Richard E. Jones

Richard E. Jones, 79, of Vermillion, SD passed away Friday, April 1, 2011 at the Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton.

Richard was born Feb. 17, 1932 in Vermillion to John and Mary (Millage) Jones. He attended school in Sioux Falls and served in the Army during the Korean War. Dick worked as a carpenter until retiring in 1994.

He married Robyn Hunter on Jan. 6, 1989 in Vermillion.  He had just published a book of poetry and was an avid fisherman.

Dick is survived by his wife, Robyn of Vermillion; two step sons, Mark Hunter of Vermillion and Scott (Stacey) Hunter and their children Rowden and Peyton, all of Flandreau, and a son, Rob Bruscheaber of Ohio. He is also survived by two daughters, Vicki (Winston) Hughes of New Port Beach, CA and Becky Butler of Toledo, OH and several grandchildren.

Funeral services were 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 5 at the Grace Baptist Church in Vermillion, with burial to follow in the Hills of Rest Memorial Park in Sioux Falls.  Visitation was one hour prior to the service at the church. 

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