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August 26, 1973 – Friday, January 26, 2018

Service Information
Community Center-Old Agency Village, SD
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
2:00 P.M.

Visitation Information
Community Center-Old Agency Village, SD
Sun 1/28 & Mon 1/29
Beginning at 7:00 P.M.

August 26, 1973 – January 26, 2018

Richard Allan Owen, age 44, of Peever, South Dakota journeyed to the Spirit World on Friday, January 26th, 2018 surrounded by family at his home in rural Peever, SD.

Funeral services for Ricky will be held on Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 at 2 P.M. at the Community Center in Agency Village, SD. Officiating will be Milton Owen and John Cloud. Interment at Ascension Presbyterian Cemetery in Big Coulee. Wake services will be held at the Community Center in Agency Village, SD on Sunday, January 28th at 7 P.M., and on Monday, January 29th (all night wake) at 7 P.M. The drum group at the services will be the Old Agency Singers.

Honorary Pallbearers are all his family and friends. Pallbearers are Bill Owen, Dennis (Boogs) Owen Jr., Dusty Robertson, Leslie (Gummer) DeCoteau, Steve Owen, Glenn (Casper) German Jr., Joe Owen, and Silas Feather.

Ricky was an original IHS baby, born on August 26th, 1973. He attended Peever Elementary School (K-5), and was a proud Peever Panther. He was then a Sisseton Redmen for his middle and high school years. Ricky loved playing football from 8th-11th grade. At the age of 19, he started working road construction with his uncle Marvin DeCoteau. His first job was at the Wilmot rest area, followed by jobs in Brookings, Oklahoma (3-4 years), and South Carolina. He worked construction until his last seasonal job in 2012 in Grand Forks. He then worked at the Casino, and most recently at Dakota Crossing Grocery Store. Not forgetting the seasonal jobs at Schiltz Foods.

Some of his favorite things were moonlight horseback riding and hunting in the quiet after a heavy snowfall. Ricky loved to laugh and joke with family, friends, and unsuspecting victims, and sitting around the campfire. He also enjoyed cooking, especially with Cari.

Richard is survived by six siblings. Colin (Linette) Owen of Peever, Liz Owen of Sioux Falls (Pierre’s finest correctional), Julie Owen of Flandreau, Robert (Pam) Owen of Baltic, Patricia Feather of Sioux Falls, and Ronnie Goodsell of Old Agency, and his companion of many years, Cari Ironheart. Ricky never had any children of his own, but he was proud to parent his nieces and nephew; Silas, Angela, and Jyssica Feather. He is also survived by several other nieces and nephews.

He is preceeded in death by his father Allan Owen, mother Adrienne (Renville) Ree, and one niece, Shaylee Feather. Paternal grandparents Pierce and Laura Owen and maternal grandparents Robert and Blossom (Keoke) Renville.

4 Guestbook Entries

  1. Kaye Renville

    Rest In Paradise my little Brother, you will be greatly missed (especially your laugh) but never forgotten. Love you

    Reply
  2. Shannon Witt

    I am so sorry i can’t be home. I will miss you Ricky.

    Reply
  3. Denise and Troy Hammer

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

    Reply
  4. Topher Cameron

    So sorry to hear of Ricky’s passing. Rest In Peace my friend.

    Reply

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