Obituary for Rickey Wayne “Rick” Marone

February 2022

Rickey Wayne “Rick” Marone, age 61, of Sioux Falls, SD formerly of Huron, SD passed away on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at the Sanford (USD) Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD. 

Rickey Wayne Marone, the son of Ronald and DeMeris (Smith) Marone, was born on February 5, 1960 in Huron, SD.  Rick grew up on a farm near Cavour and graduated from Huron High School.  Rick worked as a tow truck operator for Ace Towing Inc. for many years and was presently working as the shop foreman for Sioux Falls Crane and Hoist.

 Rick was a big family man and very proud of his three daughters:   Misty Heck, Jamie Hoggarth, and Ali Higgins.  Rick would beam with pride when talking about his eight grandchildren: Corporal Kuper Heck USMC, Kenlea and Korbi Heck; Chloe, Hadleigh, Gunner, Paisley, and Cooper Hoggarth.

Rick had a very memorable laugh, grin, and twinkle in his eye.  He never met a stranger that he didn’t view as a friend plus was always willing to help anyone that needed it.  He was a very creative artist who loved collecting cars, motorcycles, and tools.  Everything was fixable to Rick.  If you couldn’t get it to work, you only needed to call Rick and he would figure it out.  Rick enjoyed his dog Popeye and going to Hot Harley Nights as well as the Sturgis Bike Rally every year.  Rick was also one of the top organizers for the Wheel Jam Truck Show.  

 Grateful for having shared in Rick’s life are his parents:  DeMeris Marone of Isabel, SD; and Ronald (Lorraine) Marone of Cavour, SD.  Three daughters:  Misty (Brandon) Heck of Isabel, SD; Jamie (Eric) Hoggarth of Aberdeen, SD; and Ali (Corey) Higgins of Omaha, NE.  Eight grandchildren:  Corporal Kuper Heck USMC, Kenlea, Korbi, Chloe, Hadleigh, Gunner, Paisley, and Cooper.  Siblings are:  Dave (Jody) Marone of Pukwana, SD; Kristi (David) Alley of Isabel, SD; Scot (Tracy) Marone of Huron, SD; Josh Kogel of Cavour, SD; and Tenaya Nelson of Crofton, NE.  Also, very dear to Rick’s heart were all his nieces and nephews.   Special friend Autumn Davis and their puppy Popeye.