Obituary: Edward RaleyEdward Raley, age 91, of Rushmore, died Monday, November 7, 2011, in the memory care unit at The Meadows in Worthington.
Edward Raley, age 91, of Rushmore, died Monday, November 7, 2011, in the memory care unit at The Meadows in Worthington. He was born July 17, 1920, on the family farm in Humboldt, SD, to Alfred and Myrtle (Hines) Raley. Ed attended school in Franklin, SD. He served his country in the United States Navy during WWII.
Ed married Bertha Lupkes on June 9, 1946, at her parent’s farm near Rushmore. After their marriage, the couple farmed north of Rushmore. In 1984, they moved into Rushmore. Ed became a resident of memory care unit at The Meadows in March of 2010.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Rushmore; and the Wilmont VFW. Ed enjoyed playing pinochle, fishing for fresh bullheads and spending time at the family farm which he and Bertha built together. He was a great man who will be dearly missed by his friends and family.
Ed is survived by his daughter, Linda (Eugene) Rotharmel, Salinas, CA; son, Daryl (Nadine) Raley, Rushmore; eight grandchildren, Matt, Jesse & Jonathan Raley; Darnell (Mat) Cabanilla, Heather (Brian) Strickland, Michele Walters, Michael (Sandra) Hinton, and Gardell (Sheila) Harms; eight great grandchildren, Leah Harms, Tristan & Spencer Strickland, Ruchele Wyatt, Kylie Walters, Cole Raley, Michael Edward Hinton and Megan Hinton; sister, Ethel Boots, Rushmore; and a sister-in-law, Cedella Raley, Sioux Falls, SD.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Bertha, in 2006; daughter, Barbara Harms, in 1983; granddaughter, Samantha Raley, in 1995; four brothers, Clayton, Earnest, Robert & Charley Raley; and a sister, Hazel Raley.
Visitation will be from 5-7 pm Friday at the Dingmann Funeral Home in Adrian; and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Funeral will be 10 am Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church, in Rushmore, officiated by Rev. Richard Ricker. Burial with full military honors provided by the Wilmont VFW, will be at the Sunset Rest Cemetery in Rushmore.
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