Sunday, June 16, 2019

Eagle Butte

Deryk Ulmer

Deryk Ulmer, 28 of Spearfish, passed away on Saturday, December 15, 2018 in Denver, CO from a lifelong congenital heart defect.

Deryk was born on September 19, 1990 in Rapid City to Brian Ulmer and Michelle (White Eyes) Harstad. Deryk attended Spearfish Public Schools and graduated from Spearfish High School in 2009, lettering in golf and playing tennis. He went on to attend STI in Sioux Falls and graduating in 2014. Deryk started working at the Ramkota in Sioux Falls at the age of 14 until he graduated from STI. He was currently working at Cadillac Jacks in Deadwood, SD.

Deryk was an avid sports fan and enjoyed basketball, baseball, football and golf. Golf was his passion and he took pride in the fact that he could defeat his dad and buddies on any given day.

He is survived by his parents, Brian and Kristin Ulmer of Spearfish and Michelle and Chad Harstad of Brandon, SD; siblings, Larisa (Cole) Solseng, Vanessa (Alex) Evans, Andrew, McKenzie (Michael), Chandler (Nick), Teygan and Baillie; niece and nephew, Gracelyn and Bowen Solseng; grandparents, Joyce Rabenberg; Cora Mae Haskell; and Gordie and Jane Harstad; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Victor and Lillian Ulmer and Charles Haskell Jr. and aunt, Marsha Fredrich.

Honorary Pallbearers: Sam Terveen, Brian Gebhart, Jordan Meyer, Greg Mead, Vance Umphrey, Stephen Reed, Danny Lerwick, Andrew White Eyes, Teygan Harstad, Kadyn Drew, Stacy Red Horse, Xander Red Horse, Clay Longbrake and all of his cousins and great cousins. Deryk was placed to rest in Rose Hill Cemetery in Spearfish.