Richard Allen Case, Sr. was born May 24, 1941, in Allegan, Mich., to Guy Robert Case and Helen Frances Tromp. He married Joe Ann LaPlaunt May 16, 1987.
Richard served in the U.S Army until his honorable discharge in 1961. He retired from VA Black Hills Hospital in Hot Springs as maintenance personnel. He loved his family, enjoyed his daughter Brenda’s horses and socializing at the American Legion.
Richard, of Oral, S.D., Port Huron and South Haven, Mich., died Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. He was 77.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, who died Oct. 16, 2016.
Survivors include two children, daughter Veronica (Martin) Badgerow and Richard (Penny) Allan Case Jr.; four stepchildren, daughter Brenda (Mike) Brown, daughter Linda Ewing (Russ), son Edwin (Sheri) Ray LaPlaunt, son Vincent (Phyllis) LaPlaunt; three sisters Patricia Variell, Irene Hunt, Kathy Case Thompson; one brother Bill Haberland; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces; and nephews.
Committal services will be held at Black Hills National Cemetery at Sturgis, S.D., May 25 at 9 a.m. following a memorial service at the American Legion at 1 p.m.