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Rick Rudebusch

WAUBAY- Rick Rudebusch, 65 of Waubay died on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at Bethesda Home in Webster. His funeral will be at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, November 26, 2016 at Ortley Free Lutheran Church in Ortley, Robert Grebel will officiate. Burial will be at Ortley Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Friday 5-7 P.M. and prior to services on Saturday at the church. Ricky Lee Rudebusch was born on February 24, 1951 at Webster, South Dakota to Robert and Ramona (Knopf) Rudebusch. He was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Waubay, South Dakota. He attended school in Waubay and graduated from Waubay High School in 1969. After high school he attended horse ferrying School in Oklahoma. Upon completion, he returned to South Dakota and worked construction as a heavy equipment operator. Ricky also worked as an over the road trucker for several years. In 1994, Rick began working as a broker for J&H Transportation. He was very proud to be a part of the J&H team and was extremely dedicated to his work. On November 27, 2009, Ricky married Pamela Holler-Bartelt. The couple made their home on Blue Dog Lake near Waubay. Rick loved fishing and spending time on the lake. You would often find him in his Bobcat playing in the dirt, digging up his yard or helping out a neighbor. He was a lifelong member of Ortley Free Lutheran Church, where he was very actively involved. Rick had a kind heart and was very proud of his children and grandchildren. Rick passed away on Tuesday November 22, 2016 at Webster, South Dakota at the age of 65 years, 8 months and 29 days. Grateful for having shared in his life are his wife Pamela of Waubay, SD, Angel (Paul) Luttmann of Tea, SD, Brian (Riesa) Rudebusch of Watertown, SD, Billie Jo (Brad) McKown of Boise, ID, Christa (Travis) Peterson of Watertown, SD, Nichole (Justin) Ringing Shield of Sioux Falls, SD, Amanda Bartelt of Webster, SD, and Darwin (Anndell) Bartelt of Webster, 21 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and four Godchildren. He is also survived by his mother Ramona Rudebusch of Webster, SD, siblings Larry (Judi) Rudebusch of Corona, SD, David (Donna) Rudebusch of Summit, SD, Julie (Lloyd) Kranz of Kranzburg, SD and Robert (Jean) Rudebusch of Wahpeton, ND, as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father Robert and sister Susan.

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i met Rick in 2006 he got me back in the trucking business made me more money than i ever made in trucking my whole life He was a good old boy that will be missed and remembered rest in peace my old freind

Mark Ericksen Dec 9 2016 12:00 AM

Angel and family I am so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in your faith and peace that comes with that. Thoughts and prayers. Cindy Pirrung

Cindy Pirrung Nov 24 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Rick Rudebusch

Cindy Pirrung Nov 24 2016 12:00 AM

Nomore pain for you Rick...will miss your laughter. To you dear ones left behind, may you all be surrounded by the memories and rejoice for the never ending love God gives us......thru it all. Thinking of You All! Aunt Marlene Knopf & Family

Marlene Knopf Nov 24 2016 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss Dennis and Cheryl Brink

Cheryl Brink Nov 24 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Rick Rudebusch

Cheryl Brink Nov 24 2016 12:00 AM

My sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Rick. The loss of our dear loved ones can be very difficult and distressing to cope with. True comfort comes in knowing that Jehovah ( Psalm 83 : 18 - God's name ) is not the cause of our pain, suffering and death, Hebrews 2 : 14 tells us the source. May you be comforted in knowing that Jehovah hates death ( 1 Corinthian 15 : 26 ) and promises to eliminate death forever and bring those sleeping in death back to life on a cleansed earth. ( Isaiah 25 : 7,8; Revelation 21 : 3-5; Acts 24 : 15; Psalms 37 : 10,11, 29 ). Also, may your own good and loving memories of Rick help to soothe your hearts, as we remember that our dear loved ones now safely rest in the loving memory of our Grand Creator, Jehovah God, waiting for the fulfillment of His promised purpose for us all. Sincerely

Ginger Nov 23 2016 12:00 AM

Our sincerest sympathy to the family of my dear cousin, Rick Rudebusch. He was loved dearly by so many, and God's prayers and peace be with you knowing that God in His glorious Grace and Wisdom is with you. Love, Cousin Vickie Medd and uncle Gene and Aunt Aleda along with Marg and Randy, Kevin and Kirk and Brad, Lee and girls. Peace be with you!!!!!!

Vickie Medd Nov 23 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Rick Rudebusch

Vickie Medd Nov 23 2016 12:00 AM

Pam and family, We are so sorry that the time came to say "see you later" to Rick. He will be deeply missed by so many people. I always enjoyed visiting and bs'ing with him when he would come in the store. Sending hugs and prayers to his family. Gloria and Kim

Gloria Jorgenson Nov 23 2016 12:00 AM

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