My condolences to the family. I always felt a connection with Ronnie because of his friendship with my dad. He was a great guy with an even better sense of humor. I got to hang out with him quite a bit when he would open the weight room in the auditorium so we could lift and shoot hoops after school. I can still picture the twinkle in his eye and half smirk after he got me with a one liner!
~ John Riggins
Mount Hope, KS (3/21/2020)
~ Darrell James Cook
Thinking of you guys so very much today although I can not be with you. Knowing that the battle has been long but the journey of a thousand great memories brings smiles to help wipe away the tears. Hugs and prayers for you all.
~ Denise Perryman
Connie and Family, I learned allot from the years of working with Ronnie at Badlands, He was not only a coworker but a true friend and neighbor, one thing for sure with Ronnie around there was never a dull moment, he will truly be missed, Your family is in our thoughts and prayers
~ Jay and Roxanne Vogelgesang
Wanblee SD (3/18/2020)
May Gods arms hold you and say hello to my dad and mom. I have so many memories of Uncle Ronnie growing up on the ranch and how much Dad loved you. The sun will always shine bright letting your family know you are watching over them. Rest in the Heavens Ranch.
~ Bea Jones
Rapid City, SD (3/18/2020)
Sorry to hear of Ronnie's passing. He always had a great disposition and able to help. Working at the Badlands, playing softball, and many wonderful memories. We last a good one.
~ Tim and Peggy Lester
Austin, TX (3/18/2020)
We all miss Ronnie's tricks and humor but his memory will live on I ur hearts.
~ Carole Curtis
Ipswich, SD (3/18/2020)
My deepest sympathy. May GOD provide you strength to remember the happy times .
Ronnie was a good friend. I will sure miss him. I can't make it to the service in Interior, but our prayers go out to the family and friends.
~ Roger Kruse
Rock Springs, Wyoming (3/17/2020)
My condolences to the Twiss family. I got to know Ronnie at Badlands National Park. He was a hard worker, knowledgeable, and a really good leader. He had a great sense of humor that made the workplace better. He was honest and forthright. I greatly admired him. I hope the family cherishes their memories.
~ Brian Kenner
I am so sorry to hear of Ronnie's passing, A truly fine neighbor with his friendly, helpful ways. Prayers for you, Mandy, Calvin and grandkids.
~ Carmen One Skunk
Eagle Butte, SD (3/17/2020)
Sorry for your loss, my prayers for you, Mandy and Calvin. We'll miss him.
~ Judy Whirlwind Horse
Eagle Butte, SD (3/17/2020)
Sorry fore your loss. Ron was a true and dear friend. Sorry I won't be ablate make the services but my parys are with you.
~ Lyle Amiotte
Rapid City SD (3/17/2020)
Connie & family,
My sincere condolences for your loss. I only knew Ronnie through the clinic, but he always had a kind word and was always friendly. Blessed be!
~ Kelly Penticoff
Philip, SD (3/17/2020)
My condolences, thoughts and prayers during your time of loss. My days with Ronnie at Badlands National Park was a great, he kept things fun and enjoyable...especially during wildland fire operations. He will be truly missed and was looked up to by a lot of people.
~ Ken and Loree Thompson
Wall, SD (3/17/2020)
So very sorry for your loss, my mom, Bobbi Kelley, always spoke so highly of her neighbors Ronnie and Connie. May the peace of our Lord be will you all.
~ Jody Kelley
Rapid City, SD (3/17/2020)
So sorry for your loss, I pray you will find peace in all the good memories and God will comfort you in this difficult time.
~ Pearl Bruhn
Napavine Wa (3/17/2020)
I am so sorry for your loss. . . Praying for strength, guidance and healing in the difficult time ahead. Ronnie was a great man and will forever be alive through his memory. Connie, Calvin, and Mandy . . . You had one of the best thats for sure.
~ Kristen Bouman
White River, South Dakota (3/17/2020)
My deepest condolences to Connie, Calvin, Mandy and the entire Twiss family. I hope the passage of time will dull the sharp edge of your grief. Ron probably didn't know it but he was like a big brother to me. I hung on his every word. He was a natural born leader. During fires, floods, storms, accidents, wrecks, searches, rescues, buffalo roundups, or just the everyday chaos of life in and around Badlands Park; I would always think: "Oh good, Twiss is here, we got this". Ron left me a voicemail last week, including a joke about me needing hearing aids. That voicemail is now one of my most valued possessions. I will hold it close, along with all the other memories of this unusual, remarkable man. His passing feels like a gut punch. But I think I know what Ron would say: " Pick yourself up, get back in the saddle and keep riding forward". Rest in peace my good friend.
~ Dan Dearborn
Biddeord, Maine (3/17/2020)
My condolences to the Twiss family, Ronnie will be well missed, he was always happy and joking around with everyone. He always cheered a person up, no matter what the problem. I have many fond memories of Ronnie.
~ Kori (Hill) Grass
Rapid City SD (3/17/2020)
Im so sad to hear this news. Ronnie was one of my main male role models growing up. My first basketball coach and years later always there to listen. Every Tuesday he entered my store with a smile and a funny remark.. ill miss him greatly..
~ Lacey Logan Thorson
Philip SD (3/16/2020)
We were so saddened to hear of Ronnie's passing. He was a wonderful man & he will be greatly missed. May God wrap his loving arms around you & the family, and may you find peace & comfort in his loving arms.
~ Russ & Barb Logan
Interior/Philip, SD (3/16/2020)
My condolences go out to the Twiss Family, my thoughts & prayers are with you during this sad time. May you be comforted by Gods loving arms as you face the difficult days ahead.
~ Vera Boje
Rapid City, SD (3/16/2020)
I do not have one memory of Ronnie when he was not happy and smiling. He made the world a better place. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.
~ Shannon Grooms
Oglala, SD (3/16/2020)
So sorry to hear of Ronnie's passing. He was a good man with a firm hand shake and a smile on his face. Condolences to the family.
~ Ellie (Brown) Bettelyoun
Martin, SD (3/16/2020)
Connie and family,
We are sad to learn of your loss. The time that Glen spent on the Jackson County commission getting to know Ronnie was a lasting friendship. He was one of a kind. He always had a good word and smile. And I know he will be spell checking all of these messages.
~ Glen & Rose Bennett
Philip, SD (3/16/2020)
Prayers going out to all of the family.
~ Jennifer Eberly