Richard William Blue III
November 3, 1952 ~ October 27, 2017
Richard (Rick) W. Blue III, 64, Sioux Falls, died Friday, October 27, 2017, at his home following a long illness.
Visitation will be 5-7pm, Monday, October 30, 2017, at Heartland Funeral Home, with a sharing time at 7pm.
In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be directed to the Pink Ladies of Corson, Corsica, or Colome.
Richard William Blue III (Rick) was born November 3, 1952, in Sioux Falls to Richard Jr. and Mary Arlene (Lane) Blue. He was raised and attended school in Sioux Falls at Lincoln High School. After school, Rick started working in an auto garage where he met a sweet girl from Brandon, Beverly Nytroe. On November 12, 1971, the couple was married and they resided in Sioux Falls. Rick began working as a Customer Service Rep at Citi-Bank and later at Bank First.
Rick loved bowling and his family all joined his passion. He coached his sons and later enjoyed watching his grandchildren in their bowling experiences. Rick was a fan of pro-wrestling, auto racing a Husets Speedway, and following the band Myron Lee and the Caddies. He and the family took many trips camping to Lake Hendricks and later to Lake Poinsett. Most of all, Rick loved to spend time with his family and attending the events of his grandkids such as marching band performances, chorus concerts and bowling.
Rick is survived by his wife of 45 years, Beverly; two sons, Richard (Rich), Sioux Falls and Jeremy (Heidi), Sioux Falls; three grandchildren, Richard, Lauren, and Darian; and three siblings, Michael (Darryl) Blue, Denver, CO, Charlie (Eileen) Blue, Chester, SD, and Barb (Tom) Bylander, Corona, SD.
Rick was preceded in death by his parents, Richard Jr. and Mary Arlene (Lane) Blue.