Richard M. Moeller, 75, of Dell Rapids formerly of Colman passed away on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at VA Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD.
Richard was born on December 26, 1944 to Elmer and Violet (Bothern) Moeller in Flandreau, SD. He was raised on a farm north of Colman, SD. He attended Lampson rural school through 8th grade and attended high school in Rutland, SD. Richard was united in marriage to Jacqueline L. Olson on January 17, 1964 at Trent, SD. They farmed on the outskirts of Trent for one year and moved to rural Colman and farmed for two more years before Richard was inducted into the United States Army in January 1966. He was stationed in Hanau, Germany with the 3rd Armored Division, and attained the rank of Specialist 4th Class and returned to the United States to farm north of Colman for several years, when he and his wife returned to Colman and he began working for T&R Electric for 10 years. In 1983 he began working for Irving F Jensen Company, Sioux City, Iowa as a Saw Crew foreman until his retirement in June 2008. Richard was a member of Colman Lutheran Church and was the Commander of the Colman American Legion for several years. He enjoyed gardening, his dog, Baxter, working with wood and spending time with his family. His children and grandchildren were the joy of his life.
Richard is survived by his wife: Jaci; son: Kevin (Debra) Moeller, Sherman, SD; daughter: Kimberly (Aaron) Smith, Colman; five grandchildren: Austin (Kaitlin) and Trentin Moeller, Kierstin (Josh) Lovre and Cole Kriech, and Arianna Smith; one great granddaughter: Kyllah Lovre; one sister: Betty Bullis, Flandreau, SD; and one brother: Robert (Shirleen) Moeller, Watertown, SD.
Richard was preceded in death by an infant son and infant daughter, his parents, nephew Justin Jaton, niece Melissa Granum, sister-in-law Pamela Granum and brothers-in-law Warren Bullis, Stuart Olson and James Olson.
Funeral services will be 11:00 am Friday, February 14, 2020 at Colman Lutheran Church with burial in the Colman Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Skroch Funeral Chapel, Colman. www.skrochfc.com