If I leave here tomorrow
Would you still remember me?
For I must be travelling on, now,
'Cause there's too many places I've got to see. -verse from "FreeBird"
  • 50 years old
  • Born on November 12, 1960 in Gardner, Massachusetts, United States.
  • Passed away on June 18, 2011 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States.

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Frank Joseph Richard SR of Garretson,SD formerly of Yankton,SD whom passed away after a lengthy illness. Frank was the son of George and Sylvia Richard and raised in Pheonix,AZ.

He went to Thunderbird High School in Pheonix,AZ and a Machine Operating School in Washington for a short bit. His trade was carpentry, woodwork and anything using his hands. He really enjoyed spending time with his family, arranging get togethers, and getting them outdoors. He loved to travel and lived in several places making home where he went. Hes been known to camp for months and fish his day away. He loved working on old cars and motorcycles while listnening to some of his favorite tunes. Some of his favorite moments was in large outside music events. Hardly without a smile, he always managed to brighten your day with his hug.

He is survived by his four daughters Naqia Thomas of Yankton,SD. Rosanna, Laci Richard, and Allison Ford of Sioux City,IA. His three sons Daniel and Kenneth Richard of Sioux City, IA, and Jackson Yates of Elk Point, SD.

His Mother Sylvia Richard of Pheonix, AZ. Three sisters Diane Robinson and her family of Yuba City, CA. Kristine Smith and her family of Pheonix, AZ, and Rachel Richard-Chambers and her Husband of Pheonix AZ. Two brothers John Richard and his family of Pheonix AZ, and Jason Richard and his family of Pheonix, AZ.

Five grandchildren Joseph and Alexander Richard, Dominic Mandicino, and Brayden Ford of Sioux City, IA, and Nevaeh Richard of Pheonix,AZ.

He is preceded in death by his father George Richard, a brother Daniel, two sons Frank J Richard JR and Anthony J Ford and a granddaughter Madison Richard.

He was Cremated using the Services of Chapel Hill Funeral Home and Crematory of Sioux Falls, SD. There will be a Memorial BBQ Potluck/balloon release to follow at a later date.

Posted by Rosanna Kohl on 12th November 2018
Happy birthday dad I love and miss you so much
Posted by Rosanna Kohl on 12th November 2016
Happy birthday dad Thinking about you today as I do often Miss you so very much. Wish you were here to celebrate. Shawn and I got married and Lily is getting so big you would be so proud but I know you're looking down on us and watching Keep watching and know how much you are loved and thought of
Posted by Naqia "Niki" Thomas on 18th June 2016
Well, it's hard to believe it's been five years already since you went away. I'd like to say times healing me but it seems everyday just seems to pass and I think about what you're missing. I'd give anything to have you here again and healthy and enjoying the good things in life, but I know you are just enjoying them with us in spirit and enjoying your missed time with those you're with now. I love you so much Dad and I can't even put in to words how much you're missed and thought of by all of us. Everyday that passes there are lil things that happen, or a song that plays, or something that is seen that reminds me of you- I take this as the heavens telling me that you're with me. Please never forget us ever. We sure haven't forgot you. Love you xoxox
Posted by Rosanna Kohl on 13th November 2015
Happy birthday dad i miss you and love you so much, wish you were here just so i could hug you and hear your voice :'( im not sure why this says nov 13th its not its still the 12th :(
Posted by Naqia "Niki" Thomas on 12th November 2015
Leaving you a flower on your birthday xoxox I love and miss you so much Dad. No matter the time that passes- you're forever the rock in my stream of life. I'm the woman I am today because of you. I know you're proud of me and my siblings and your looking on us all and loving us deeply. Thinkn of you always xoxoxox
Posted by Rosanna Kohl on 18th June 2015
4 yrs you've been gone and it still hurts like hell I miss you so much dad and wish you were here soo many things I think about you missing brings me to tears Lily will be 1 in a month and she's amazing beautiful and smart definitely part Richard :) im just sad she will never meet you but I promise to tell her the good things about you and how much you would love her. I love you I always will please give all our loved ones hugs and kisses from us tell Madison mommy misses her and loves her bunches
Posted by Rosanna Kohl on 12th November 2014
happy birthday dad we miss you a lot and love you more wish you were so I could tell you soo many things I want to tell you I know you're watching over us from heaven and you see your new granddaughter she's amazing perfect beautiful and I am soo happy I know you're proud it's funny as I write this Lily is staring at the ceiling giggling and happy wide awake 2:00 am and I get a strange sense you're here visiting her I guess I want to believe that the thought makes me smile I love you dad and miss you so very much xoxoxo keep watching give all our loved ones hugs an kisses and please tell madi I think of her often and I love her
Posted by Rosanna Kohl on 14th June 2014
Happy fathers day dad wish u were here so I could call u and hear ur voice miss you soo much your gonna have another grand daughter soon I love you keep watching over us
Posted by Rosanna Kohl on 28th February 2014
Been missing u soo much wish with all my heart u could be here things just aren't the same without you dad I love u and I know ur watching over us your gonna be a grandpa again :) pretty sure its a girl so keep watching over us love u bunches
Posted by Rosanna Kohl on 12th November 2013
Thinking of you on your birthday wishing you were here to celebrate happy bday dad love you and miss you so very much
Posted by Rosanna Kohl on 18th June 2013
Dad I miss u soo very much and wish u were still here with us thinking of u today and every day I love u
Posted by Naqia "Niki" Thomas on 12th November 2012
Thinking of you today on your birthday Pops, you are now and forever in my heart! Not a day goes by that I don't think of you and how much I truly miss you and my regrets of our never getting a last hug or goodbye..... You are missed so much. I pray you are proud of us and your with our other dearly departed loved ones and you're all watching over us. I love you so much daddy!
Posted by Naqia "Niki" Thomas on 2nd June 2012
Well so much has happened in the short time youve been gone. Lil Kendall is now here with us and she's sure growing!!! Tho I'm sure you're keeping up with all of us :-) I sure miss you Dad and wish I could hug you again. It's almost been a year and everyday that goes by I can't seem to forget you because everything seems to remindme
Posted by Naqia "Niki" Thomas on 15th December 2011
Well the holidays are passing and the time you've been gone has too. I miss you so much and wish you were here to see you'r grandbaby in February. I hope you are ok wherever you are and you are close when we need u. So much I wish you knew dad - so much ! My hearts with you always daddy! You're very dearly missed. Xoxoxo I'll be back to write again soon - till then all my luv:-)
Posted by Josh Smith on 28th June 2011
It hurt to hear the loss of Uncle Frank. My condolences go out to family and friends. May you all find peace in all of the great memories shared with him. May he rest in peace and look over us while we continue in our lives.
Posted by Alyssa Schlotman on 28th June 2011
He will be missed by many, I only met him once or twice, but I was good friends with his daughter Laci and would like to leave a tribute. Rest in Peace Frank.
Posted by Laci Lu on 27th June 2011
we love and miss you dad we know your safe now and no longer in pain we think of you every day <3 <3
Posted by Jason Richard on 27th June 2011
Too a brother I didn't get to spend a lot of time with I will miss you and love you please continue to look out for our family till we all meet again... PS Take care of Madison for me till I get there... PSS Say HI to dad for me and tell him I miss h
Posted by Naqia "Niki" Thomas on 27th June 2011
Gone but never forgotten. You are and always will be my light in the sky, the voice over my shoulder, the one who came back when we thought all hope was lost. Our lil ups and downs was what made us a family more so then ever. Never forget you're free

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