Kenneth Ray Smith, 79

Kenneth Ray Smith, 79

Sandhills rancher, Ken Smith, passed away in his home surrounded by his family, on June 21, 2020. Kenneth Ray Smith was born on April 1, 1941 to Everett and Irene (Clapper) Smith, the seventh of eight children, in Ainsworth, NE. He attended K-8th grade at Chain Lake School Dist. 19. He graduated from Ainsworth High School with the class of 1958. Following graduation, Ken joined the military, proudly serving his country in the US Navy from January 30, 1959, in Omaha, NE and was honorably discharged June 29, 1962, at Saufley Field, Pensacola, FL, which included 6 months of extended service during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Donna Ryberg

Donna Ryberg

A graveside service for Donna Ryberg was held on Friday, June 19, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at the White River Cemetery in White River, SD, with Pastor Jason Christensen officiating.


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