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Virgil Kriech

(NOTE CHANGE OF SERVICE DAY) Virgil Kriech, 50 of Waubay died on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Golden Living Center in Watertown. His funeral will be at 2:00 P.M. Friday, April 12, 2013 at Fiksdal Funeral Chapel in Webster. Rev. Scott Dempster will officiate. Burial will be in the Webster Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday 5-7 P.M. and one hour prior to services on Wednesday. Virgil James Kriech was born on Tuesday, February 12, 1963 to Vernon and Nelda (Phillips) Kriech at Peabody Hospital in Webster. The family made their home near Waubay where he grew up. He attended school in Waubay and graduated from Waubay High School in 1981. After graduation he farmed and also worked for Kuecker Brothers near Webster. In 1987 he purchased his own farm just south of Rush Lake where he farmed and raised hogs, cattle and sheep. On the farm his favorite companions were his dogs, Buck and Red. He was active in farming until fifteen months ago when he was diagnosed with brain cancer. Since that time he has lived with family members and then entered Golden Living Center in Watertown. Virgil passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Watertown, South Dakota after battling brain cancer at the age of 50 years, 1 month and 25 days. Survivors include sisters and brothers, Judy (Will) Rishling of Sioux Falls, SD, Robert (Jane) Kriech, Donald (Kasha) Kriech and Bonnie (Jeff) Hopkins all of Waubay, SD and Grace Fuchs of Stavinaw, OK. He also leaves behind several special nieces and nephews. Special friends, Aaron Lewandowski, Randy Gronke and his friend of 45 years, Craig Richardt. And his constant companion, Red (man’s best friend). He was preceded in death by his parents.

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My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Virgil may God be with you at all .

Sue Bird Apr 12 2013 12:00 AM

Our sympathies to the family and friends of Virgil. We got to know him through the cattle business and were pleased to call him a friend. His suffering is over now and we will cherish the memories of him.

Dennis & Joanne Schmig Apr 11 2013 12:00 AM

My sympathies to family and close friends of Virgil. He will always be remembered for his kind ways. His pain is gone and we have an angel watching over us. God Bless.

Carol Zubke-Weyh Apr 10 2013 12:00 AM

Our prayers are with the family.

Mr. and Mrs. Dwile Grant Apr 10 2013 12:00 AM

My prayers go out to the family and friends of Virgil. He faught a long battle,and a good one. God said it was time to come home, you have suffered enough, and you are tired, come home and rest.

Dee Aufdencamp Apr 10 2013 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss!!Vir is in a better place and pain free.Thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

Randy and Julie Nygaard Apr 10 2013 12:00 AM

My sympathies to the family. I will always remember Virgil's kindness, and his gentle mannerisms. It was a joy to call him friend. God Bless.

Mary Mikkelson- Bullert Apr 9 2013 12:00 AM