Richard Ward


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Funeral services for 60-year old Richard Ward are Tues, Dec 28, 2021 at 10:00 at St Isaac Jogues Catholic Church in Rapid City, SD, with

Officiating:  Father Ed Witt, S.J., officiating.

Burial will be at Pine Lawn Memorial Park in Rapid City

A luncheon at the Mother Butler Center will follow the burial.

Visitation is Monday, Dec 27, from 3:00-7:00, also at the Mother Butler Center with evening services starting at 7:00 at St Isaac Jogues Catholic Church.

Richard Dean Ward was born on November 9, 1961 in Rapid City, SD to John Ward and Lorrain Matthews.  Richard made his journey to the Spirit World on December 14, 2021 at the Monument Health Hospital in Rapid City, SD.

Richard is survived by his daughter, Alexandra Rose Gardner; sons, Matthew Dean Gardner and Lorenzo Cole Gardner; siblings, Tanya Guerrero, Rob Ward, and Johnner Ward; and friend, Kellie Ann Gardner.

Richard was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Lynn Jumping Eagle in 1957; his sister Sheila Ward in 2020; mother, Lorraine; father, John; grandparents, Sarah Jumping Eagle and Gilbert Matthews; as well as his paternal grandparents, Ester and Charles Ward.  

Honorary pallbearers will be the Jumping Eagle Family, Looks Twice Family, Long Family, and All The Rest of His Family and Friends.  

Pallbearers will be Robert Long, Marty Cook, Jr. Rodriguez, Teddy Thurman, Robert Rosales, Chris Stanley, and Dave Devine.

Richard Ward was a veteran of the U-S Army and his arrangements are entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge.

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  1. My name is Wendy Haugen and I was a classmate of Richards. I was trying to get in touch with Robert Rosales. I have a funny story to tell him about the last time Richard and I talked. I would like to leave my # to give to Robert if possible. Just want to share a great memory and a great laugh. 308-360-3087. Just leave a message because if I don’t recognize the # I might not answer. Thank you so much.

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