Raymond William Neuroth, Sr.

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September 6, 1931 ~ July 23, 2023

Raymond W. Neuroth, Sr., 91, Sioux Falls, peacefully passed away July 23, 2023, surrounded by his loved ones at the Bethesda Nursing Home in Beresford.

A private family service will be held.  In lieu of flowers, a Memorial has been established in Ray’s honor.

Raymond William Neuroth, Sr., was born September 6, 1931, to Michael and Julia (Werner) Neuroth in Beresford, SD. He graduated from Beresford High School in 1949. Ray married Elizabeth Schaubach on October 27, 1951, in St. Cloud, MN. For a short time, he went to the School of Mines in Rapid City, SD, after serving in the Air Force. He spent most of his career in the sanitation business, mainly with A-1 Sanitation Service that he owned with his brother, Gene. In 1967, bought the Zesto drive-in Mitchell, SD, where the whole family was involved in the business. Ray later returned to Sioux Falls to go into the sanitation business with his sons-in-law, Craig and Owen, known as the ROC boys.  

Ray enjoyed pheasant hunting, going golfing, playing cards, watching sports on TV, and going to his grandchildren’s games and activities. 

Ray is survived by his wife of 71 years, Elizabeth; his four daughters, Brenda (Craig) Bainbridge, Carlotta (Owen) McKittrick, Barbara (Scott) Phillips, and Juliann Neuroth Body; one son, Ray Neuroth II; seven grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Mary Rugowski and Arlene Rinkel; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his in-laws, Joseph and Mary Schaubach; his siblings; Les, Iona, Jim, Jay, Mag, Bernie, and Gene; son-in-law, Michael Body; and granddaughter’s husband, Ivan Prosper. 

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  • Rhonda Hovaldt says:

    Beautiful words spoken about Ray. My condolences to all the family. I’m sending many hugs and lots of love to all of you. Rest in peace Ray.

  • Charlie and Sandy Hollingshead says:

    sorry for your loss. Memories of all the times together will help as you go on without your loved one.

  • Lisa Lucibella Pibal says:

    Julianne & Ray, I’m so sorry for your loss. Sending thoughts and prayers that you will find some comfort in your memories. Take care.

  • Nancy (Neuroth) Miller says:

    Sorry to hear of the passing of my Uncle Ray. I am the youngest child of Jim Neuroth

  • Dan & Cindy Neuroth says:

    So sorry to hear about your Dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  • debra heumiller lobien says:

    Our sympathies and prayers for your loss

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