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Richard F. Brandiger

June 21, 1943 - November 18, 2013


Ronald & Linda Harrell

Rapid City SD

Kathy, our condolences and wishes for Gods strength and comfort for you, Nate, Tamara and Richard's sisters, in your time of grieving. We will miss Richard very much. A better neighbor could not be asked for!

John Barney

Brookings, SD

Although our travel through this adventure called life may end a little early, rest assured my friend, your time with us made our journey a little easier!

John & Vicki Evens

Arvada, Colorado

A good friend for many years, Richard was an inspiration to me. His outward good cheer & positive attitude during the terrible fight for his life was unbelievably brave. He showed true courage. God bless you, and I will miss you, Richard.

Paul Crecelius

Rapid City, SD

My condolence to Cathy and family. Rich was a good friend for many years. I never knew he did so many great things. Paul and Maxine

Fraser MacPhee

Draper, UT

Heartfelt condolences to Kathy and family. What a great life he did lead and what a fine example of paying it forward.

Annie Cochran

Broomfield, CO 80020

Have many great memories of the four of us together. Richard will be sorely missed . He is flying high with Dean and all the other guys. Love Annie

Richard Lyckman

Radford VA

Well my mentor and friend has now made the final approach and is now headed west. I wish him a good trip. My memories of him and Kathy are many. I will always keep them in my heart.

Bobbie Greenway

Rapid City, South Dakota

Dear Kathy and family: Am so sorry for your loss. What a wonderful life your husband and father had. Know he is in a better place. Sincerely, Bobbie Greenway

Charles and Barbara McKnight

Trinidad, CO

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. It has been a valiant battle. May all of you find peace now.

Bernie & Melva Fried

San Antonio, TX

Kathy, our hearts go out to you and your family for your loss. Richard was a fine man. We can only dream of having his enthusiasm for all things in life.



So sorry to hear about Richard. I first met him when he issued my IA certificate back in the early 80's and will always remember him as one of the GOOD GUYS.

Lois and Alan Petersen

Trinidad, Co

We never know what our path through life contains. It was an honor to have known Richard so many years.I am amazed at all his accomplishments and passions. My love to you, Kathy.

Pete Shouldis

Rapid City SD

Kathy, Nate and Tami. I had some things I wanted to say at the service but time just ran out. I always kidded Richard about not allowing me to cry enough and not re-take the IA exam but - he believed "rules are rules". Richard made it possible for me, Dan Walsh, Larry Brown to "come home". He also worked on bringing Scott to the FSDO. Although there is plenty Richard could have bragged about he never made it a habit of calling attention to himself like others do. He was a mentor to me and a co-worker - supervisor - manager that I could disagree with on some issues. No matter he would just agree that we disagree - after much discussion -and continue on to the next task. I will keep the files he gave me for a long time. A good man, paying forward, teaching, respecting others, and no matter how curious some things seemed there was good in all he did. I will keep the Richard I know with me for a long time.

Ed and Coral McMahon

Two Harbors, MN

We are so sorry to have heard of your loss. He was an amazing guy in his quiet way. You and your family are in our prayers. Per his wishes, we have made a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project in his name. Again, our condolences.

Debbie ThompsonSumner

Toronto SD

Kathy and family So sorry ,to hear about Richard's death . He was more than our inspector , he was a friend, was always fun when you guy's would come and stay , Richard helped our family so much when Dad (Darrel Thompson) died . We will miss him a lot,just remember Kathy if you need to get away for a few days you are always welcome at our house , you and your family will be in our prayers, love The Darrel Thompson Family Arlene, Deb, Rollie , Ronda, Grand daughters Tasha , Tina and great grandkids Mya & Bryar