Richard "Dick" McEntee

Richard "Dick" McEntee


August 18, 1938 - July 6, 2024


Richard "Dick" M. McEntee, 85, of Mitchell, SD, passed away Saturday, July 6, 2024, at Avery Brady Health and Rehab in Mitchell. Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 AM on Friday, July 12, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Mitchell. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Mitchell. Visitation will be Thursday from 5-7:00 PM at Bittner Funeral Chapel with a 6:30 PM prayer service.

A live stream of the funeral service can be viewed at:

Dick was born the oldest son of Mabel (Lindblad) and Lawrence McEntee on August 18, 1938, in Mitchell, South Dakota. He graduated high school from Notre Dame Academy in 1956 and joined the Army. Upon his discharge, he returned home to work on the family farm to further support his family. He met his lovely wife, Shirley (Rheault), at the “Days of 76” and they married on November 12, 1966. In 1968, Dick and Shirley welcomed their first daughter, Lisa, followed by Amy and Jennifer, three and ten years later. He worked hard to make sure his family was taken care of and felt loved and supported every day. 

He enjoyed serving Mitchell and its surrounding communities through his vocation as a milk man for many years. He also spent countless hours serving the Mitchell community through the Holy Family Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, and Special Olympics. He loved cultivating his garden, playing cards, serving his community, watching his daughters’ sporting events, playing with his grandchildren… Simply put, he enjoyed living. 

Dick was a deeply beloved husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend. He is survived by his committed and devoted wife, Shirley McEntee; three daughters, Lisa (James) Gibbon, Amy (Kevin) Taina, and Jennifer McEntee (John Gotelli); two sisters, Carole (Bill) Davis and Janis McEntee; 10 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews, along with his “adopted” family including the staff and nurses at Avera Brady Health and Rehab. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Delores (Tooty) Gossman; brother, Stephan McEntee; brother in infancy, Jimmy; and brother-in-law, Paul (Tooty) Gossman.

Our beloved father and husband left this world a better place and he continues to live in all of us!!!   


Thursday, July 11, 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
6:30 PM Prayer Service

Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 W Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301


Friday, July 12, 2024
10:30 AM
Holy Family Catholic Church
222 N Kimball St
Mitchell, SD 57301


Calvary Cemetery
Mitchell, SD

Posted by Joe and Helen Puetz on July 12, 2024
Our sincere sympathy to you and your family for your loss. Prayers to all.
Posted by Mac and Carol McEntee on July 12, 2024
So sorry for your loss. Many memories.
Posted by Kori and Lois Clarambeau on July 11, 2024
So sorry to hear of DICKS passing, I would always say Hi to him at Brady and always smiled back! Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Posted by Dan and Kate Shafto on July 11, 2024
Dear McEntee family - we are so sorry for your loss. We send our love and prayers for you all as you grieve and remember Dick's life. Sending you a big hug, Jen!!
Posted by Brenda Young on July 11, 2024
Jen, sending hugs and prayers to you and your family.
Posted by Brenda Young on July 11, 2024
Jen, sending hugs and prayers to you and your family.
Posted by Pete and Marlys Weins on July 11, 2024
Sorry for your loss .Our prayers are with you.
Posted by Peter and Marlys Weins on July 11, 2024
So sorry for your loss Our prayers are with you.
Posted by Denny and Janice Welch on July 10, 2024
Sending our thoughts, prayers and sympathies to you and all your family. May he Rest in Peace
Posted by Joe & Jan Schlimgen on July 10, 2024
Sorry for your loss. Dick was a kind & caring person who wore a smile along with some witty comment to put a smile on your face. He will be missed by so many!🙏❤️
Posted by Rita Taylor on July 10, 2024
Jen, thinking of you and your family. Holding you close in prayer. 🙏
Posted by Patti & Marty Cunningham on July 10, 2024
Jen and family~
So very sorry to hear of your dad’s passing, he was such a good man, always smiling and also willing to pitch in if you ever needed anything. Hugs Rest in Peace our dear friend.
Posted by Carol Berg on July 10, 2024
Jan was a classmate of mine. To all of U sorry for your loss.. Prayers an take care.
Posted by Mary Jennissen on July 9, 2024
I work with Lisa and we are so sorry for your loss. May Dick rest in peace, also praying for Lisa and the family.
Posted by Grace Murphy on July 9, 2024
We are so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Lyle Swenson family
Posted by Troy Magnuson on July 9, 2024
Dick was one of the most selfless people I have ever met. He truly cared about everyone he met and he always had a smile on his face. Rest easy my friend!!!
Posted by Dan and Diane DesLauriers on July 9, 2024
we are so sorry to hear about your Dad, Jennifer. He always had a huge smile and was a great supporter of you and tennis in Mitchell! Thinking of you.
Posted by Betty McNeil on July 9, 2024
Never a better friend than Dick!!… family, friends, and community! He served others so well. Peace be with him and his family.
Posted by Eldeen Stekl on July 9, 2024
Sincere sympathy to the family of Dick. A wonderful person who will be missed.
Posted by Heidi Elward Geppert on July 9, 2024
My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. I always thought it was so much to go with Dick and help him be the Milk Man. He loved you all sooo much!
Posted by Valerie Warren on July 9, 2024
Prayers to the family, so sorry for your loss.
Posted by Dillon and Megan Storm on July 9, 2024
We love you Grandpa! Rest in Peace. We will think of you often!
Posted by Don and Leanne Bradwisch on July 8, 2024
Our sincere thoughts and prayers are with the McEntee Family during this difficult time.🙏💕
Posted by Tom Riddle on July 8, 2024
Prayers and good thoughts to his family.
Posted by Theresa Walsh Fink on July 8, 2024
So sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers.
Posted by Sue VanderHeiden on July 8, 2024
So sorry to hear of Dicks passing. He was such a fun loving guy. Rest in Peace.
Posted by Charlie and Darlene Bailey on July 8, 2024
Prayers to the family Rest in Peace Dick
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