruhl, firefighter who died battling California...

    A firefighter battling one of the large wildfires burning in California died in the line of duty this week, the U.S. Forest Service said. David Ruhl of Rapid City, South Dakota, lost his life fighting the Frog Fire in far northern California's Modoc National Forest, near Adin.

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