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Richard Lilly

December 21, 1953 — December 4, 2023

Sioux Falls

Richard was born on December 21, 1953 at Akron, Iowa, the son of Clare and Dorothy Lilly. He grew up on the family farm at Westfield, Iowa.

He earned a GED and then went to work for the city of Sioux City. Richard married Dora Rhodman on October 20, 1972 and they had two daughters, Sherri and Jennifer. Later, he worked for the city of Kindred, North Dakota. 

Richard married LaVonne Konken on September 20, 1980. They lived in Yankton and had a daughter, Kara. Richard was a delivery driver for Buhl’s Cleaners for 18 years. Richard and LaVonne moved to Sioux Falls in 2002 where they owned and operated Eastside Cleaners. After they sold the business, Richard was employed at Omnicare, delivering medication. He was laid off at Omnicare a then joined FedEx where he worked until his health forced him to retire on Sept. 30, 2023.

Richard was an avid outdoorsman and shot his first deer when he was 12 years old while hunting with his father. They also hunted ducks and pheasants together. Richard also loved fishing, especially at Lake of the Woods in northern Minnesota with his grandsons and friend, Tom.

Richard is survived by his wife of 43 years, LaVonne; three daughters, Sherri of Hartford, Jennifer (Aubrey) of Athens, TX and Kara (Jeremy) of Sioux Falls; granddaughters, Taylor, Abby, Savannah and Kaylee; grandsons, Kolby (Felicity), Aiden and Kadyn; a great grandson, Elijah; two sisters, Mary Smith of West Fargo, ND and Vicki Wolfe of Park Rapids, MN; and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Judy Broderson; a brother, Russell Lilly; and nephew John Wolfe. 

 

 

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