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Funeral services will take place on Friday, June 14, 2019 at 10:00 AM (Mountain).

United Methodist Church
Wall, South Dakota

Wall Cemetery
Wall, South Dakota
Visitation will be held 5-7 p.m. Thursday, June 13, at the Rush Funeral Chapel in Wall.

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In memory of

James W. "Jim" Haney

of Rapid City, formerly of Wall, South Dakota, died on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at the Rapid City Regional Hospital at the age of 83

James W. “Jim” Haney was born May 14, 1936, in Geddes, South Dakota, the only child born to James W. Haney, Sr. and Shirley (DeLong) Haney. He grew up in the Geddes area and received his education until his junior year of high school when he attended Pickstown High School, graduating in 1954. After graduation, he attended vo-tech school in Springfield, studying mechanics.

Jim enlisted in the Army National Guard and attended monthly drill in Wagner. He along with his father, ran the Mobil Gas Station in Pickstown. It was at this time that Jim met a young lady with car trouble by the name of Rita Holmberg. Jim and Rita were united in marriage on July 22, 1961, in Bristow, Nebraska. After their marriage they remained in Pickstown for three years before moving to Lake Andes, where he worked for an Auto Supply Store. They then moved to Vermillion where Jim worked as a material clerk for Clay Union Electric. In 1968, they moved to Wall where Jim continued as a work order clerk for West River Electric. He later took an accounting position with West River Electric where he continued until retiring in 1998.

During his time in Wall he was a member of the Wall Volunteer Fire Department, earning Fireman of the Year in 1981. As a young man, he enjoyed deer hunting and fishing. Later in life, he enjoyed woodworking, riding motorcycles, and cleaning and polishing his vehicles.

Survivors include his wife Rita of Rapid City; one son Lyle Haney and his wife Robin of Burke; one daughter Tammy Huether and her husband Scott of Interior; two grandchildren Cody and Dylan Huether; two step-grandchildren Torrey and Trevor Larson; three step-great-grandchildren Allura, Waylon, and Graham; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Jim was preceded in death by a stillborn son Wayne; his parents; and his mother and father-in-law, Otto and Frances Holmberg.

Visitation will be held 5-7 p.m. Thursday, June 13, at the Rush Funeral Chapel in Wall.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, June 14, at the United Methodist Church in Wall, with Pastor Russell Masartis officiating.

Interment will be at the Wall Cemetery.

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 5-7 p.m.
Rush Funeral Chapel
Wall, South Dakota

Friday, June 14, 2019 - 10:00 a.m.
United Methodist Church
Wall, South Dakota

Pastor Russell Masartis

DeAnna Kammerer - Pianist
Anita Sandal - Vocalist
“How Great Thou Art”
“Amazing Grace”

Jerry Johannesen - Wayne Davis

Eugene Holmberg - Shawn Holmberg - Cody Huether
Dylan Huether - Timm Johannesen - Travis Kemnitz

All Relatives and Friends in Attendance

Wall Cemetery
Wall, South Dakota

  • Rita, Lyle, Tammy and families. Sorry to hear about Jim passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God be with you. ~ Andy Eisenbraun Rapid City (6/16/2019)
  • Rita, Lyle and Tammy. So sorry to hear about Jim. Our thoughts are with you and your family. ~ Kevin Foster Rapid City (6/14/2019)
  • Sorry for your loss Rita. Don thought a lot of him ~ Donald Pelc Tenmile, Oregon (6/14/2019)
  • To Jim's family. So sorry for your loss. ~ Sheryl Sether Hot Springs, SD (6/14/2019)
  • My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family ~ Tammy Wolf Shields Mitchell South Dakota (6/13/2019)
  • So sorry to hear of Jim's death. (We were neighbors years ago in Wall, SD) - Dorothy (Stuchlik) ) Wiederhold , Beth, Dan, & Calvin ~ Dorothy Stuchlik Wiederhold Rapid City, SD (6/12/2019)

  • Dear Rita, Lyle, Tammy & family,
    I'm so sorry for your loss of such a great guy! Hold those wonderful memories close...Tammy, like the one I'll never forget you saying, "just a chip off the ol' block!" Loved that! I've been thinking of all of you with a sad heart especially you Rita, you had a jewel for a hubby!
    Sending Prayers, Love & Hugs
    ~ Linda Carmichael Lincoln (6/12/2019)
  • Lyle and family, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. ~ Karen Willuweit Gregory (6/11/2019)
  • I'm so sorry for your loss Tammy I hope you guys are ok. Me and my wife will be praying for you guys ~ Otis S Perkins Nemo (6/11/2019)
  • Our deepest sympathies. Our thoughts are with all of you at this sad time. We are sorry we won't be able to attend Friday. ~ Stacey Fielder, JC & Carson Rapid City (6/11/2019)
  • Tammy and Family,
    My Deepest Sympathy. Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers. I remember working with your dad at West River Electric, when I was in high school. I enjoyed visiting with him. He always picked on and joked with me. He had an Amazing smile.
    ~ Fawna (Geigle) Goff Sturgis, SD (6/11/2019)
  • Tammy & family, we are so sorry for your loss. If you need anything please let us know!! ~ Ronda & Branden Hamann Wall, SD (6/11/2019)
  • Rita and Family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I never worked with Jim a long time but enjoyed the time I did and conversations we had after he retired. One never worried about things being done correctly that was for sure. ~ Dick Johnson Wall (6/11/2019)
  • Rita, Lyle, Tammy and families I am saddened to hear of Jim's death. I have fond memories of Jim as a friend and a fellow Firefighter. Things won't be the same not seeing him at McDonalds in Rapid City having coffee with friends. May Bless his family with lots of Blessings. Rest in Peace my fiend. See your later. Van ~ Van & Cathy Simpfenderfer Wall, SD (6/11/2019)