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Richard J. Van De Berg - Brookings: July 1, 1928 – March 29, 2013

Posted: Thursday, Apr 4th, 2013

Richard J. Van De Berg, 84, died March 29, 2013, at Southridge Healthcare in Sioux Falls.

Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Faith Reformed Church in Brookings. Burial is at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colman. Visitation is from 10 a.m. until service time Saturday.

He was born July 1, 1928, at Orange City, Iowa, to Henry and Cornelia (Van’t Hol) Van De Berg. He was second of nine children. Richard grew up farming and after his education served in the United States Army from February 1951 to January 1953, with service in Japan and South Korea.

After his service, he continued farming near Doon, Iowa, and Colman. Rich was an avid farmer. He enjoyed selling and buying John Deere tractors and working with farm machinery. He enjoyed traveling the back roads of South Dakota, looking at farms and crops.

Richard was a member of Faith Reformed Church in Brookings.

He is survived by two brothers: David of Colman and Stanley (Judie) of Sioux Falls; several nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews and his coffee friends.

He was preceded in death by three sisters: Lillian (Van De Berg) De Boer, and infants Arloa and Marjorie Van De Berg, three brothers, Andrew, Willard and Elmer, brother-in-law Theran DeBoer, a niece Arloa Jean DeBoer, and nephew Leon Bruce DeBoer.

For online condolences, visit www.skrochfc.com.

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