Tony Ray Howie

Tony Ray Howie, 32, Rapid City, died Monday, April 12, 2010, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital following an accident.

Funeral services were held Monday, April 19, 2010, at the Central Meade County Community Center with Pastor Harold Delbridge officiating. Burial followed at the White Owl Cemetery.

Tony was born March 24, 1978, at Rapid City to Mike and Linda (Keffeler) Howie. He grew up on the family ranch and attended school at Enning. He graduated from Wall High School where he participated in FFA and rodeo. He worked at Wall Drug during the school year.

Tony graduated from Western Dakota Vo-Tech with a degree in diesel mechanics. He worked his way through school at Menards and Jenner Equipment. After graduating, he was employed ful-time at Jenner Equipment for the past 13 years.

Tony enjoyed hunting and his friends. He worked security at the Thunderdome, Jack Daniels booth and Deadwood Mardi Gras. He also enjoyed his job in the pit crew for Eisenbraun Racing.

Survivors include his parents, Mike and Linda Howie, White Owl; sister, Tanna (Vince) Holzer, Denver, CO; paternal grandfather, Raymond Howie, White Owl; maternal grandparents, Ralph and Betty Keffeler, Sturgis; uncles and aunts, Ron and Kerry Howie, White Owl, Andy and Tresa Howie, Newell, Donna Keffeler, Littleton, CO, Tammy Lorenz and fiancée, Scott Sieler, Brighton, CO, Troy Lorenz, Willow, CA, Shari Sturgis, and Travis Keffeler, Sturgis; and numerous cousins. Also left behind is his faithful dog, Cinch.

He is now with his twin brother Trent Howie; grandmother, Georgia Howie; and uncle, Doug Keffeler, who preceded him in death.

Memorials have been established.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.kinkadefunerals. com.