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Russell J. “R.J.” Kinghorn, Jr.

Russell J. “R.J.” Kinghorn, Jr.

Russell J. Kinghorn, Jr.

- May 12, 2019

Russell J. “R.J.” Kinghorn, Jr., 63 of Spearfish, SD, passed away on May 8, 2019, at Spearfish Canyon Healthcare in Spearfish.

R.J. was born to Russell Sr. and Emma (Wiedemann) Kinghorn on July 9, 1955, at Belle Fourche, South Dakota. He grew up on the family ranch and attended grade school at Barker Country School and Owl Creek School. R.J. attended Seward High School in Seward, Nebraska, for two years, then attended two years at St. Paul’s High School in Concordia, Missouri. He also attended one year of Junior College in Concordia, Missouri. From 1976 to 1978, R.J. attended the Black Hills Workshop in Rapid City, SD. In August of 1985 he attended West River Mental Health – Spearfish Branch, Partial Care.  From 1999 until the time of his death, RJ attended Northern Hills Training center and worked in the wood shop.

R.J was a member of Hope Lutheran Church and the Moose Lodge # 859 of Belle Fourche, South Dakota.

He was an outgoing, personable guy who loved to visit with people and made friends easily.  He loved to study scripture and loved to journal.  RJ was a prankster and enjoyed making people laugh.  He kept us on our toes, and we will miss him. 

R.J. was preceded in death by his mother and father and two brothers, George Meyer and William Meyer. Survivors include his brother, Richard and Linda Meyer of Sturgis and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial has been established for the residents and staff of Northern Hills Training Center, Canyon Street House.  We are so grateful for their care and friendship over the years. 

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at Fidler-Isburg Funeral Chapel in Spearfish, South Dakota with visitation one-hour prior. Burial will take place at Pine Slope Cemetery in Belle Fourche, South Dakota.

Arrangements are under the care of Fidler-Isburg Funeral Chapels and Isburg Crematory of Spearfish. Online condolences may be written at www.fidler-isburgfuneralchapels.com


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Sturgis, SD 57785