Richard “Dicky” Hare, Sr., 70, of Marty died Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at his home in Marty. Funeral service was Friday, November 22 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Marty. Burial was in St. Paul’s Catholic Cemetery in Marty with military honors. Peters Funeral Home in Wagner was in charge of arrangements.
Richard Clifton Hare, Sr. known by all his friends and family as Dicky, was born on January 5, 1949 to Wesley “Bud” Hare, Sr. and Leafia Pearl Drapeau in Greenwood. Dicky was born at home in the middle of a raging blizzard and was given the name Bo bdu Hoksina - Blizzard Boy - by his uncle.
Dicky attended school at St. Paul’s Indian Mission (Marty Indian School) from 1955-1967 and is a 12 year veteran of the Catholic boarding school system. In his high school years Dicky was known for his prowess on the basketball court and the football field. After high school he attended and completed Barber School Training in Sioux City, Iowa and attained his certification. In 1969 Dicky voluntarily enlisted in the U.S. Army and did a tour in Vietnam. He was honorably discharged from the military and had been a member of the Blacksmith VFW Post 1353 and the McBride American Legion Post.
In the early 1970’s Dicky was one of the original founding members of the Rising Hail Singers of Marty. As a member of this singing group he traveled throughout Indian Country to share his voice and music. Dicky had continued to sing with Rising Hail for 40+ years, the most recent just being last Friday at the Veterans/Masquerade Pow-Wow at Marty. He loved singing and never refused when called upon to sing.
Dicky also loved playing the guitar and singing old school country. He entertained family and friends many times over the years with his music. He played in the elderly slot tournament at the casino every Wednesday and always looked forward to trying to beat the “fogies” at this tournament. Dicky had an excellent sense of humor and liked to laugh, joke and reminisce.
Dicky’s first marriage was to Carol Meng resulting in six children: Richard Hare, Jr., Hannah Hare, Thomas Hare, Carrie Hare, Alicia Meng, Shannon Meng and Eric Meng.
Later Dicky married Brenda Blaine and was still married to her at the time of his passing. Dicky’s children with Brenda include Miranda, Ella, Brenda, Travis, Trista and Chauncey.
Dicky is preceded in death by his father, Wesley “Bud” Hare; mother, Leafia Pearl Drapeau; sisters: Rita, Violet and Pam; and a brother, Kenney World Turner.
Dicky is survived by sisters, Joyce (World Turner) Pippen and Juanita Hare; brothers, Herbert Hare, Sr., Louis Hare and Allen Hare, and many other relatives.
He was a loved and respected man amongst his family and relatives that knew him well.