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Michael Ragatz

Michael "Mike" James Ragatz

November 24, 1944 - June 6, 2020
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Obituary

Michael was born November 24, 1944 in Deadwood, SD. Michael was adopted by Herman J. “Bummy” and Frances J. Ragatz. On January 28, 1966, he married Sharon “Sherry” Ragatz. Mike worked for the Deadwood Police Department and Lawrence County Sheriff's Office and enjoyed going to the shooting range until his medical retirement.
Michael “Mike” James Ragatz, 75, Rapid City, died Saturday, June 6, 2020 at his home in Rapid City.
Michael is survived by his wife, Sherry of Rapid City; one son, Robert M. (Lynnette) Ragatz of Rapid City; grandchildren, Maddie Wolfe of Rapid City, and Jake Wolfe of Roundup, MT; sister Sandy Dunn Allen; and many other family members.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bummy and Frances Ragatz; his birth mother, Grace (Eatheron) Maas Allen Dunn; sister, Alma Mayes; and brother, Don Dale Maas.
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Roxanna Bausch

Posted at 04:02pm
Sherry,
So sorry to hear of Mikes passing. I always enjoyed joking around with him when he came in the pharmacy in Deadwood. He always made me smile. Roxanna Bausch
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Posted at 01:14pm
Dear Sherry, We are so sorry to hear about Mike. Praying for peace for you and your family. With love, Cynthia and Michael Trucano
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Frank Maynard

Posted at 08:41am
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this trying and sad time. Working with Mike brings back fond memories. Frank & Nancy Maynard
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Mary Leahy

Posted at 07:48pm
Sherry and family,
I am so sorry to hear of Mike's passing. He was one of my favorite people from Deadwood. I remember when a neighbor lady ran over our dog when I was a kid and he gently took our injured dog and assured me that my dog would not suffer anymore. He was so nice to my friend and I when we grew up and needed a ride to Lead to retrieve a vehicle. He gave us a ride in the Deadwood Police car. I have seen him over the years in the grocery store and he had never forgot who I was. Such a nice guy. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Mary Stott Leahy
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Vicky and Terry

Posted at 04:56pm
Sherry and family, So sorry to hear of your loss--our hearts go out to all of you. I know Julie is taking care of Mike like you said in your text to me Sherry...sending you strength and prayers for a time when you need all you can get of both. Love to all of you from all of Julie's family. Vicky Barrett
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