RAPID CITY — Larry Cramer Deeg, 76, of Rapid City, passed away Friday March 9, 2018, in Rapid City.
His funeral will be 1:30 p.m., Thursday, March 15, at the Osheim and Schmidt Funeral Home in Rapid City.
Larry was born September 24, 1941, in Huron to Verl and Avis Deeg. He grew up raising cattle. He graduated with a degree in Chemical Engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines in Rapid City.
Upon graduation, he began what would become a 33-year career with Hercules, Inc. His first position was in Utah, then he transferred to California, Washington, Missouri, Georgia and finally to Pennsylvania where he retired his position as Plant Manager in 1996. He took great pride in leveraging the success of the businesses that he managed to enable opportunities and success for others.
As 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.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia; daughters, Kristin (Joseph) Regan, and Karin (Edward) Wommack; and grandchildren, Sarah, and Vince Wommack.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Joseph’s Indian School are appreciated: P.O. Box 300, Chamberlain, SD 57325.