Published: Wednesday, November 27th, 2013
Richard Ray Rames was born Aug. 15, 1938, in Alexandria, S.D., to Louis and Elsie (Sopoci) Rames.
In his youth he enjoyed sports and participated in basketball, football, track and baseball. He served in the U.S. Air Force from May 1956 until August 1957. He loved hunting, fishing, bowling, gardening, gold panning and anything outdoors. He had a great sense of humor.
Richard worked for the cities of Nisland, Rapid City and Hill City, all in South Dakota. He served as a deputy for Nisland and Hill City. Richard was a humanitarian, he loved to help people and tried to do the right thing for everyone.
Richard, of Custer, S.D., died Nov. 13, 2013, at Custer Regional Hospital. He was 75.
He is survived by his son, Richard (Shawna) Rames, II of Rapid City; daughter, Charlotte Hildebrand of Rapid City; mother, Elsie Calabrese of Custer; brother, Lyle Rames of Tacoma, Wash.; and one grandchild, Ashlynn Kinney.
There will be a celebration of life held at 11 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 1, at the VFW in Custer.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, Dec. 2, at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis, S.D., with Pastor Morris Nelson officiating.
Memorial contributions and condolences may be sent c/o McColley’s Chapel of the Hills, 234 North 6th Street, Custer, SD 57730.
Written condolences may be made at www.mccolleyschapels.com.
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