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Richard DenOuden

Richard DenOuden, 78, of Webster passed away Saturday November 28, 2020 at his home in Webster. His funeral will be 2:00 P.M. Friday December 4, 2020 at the United Methodist Church in Webster and will be livestreamed on Fiksdal Funeral Service Facebook page. Visitation will be 12-2 P.M. Friday at the church. Burial will be 10:30 A.M. Saturday at the Dutch Reform Cemetery in Springfield. Richard Cornelius DenOuden was born on October 28, 1942 to Cornelius and Tena (Vander Veen) Denouden on the family farm near Springfield, South Dakota. He attended Dalenburg country school near their home. After his education he joined the South Dakota National Guard. While at Basic Training in Fort Leonard Wood, he was introduced to Carol Hull. The couple married and moved to South Dakota and made their home on a farm by Avon. To this union three children were born: Tena, Steven, and Scott. In 1981, the couple divorced and in the mid 1980’s Richard and the boys moved to Webster, Tena was already off at college. Richard worked various jobs in the area mainly as a mechanic and farmhand. Richard was always kept busy working. He enjoyed collecting farm machinery that needed repair as well as gun collecting. He was a member of the United Methodist Church and lead Bible Studies over the years. Last year, Richard took the trip of a lifetime travelling to the Holy Land in Israel. Richard passed away on November 28, 2020 at the age of 78 years and 1 month. He will be missed by his two sons: Steven (Marie) DenOuden of Aberdeen, SD and Scott DenOuden of Yankton, SD; one daughter Tena DenOuden of Rapid City, SD; four brothers: John (Judy) DenOuden of Avon, SD, Donald (Cheryl) DenOuden of Avon, SD, Clarence (Joan) DenOuden of Pierre, SD, and Alan DenOuden of Fairmount, MN, two sisters: Ruth (Rev. Jerry) Boaz of Topeka, KS and Janice Russell of Rapid City, SD; two grandchildren: Stephanie (Kyle) Erdahl and Kylie DenOuden; and one great grandchild Charleigh Erdahl. He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings: Lenard, Janet, Joyce, Carol, and Mary.

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Sending my deepest sympathy to your family, and prayers for healing. Judy Ludens

Judy Ludens Dec 5 2020 12:00 AM

Richard was a kind and quiet man. He was a tremendous help on our family farm over the years. He will be missed greatly..our sincere sympathy.

Jane Heinz, Mike Wattier, Kathy Vogel, Barrett Evans Dec 4 2020 12:00 AM

My sincere sympathy to the family of Richard Denouden on his passing in Webster!!

Cornelia Tjeerdsma Dec 4 2020 12:00 AM

Our sympathy to the entire Denouden family.

Joyce Svanda Dec 4 2020 12:00 AM

I have so many memories as a child of Richard . He was very soft spoken and always was giving scott steve Sean and I good advice about cars and about what to do and not what to do wish I could be there for you all but you will always be in my thoughts and prayers.

Dan vickery Dec 3 2020 12:00 AM

Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.

Mike & Lil Seyer &Famiky Dec 3 2020 12:00 AM

Richard was a great guy! Him and my dad shared many great times together! Prayers to the family!

Deb Snaza Dec 3 2020 12:00 AM

I remember taking care of the chores on his farm near Avon when he and family had to travel. I remember that he served in the National Guard in the 1960’s and he had a 1964 Chevelle that was pretty hot stuff for me when I was in high school! Rich was always kind and generous to me and I appreciated his friendship. Dave Odens

David Odens Dec 2 2020 12:00 AM

First of all so sorry about your loss,JOHN will really miss his phone calls and just popping in,Sometimes they would talk for an hour or more,He loved talking to him and looked forward to his calls.

John-Judy DenOuden Dec 2 2020 12:00 AM