Richard Oakland

January 18, 1940 - March 29, 2012


Visitation: Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00pm.
Service: A memorial service will be held 7:00pm Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at Anderson –Jones-Corcoran Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg, SD.

Richard Oakland, 72, passed away March 29, 2012 at the VA Medical Center. A memorial service will be held 7:00pm Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at Anderson –Jones-Corcoran Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg, SD.  Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00pm.

Richard was born January 18, 1940 in Humboldt to Russell and Florence Oakland.  He grew up in Sioux Falls, SD, and the Canton area and graduated from Canton High School in 1959.  He served in the Army from 1959 until 1962.  He was united in marriage with Patricia Bakewell on February 19, 1966.  They made their home in Sioux Falls and had three children.  He worked as a milk deliveryman, for the Argus Leader, Carlisle Plastics, and as a Yellow Cab driver.

Rich loved fishing, hunting, scouting, and outdoor sports until poor health eliminated him enjoying them.

Wife Patricia, daughter, Amanda (Nate), daughter, Gwen, grandchildren, Aaron, Amber, Kade  and Kyler morn his passing along with sisters, Janice Henning, Tenia (Tom) Wagner, Donna  Butts,  and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Preceding him in death were two sons, Adam, and Aaron, his parents, and one brother, Patrick Jack.

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  1. Pat and Amanda,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. Many years of memories for you to remember Rich with. God bless you all. Rest in peace Rich

    Darlene

  2. Pat

    I am so sorry you have lost your soul mate in life. You have so many memories to remember him by.
    Please accept my sympathy.
    God bless you and your family.

  3. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the Oaklands and extended family during this time of grief. Rest in peace uncle Rich!
    Bill, Jr.

  4. Pat & Family,
    So sorry to hear of the loss of Richard. I don’t know if you remember me, but you watched my daughter Molly for me while I worked and she went to school at Bancroft. May God comfort you during this difficult time. You and your family are in my prayers. God Bless, Gigi

  5. Pat and Amanda I am sorry to hear about your loss. Your are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Love Teresa