RAPID CITY | Larry Cramer Deeg, 76, died Friday, March 9, 2018, at Rapid City Regional Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Patricia; daughters and spouses, Kristin and Joseph Regan and Karin and Edward Wommack; and grandchildren, Sarah and Vince Wommack.
Larry was born Sept. 24, 1941, in Huron the only child of Verl and Avis Deeg. He grew up raising cattle. He graduated with a degree in Chemical Engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines. Upon graduation, he began what would become a 33-year career with Hercules, Inc. His first position was in Utah then transferred to California, Washington, Missouri, Georgia and finally to Pennsylvania where he retired his position as Plant Manager in 1996.
He was devoted first to family but friends and colleagues were a close second. He took great pride in leveraging the success of the businesses that he managed to enable opportunities and success for others.
A heart transplant recipient, he “beat the odds” for 22 years. He was moved by the classical masters, the joy of a great trail ride, a beautiful day on the sailboat, the thrill at the wheel of a sports car and healthy debate. There was no obstacle too great and he enjoyed a life well lived.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, at Osheim & Schmidt Funeral Home, with the Rev. Robert Savot officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior. Burial will be at Pine Lawn Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Joseph’s Indian School, PO Box 300, Chamberlain, SD 57325, are appreciated.
His online guestbook is available at osheimschmidt.com.