Richard Duncan

Richard Arthur Duncan was born May 29, 1933, in Boone, Iowa, to Charles and Vera (Glidden) Tellier.
After graduating high school in West Des Moines, Iowa, Richard served for three years in the Marine Corps. He then married Mary Rew and four children were born to this union.
Richard graduated from law school at the University of South Dakota and then moved to Pierre, S.D., for the many years of his career. He worked for the attorney general and was state’s attorney for several years before going into private practice. He then spent a number of years as South Dakota State Banking Director. He served as chairman of the board of Capital University during the founding years and was involved with the Capital Area Counseling Center.
Richard’s true passion during his many years in Pierre was sailing with his wife, Grace, whom he wed in 1977, and was never happier than sailing on Lake Oahe, rail down, going to weather.
They retired to the Black Hills of South Dakota in 2004, and after Grace passed away he found new love at Custer (S.D.) Senior Center and married Roberta Kesselring.
Richard, of Custer, died Jan. 27, 2021, at his residence. He was 87.  
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Sandra Yellow Robe; and his brother, Charles.
Richard is survived by his wife, Roberta of Custer; son, Doug Duncan of Luverne, Minn.; daughters, Sally Donald of Wall, S.D. and Lisa Duncan of Rapid City, S.D.; brother, Frank Duncan of Des Moines, Iowa; sister, Becki Probst of Lincoln, Neb.; six grandchildren; and numerous great grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 3, at Living Outreach Church in Custer with Rev. Joel  Ziolkowski officiating. There will be a lunch following at Custer Senior Center.
A memorial has been established for Custer Senior Center, where Richard has served as president of the board of directors.
Arrangements have been placed in the care of Chamberlain McColley’s Funeral Home of Custer.

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