Richard Kendall

Richard Kendall


June 28, 1950 - January 28, 2024


Richard Kendall, 73, of Mitchell, SD, died Sunday, January 28, 2024, at Aurora-Brule Nursing Home in White Lake. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Richard Lee Kendall was born June 28, 1950, to Roland and Ruth (Phillips) Kendall in Mitchell, SD. He graduated from Mitchell High School in 1968, and MTI (Mitchell Technical Institute) in 1969 with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. He was an engineer for the state of Alaska for many years until relocating to Wenatchee, Washington until he retired. He spent many days on the golf course and riding his motorcycle.

He is survived by his only son, Chad Kendall, and grandson, Lars Kendall.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Stan and Leroy; and one sister, Lauree (Larry) Moir.

Posted by Tim Koth on February 10, 2024
Chad and family, so sorry for your loss. I feel fortunate to have been a close friend of Rich for the past 60 + years. South Dakota was a great place to grow up and we sure had a lot of fun hanging out together, going to school together and working various jobs together, either laying sod for Bud Phillips or working on a traveling custom combine crew. Alaska called me at a young age and a few years later Rich was able to join me on a return trip back to Alaska to work with me on a survey crew. Rich transitioned into the Right of Way Section of the State of Alaska and I transitioned into the Design and Construction Section of the Department of Transportation for the State of Alaska. In addition to remaining close friends we were able to work together off and on occasionally. That Engineering work plus personal travel took us to the four corners of The Last Frontier including many fly in only bush villages. Rich also joined me for an epic sailboat trip into the Bahamas. Rich was a great friend and I miss him already……
Posted by Gary Ruff on February 1, 2024
Went to school with Dick had lots of fun in our younger days stayed with him for a couple of days when. He lived in Washington rest in peace my friend
Posted by Elizabeth Haug on January 31, 2024
Chad and family... sorry for your loss...thoughts and prayers for you all! Rest in Peace Uncle Richard.
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