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Christ The King Catholic Church
Friday December 4th, 2015

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Richard "Richie" Lardy

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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Richie, as I write this I cry. Simply thank you for the 3 best friends I could have . . . MIKE, PEAN & MARCI. You were a very good role model to your son & that is a huge part of why he is a special son, husband, & grandpa. I will miss your wit & I am proud to always have called you my father in law.

Jolynn Dec 6 2015 12:00 AM

My grandpa Richie was and will always be one of my favorite people. We had the best times together. I can remember going in the tractor with him as a kid and him letting me drive. I would get to help him milk cows. He even let me eat the milk replacer. According to him, I loved it with some dog food too! I was his pal. He'd always slip money into my hands and tell me not tell the others. He loved my kids . And they certainly loved him back just as much. He sure raised great kids. I'm lucky enough to get to call one of them, dad. I'm so glad we had all the good times we did. I sure will miss his jokes and stories. Its not goodbye, it's see you later . Take care of Avery up there. Love you always, Amber

Amber Bingner Dec 5 2015 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Richard Lardy

Amber Bingner Dec 5 2015 12:00 AM

I will always remember Uncle Rich as a quiet, wise man who took everything in. He was always observing and a great historian. He had a fantastic memory; I don't know what his siblings are going to do when they disagree on a family fact now because they would go to Rich to get the correct information. He was loved and will be missed by many!

Brenda Latzig Dec 4 2015 12:00 AM

Delores, Peanut, Mike and family my heart aches for you! Through my tears, I reflect on my dear brother. Our childhood yrs, young yrs. and then "old" years. Our sibling/ spouse birthday celebrations, family reunions, and many chats and phone calls. Oh how I miss him! You were a person of few words , but your comments "It is what it is" and "you deal with the cards you are dealt" stick in my mind. You were my cheerleader as I went through chemo. Your strength and determination was such an inspiration to me. I know the pain was overwhelming at times for you....you were a warrior fighting this disease. I know you were ready and at peace with the journey you have been on. God leads and we follow. He knows when the time is right for each of his special chosen. May he guide you with faith and love. Deloris , Peanut and Mike my heartfelt thank you for the care and love you gave him. He was so blessed to have you. No matter how long we have with our loved ones, it is never enough. Rich was one of my greatest treasures in life. Rich you played your cards well. I am sooooo proud to have been your sister . You will always be in my prayers . You have left a foot print in my heart , I will cherish forever. Travel safe my dear brother.......God is holding you tightly!!!!

Diane Vrem Dec 3 2015 12:00 AM

Delores and family. You have my deepest sympathy. Richard was a great man and a great friend to me. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I will cherish the many laughs and good times I had with him and feel so blessed that he became a part of my life. Delores I am sending you my love and so many hugs. Please know I will always be here for you.

cheryl schorg Dec 3 2015 12:00 AM

Rich was a great Uncle! I loved his wit and dry sense of Humor. When we were kids I couldn't wait to go on the farm and play with my cousins, Mike, Peanut and Marci. I think one time I stepped in a fresh cow pie slipped and fell on my butt. Rich shook his head, smiled and said "city boy". Rich, you will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go to out to Delores, Peanut and Mike.

Mark Snaza Dec 3 2015 12:00 AM

I will always remember Richard as a man of few words. The important thing is those words were always accurate and full of details that know one else could remember. He missed his calling, he should have been a History teacher. He always excepted life for what it was, even though he carried a burden much greater than most will ever experience. Your oldest Brother-In-Law.

Bernard Snaza Dec 2 2015 12:00 AM

As I would tell you Rich, this is the old sister, Mamie. OOOh, how much fun we had as we grew up . From our kid days in the playhouse in the trees to our high school years. I was so blessed to have you as a brother. My heart hurt for you with your medical condition and you were also blessed to have Deloris, Peanut and family to take care of you. After your years of coping with the illness, now is time to rejoice for you. You are free of pain. I will miss you and always have you in my heart. As I always told you when leaving from a visit, here is my love and prayers. Sis, Mame

Mamie Snaza Dec 2 2015 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathies to all of the family, you are in our thoughts & prayers.

Corinne Rumpca Dec 2 2015 12:00 AM

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