Richard “Richie” Lardy 72 of Webster and formerly of Roslyn died Monday November 30, 2015 at Manor Care in Aberdeen.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 A.M. Friday December 4, 2015 at Christ the King Catholic Church in Webster. Burial will be at St. Ottos Catholic Cemetery near Webster.
Visitation will be Thursday 4-7 P.M. closing with a Rosary Service at 7 P.M. at Fiksdal Funeral Service in Webster.
Richard Michael Lardy was born on Monday April 12, 1943 to Raymond and Alice (Miotke) Lardy at Webster, South Dakota. He attended Banner 166 country school and St. Otto’s Catholic School through the eighth grade. After his education he worked on the Lardy family farm. In 1963 he joined the National Guard, to which he was active in until 1969.
On October 30, 1965 he married Deloris Okroi at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Grenville, South Dakota. After their marriage the couple purchased the family farm near Roslyn and raised their three children, Melissa, Michael, and Marcene. Richie ran a dairy and small grain operation until the flooding of 1996 forced the couple to move off the farm. Richie always remained a farmer in his heart.
In 1996 the couple moved to Roslyn and began working road construction until 1997, when the couple purchased Jimmy J’s Bar and Lounge in Roslyn. They owned and operated the business until selling it in 2000. The couple then worked for a short time for Jewett Drug setting up drug stores in the tristate area. Richie then went to work doing carpentry with Marlin Rye. In 2008, Richie was diagnosed with Wegener’s Disease, which forced him to retire in 2009.
Richie served on various community and school boards throughout the years. He enjoyed playing cards (especially whist), constructing wood cut-outs, his cows and farming, and above all he loved his family. He took great pride in his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He and Deloris did everything together and had just celebrated 50 years of marriage. He will be remembered for his quick wit and historical memory, remembering all significant dates and everyone’s family tree.
Richie bravely battled against the kidney disease as well as cancer. He went to his heavenly home on Monday November 30, 2015 at Aberdeen, South Dakota at the age of 72 years, 7 months, and 18 days.
He will be greatly missed by his wife Deloris of Webster, SD, one son; Michael “Mike”(Jolynn) Lardy of Norfolk, NE, one daughter; Melissa “Peanut” (Tim) Bent of Webster, SD, eight grandchildren; Amber (Ian) Bingner , Micaela Lardy both of Norfolk, NE, Russell Janisch of Eden, SD, Chasity Janisch of Aberdeen, SD, Brooke (Brady Hoines) Janisch of Langford, SD, Bridget Janisch , Tristen and Ciera Bent all of Webster, SD, four great-grandchildren; Landon, Carter, and Cooper Bingner of Norfolk, NE, and Taylor Hoines of Langford, SD. He is also survived by one brother; Ray “Junior” (Virginia) Lardy of Webster, SD, three sisters; Marie (Ben) Snaza of Mankato, MN, Diane (Mike) Vrem of Mohemet, IL, and Marguerite (Arlo) Amith of Aberdeen, SD. He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter Marcene “Marci” Janisch, a grandson Bryceson, a great-granddaughter Avery, and an infant sister Josephine.
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