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.