Larry Deeg

Larry Cramer Deeg, 76, of Rapid City, S.D., died Friday, March 9, 2018, in Rapid City.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia; daughters and spouses, Kristin and Joseph Regan and Karin and Edward Wommack; and grandchildren, Sarah and Vince Wommack.

Larry was born Sept. 24, 1941, in Huron, S.D., the only child of 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 transferred to California, Washington, Missouri, Georgia, and finally to Pennsylvania, where he retired his position as plant manager in 1996.

He was devoted first to family, but friends and colleagues were a close second. He took great pride in leveraging the success of the businesses that he managed to enable opportunities and success for others.

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.

His funeral will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at the Osheim & Schmidt Funeral Home in Rapid City.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Joseph’s Indian School, P.O. Box 300, Chamberlain, SD 57325, are appreciated.

His online guestbook is available at

Osheim & Schmidt Funeral Home, 2700 J ackson Blvd., Rapid City, SD 57702, is in charge of the arrangements.

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