July 30, 2021
Richard M. Lewis, 64, of Trent, passed away on Friday, July 30, 2021 at his home. His Memorial Service will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at Kahler-Brende Funeral Home. www.kahlerfh.com
Richard was born January 21st, 1957 in Fort Ord, California. His parents were Ira J. Lewis (Father) and Rosemarie Madril Lewis (Mother). Richard was raised in a military family which allowed him the opportunity to call multiple locations home while growing up and following his father’s career. After high school, Richard married Virginia Ruth Boney who blessed him with his first Son, Jason. Richard later married Carol Anne Gallagher who blessed him with two more Sons, Ryan and Matthew. Richard and Carol were married for 18 years before divorcing in 1998. Richard was employed for 20 years by Chevron Refinery in Richmond, California prior to moving to Trent, South Dakota in 2005. He resided in Trent until the time of his passing. Richard is preceded in death by his Parents and 2 Grandchildren.
Richard was an avid fisherman who spent a lifetime passing on his fishing knowledge to his three children. Richard was also a talented artist who enjoyed drawing houses and landscapes, using pointillism at times to portray depth and detail. When Richard wasn’t fishing or drawing, he could be found in his music studio playing the drums or his bass guitar. He enjoyed playing music with his close family and friends.
Richard is survived by his three Sons, all of which reside in California. Jason his eldest, is married to Megan and has two children Jaxon and Alana. Ryan his second child, has Reagan and Ryker. Matthew the youngest Son, has Behnjamin and Maddison. Richard is also survived by his siblings Bob and Angie Lewis of Trent SD, Shawn and Daniel Richardson of Fairfield CA, and David and Lori Lewis of Imperial CA.