Richard Blake Wearne II
1944 - 2021
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Richard Blake Wearne was born in Bloomfield, NE on November 28, 1944, the son of Richard and Marcella Wearne. On September 4, 1945, Rick was united in marriage to Karen Mayer at Burke, SD and to this union three children were born: Quentin, Marcy and Silkie. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree at Southern State College in Springfield, SD and was a teacher at Naper, NE for seven years. He farmed with his uncle for a short time and then spent 27 years employed at the University of South Dakota.

Rick was a caring husband, dad and grandpa. He was a generous man and loved God. Rick loved to go boating and camping on the Missouri River with his family. He was a member of Faith Fellowship Church for 40 years.

Rick is survived by his wife, Karen, of 56 years; Quentin (Roberta) Wearne of Lincoln, NE; Marcy (Kirk) Massey of Eagle, NE; Silkie (Shannon) Arne of Elk Point, SD; 11 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; five siblings, Brent, Syble, Gregory, Russel, and Mark; and a host of relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother. He went to be with Jesus on January 23, 2021 at the Centerville Care and Rehab Center in Centerville, SD at the age of 76 years. He will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered.

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Published in KELOLAND on Jan. 26, 2021.
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February 28, 2021
I never got the privilege of meeting him. He had to have been an amazing person! He had married an amazing woman (Karen). She is an amazing teacher also. I loved having her teach my children music in Gayville-Volin schools. My heart goes out to this family! Hugs and prayers for you all!
Christine Gylfe
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January 27, 2021
I did this once before but I don't think it went through. If you get two messages I apologize.

I was so sad to hear Richard is no longer with us, when we were really little we use to chase grasshoppers in the fields and play Cowboys and Indians and I thought my cousin hung the moon. I pray you find comfort in the good memories and knowing he is with Jesus and having a wonderful time.


Jerry and Jan Camp
Janice Camp
January 27, 2021
Richard and I would chase grasshoppers through the pastures of our farm and play cowboys and Indian's when we
were very small. I remember at the time thinking he was the best cousin ever. My thoughts and prayers are with you all and I wish you the same fond memories I have of him. Jerry and Jan Camp
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