The Photo Request has been fulfilled.

A1C John Robert Headley

A1C John Robert Headley

Linton, Greene County, Indiana, USA
Death 31 Oct 2012 (aged 81)
White Lake, Aurora County, South Dakota, USA
Burial Sturgis, Meade County, South Dakota, USA
Plot H_516
Memorial ID 100330555 · View Source
Suggest Edits

White Lake – John R. Headley, 81, White Lake and formerly of Rapid City, died Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at the Aurora Brule Nursing Home at White Lake.

John Robert Headley was born on September 29, 1931 to Hershel and Helen [Taylor] Headley in Linton, Indiana. He attended school and graduated from high school. He then joined the United States Air Force in 1953 and spent 3 ½ years at the Rushmore Air Force Base [Ellsworth] in Rapid City.

He married Dorothy Faye Uthe on November 20, 1955 at Presho, SD where they farmed for 29 years and John also worked for Anderson Gas for several years. He retired and they moved to Rapid City where John worked and was a manager for Rodchester Armored Car Service for 9 years.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church, member of Rapid City Masonic Lodge #25 for 50 plus years, was on the board of Eastern Star Home in Redfield, SD, member of Eastern Star Golden Link Chapter 14 in Rapid City, and member of Pierre & Ft. Pierre Model Airplane Club.

John enjoyed woodworking and building model airplanes and boats after he retired. He truly enjoyed his grandchildren.

Survivors include one son: Randy [Bernadine] Headley of Kennebec; two daughters: Joanne [Jerry Wingert] Headley of Pukwana and Helen [Wade] Smook of Brandon; four grandchildren: Aaron, Amanda, Jessica, and Nicholas; one great-grandson: Omari; and one brother: Raymond [Kylie] Headley of Terre Haute, Indiana.

John was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy in 2009 and his parents.

Visitation will be on Thursday, November 1 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm with a Rapid City Masonic Lodge #25 Service at 7:00 pm all at Osheim & Schmidt Funeral Home, 2700 Jackson Boulevard, Rapid City.

His funeral service will be 9:00 am Friday, November 2 at the Osheim & Schmidt Funeral Home with Rev. Doug Diehl officiating.

Burial will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis with Military Honors provided by Rushmore VFW Post #1273 and South Dakota National Guard.

Memorials may be directed to the Eastern Star Home, 126 West 12th Avenue, Redfield, SD 57469.

Bio Courtesy of *High Plains*
Pic Courtesy of *Ellen.Bishop*

Family Members







  • Maintained by: Beth
  • Originally Created by: High Plains
  • Added: 7 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100330555
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for A1C John Robert Headley (29 Sep 1931–31 Oct 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100330555, citing Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis, Meade County, South Dakota, USA ; Maintained by Beth (contributor 47841402) .