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Rich Kroll

August 1, 1972 — February 23, 2024

Rich Kroll, 51, of Bristol, passed away Friday, February 23, 2024 at Avera St. Luke's Hospital in Aberdeen.

Funeral services will be held 10:30am Thursday, February 29, 2024 at the Webster Armory and will be livestreamed on our Facebook page. Private interment will be at the Andover Cemetery. 

Visitation will be 5-7pm Wednesday, with a 6pm prayer service at the funeral home. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family.

Richie was born to Richard Otto Kroll Jr  and Sharon Marie (Raap) (Kroll) Busch on August 1, 1972 at 10:30 am at St Luke's Medical Center in Aberdeen, South Dakota. He graduated from Bristol high school in 1991 and continued to spend the majority of his life living and working in the community. In 1999 Rich was blessed with the birth of his first daughter Taylor. He later married Becca Kuecker where he gained another title of  dad with Jadynn and finally with the birth of Mattea in 2003. In 2020 his granddaughter Paislee was born, completing what we all know to this day as "the girls".

Richie was always known for his hard work ethic, which he learned in his early years on the family farm, milking cows. After the farm was sold, Richie continued the farm life by going to work for Zimmerman farms, helping with the daily tasks of cattle and fieldwork, where he spent over 36 years until his passing, always available to lend a hand during planting and harvest. After helping Brent, Vickie and Jake full time for many years, Richie went to work for Johnson Construction, where he cut his teeth in the construction world, learning skills that he would later use in his own construction business, Kroll Construction. Never seeming to think he had enough on his plate, in 2018 he opened up a bar in the community of Andover. The Other Place became a place where friends could gather and relax, a testament to Richie's willingess of always being there to listen. He was an extremely hard worker and took great pride in every project he took on. Because he considered many in the community as family, he was always willing to help with projects, checking up on his friends, or anything else that needed done.

Richie's true love and devotion in life however were his daughters Taylor, Jadynn and Mattea, and enjoyed nothing more than having his daughters on the job sites with him. He was their pillar and their rock. He enjoyed helping all he could in any way that he could,  and was always up for a road trip and a rock concert. He created countless memories with all who he touched in his life, making numerous friends, all of whom he cherished dearly. Rich had a huge heart and his generosity, kindness, and unforgettable smile are just a small part of the wonderful memories his family and friends will always look back on with comfort.

Richie was preceded in death by his father,  Richard Kroll Jr. He is survived by his daughters, Taylor Johnson (Braven Boska) and granddaughter Paislee of Tyndall, SD, Mattea Kroll of Bristol, SD, and Jadynn Kuecker of Sioux Falls, SD, his mother and stepfather,  Sharon (Jerry) Busch of Bristol,  SD, one sister Debra (Daryll) Peckham of Bristol, SD, 6 brothers, Michael Kroll of Seattle,  WA, Daniel Kroll of Webster, SD, David (Tarah) Kroll of Bristol, SD, Jeffrey Kroll of Bristol, SD, John (Katie) Kroll of Bath, SD, Brian (Sherylou) Kroll of White, SD, nieces Jamie (Matt) Fisher of Urbandale, IA, Emma Kroll, Kyleigh Kroll, Kendyll Kroll, nephews Ryan (Stephanie) Anderson of Boca Raton, FL, Aidan Kroll, Wyatt Kroll, and Gavin Kroll, and grand nephew and niece Noah and Etta Fisher. He is also survived by step-siblings, Donald (Karen) Busch of Richmond, MO, Fred (Mona) Busch of Maurepas, LA, Kathleen Busch of Madison, MN, and Michelle (Greg) Runia of Montevideo, MN. 

To send flowers to the family in memory of Rich Kroll, please visit our flower store.

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Wednesday, February 28, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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122 W 5th Ave, Webster, SD 57274

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Thursday, February 29, 2024

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