Raymond Duane Dimmick, 70, of Burbank, South Dakota, formerly of Hawarden, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at his residence near Burbank.
Memorial Service will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, December 31, 2020 at the United Methodist Church in Hawarden, Iowa with Rev. Barb Joy officiating. Inurnment will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Alcester, South Dakota. The Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden is assisting the family. Masks and social distancing protocol will be followed.
Raymond Duane Dimmick was born January 3, 1950 in Hawarden, Iowa, the son of Glenn and Gladys (Johnson) Dimmick. Ray was a proud state champion accordion player throughout school and continued his passion for music throughout his 70 years. Ray married Mary Kay Johnson on September 6, 1974, in Alcester, South Dakota. They lived in Hawarden, Iowa, Saginaw, Texas and Mitchell, South Dakota before moving to Yankton, South Dakota in 2017.
Ray loved spending time with his family and making music. He was most happy when he could do both at the same time. He enjoyed entertaining everywhere he went, but was particularly proud to perform at family reunions, around campfires and in nursing homes. He even played Santa for local schools when he was asked. To make ends meet, his work during the day was in construction and he later was an owner and operator of his own long distance trucking company. Kay did the books. Ray did the driving. His love of people and immense pride made him relatable, lovable and a sought-after friend to any and all.
Survivors include children, Chad Corry Dimmick of Yankton, South Dakota, and Jaime Rae Dimmick-Frame and husband John Frame of Haltom City, Texas; 12 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; sisters, Diane Peters of Flandreau, South Dakota and Kathleen Barnes and husband Ron of Hawarden, Iowa; Ray’s companion, Cheryl Seney; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.
Ray is preceded in death by his father, Glenn Duane Dimmick in 1970, his mother, Gladys Sophia Henrietta Dimmick in 2000, his wife, Mary Kay Dimmick in 2017, and his son, Robert Ray Dimmick in 2019, 4 brothers, Bobby, Tommy, Stanley, and James, and brother-in-law, Lary Peters.
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