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R. J. Hein

Ricardo J. “R.J.” Hein, age 23, of Huron, died Thursday, April 16, 2009 in Huron.  His funeral service was at 11 AM Tuesday, April 21, 2009, at the American Lutheran Church with the Rev. Steven Brandsrud and the Rev. Kevin Channell officiating. 

Ricardo James Hein was born November 22, 1985, at Huron, to Rick and Rebeca (Escobar) Hein.  He grew up in the Iroquois-Huron area and attended schools there.  R.J. received his G.E.D. at Custer Boot Camp, where he was awarded the “Cadet of the Cycle”.  R.J. worked for various contractors including Craig Brueske Construction, Craig Jensen Construction and Protective Coating Specialist, Inc.  He also had worked at Marlin’s Restaurant. 

 R.J. was a skilled skateboarder and enjoyed being a goalie for the Huron All-Stars hockey team.  His spare time was spent motorbiking, camping, hunting and fishing.  He enjoyed his music and making sure you could hear him coming from afar, and was especially known for always being willing to help his friends with whatever they needed.

 His grandparents, Eugene Hein and Jack Rogers, and great-grandparents, Herbert and Emma Hein, preceded him in death. 

 R.J. is survived by his parents, Rick (Lori Burns) Hein, of Iroquois, and Becky (Gary) Rogers, of Huron; his fiance, Natasha Mays, of Huron; his daughter, Maiya Angel; his unborn son, Aiden Ricardo; his step-daughter, McKenzie Paulson; his grandparents, LaVerne Hein, of Huron, Rogerio and Alicia Escobar, of Freer, Texas, and Beverly Rogers, of Huron; his brothers and sisters, Ross Hein, of Huron, Aaron Rogers, of Brookings, Whitney Rogers, of Fargo, North Dakota, Hope (Rainey) Manning and their son Damon, of Wyoming, Michigan, and Lorika Hein, Rikki Hein and Austin Burns, all of Iroquois; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins, including his uncles, Steve (Vicky) Hein, of Iroquois, and Ronnie (Debbie) Hein, of Newcastle, Wyoming.