CAVE CREEK, Ariz. — Richard “Dick” Flanery, 78, of Cave Creek, Ariz., formerly of Huron, died Monday, July 14, 2014, at the Hospice of the Valley Sherman House on the Mayo Hospital Campus in Phoenix, Ariz. His funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Holy Trinity Catholic Parish with burial at Restlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery. Visitation with family present will be Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Welter Funeral Home; or Saturday morning one hour prior to the service at the church.
Richard “Dick” Flanery was born May 30, 1936, in Sioux Falls to George and Mildred (Dietle) Flanery. When he was nine he was stricken with polio and spent the next two years recovering. He graduated from Milbank High School then attended the University of South Dakota where he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. He was student body president in the 1957 to 1958 school year and graduated with a degree in business. It was while attending the University that he met his wife, Marcia Herried.
They married on Aug. 5th, 1961. He then became the office manager for his father’s company, Flanery Foods. In 1964 he moved to Huron, to expand the business by purchasing a local meat packing plant. He moved into the role of company president in 1968 and grew the business with plants in Huron, Milbank, Rapid City and Scottsbluff, Neb. During this time he was recognized as a distinguished alumni for the University of South Dakota Business School.
He was a member of the Huron College Board of Trustees; chairman of the Beadle County Republican Party; involved with the Huron Chamber of Commerce; and member of The Greater Huron Development Corporation. He also supported numerous community organizations on a local and state level.
In 1988 he moved to Scottsdale, Ariz., where he was president of an international company until starting his own mortgage company and continued in lending until his retirement in 2006.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Marcia, of Cave Creek, Ariz.; three sons, Tim (Adele) Flanery of Huron, Scott (Diana) Flanery of Cave Creek, Ariz. and Rich (Sherry) Flanery of Estes Park, Colo.; and nine grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers, Jim, Tom, Jack, Dave, Ed, and Dennis; and four sisters, Eileen, Bonnie, Donna, and Kathy.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of The Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, Ariz. 85014 or at www.hov.org.
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