Connie Rischar, 71, died Friday April 13, 2018, in the Sierra Vista Nursing Home in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. Connie was born in Pierre to Genievieve Sommers Nordland Jorgenson and Wlliam A. Nordland on Oct. 28, 1946. The family moved several times but Connie spent school years in Vivian, Draper, Lake Andes and graduated from Dell Rapids.
A free spirit, she traveled to California and Washington to be near her brother, Warren. When he later settled in Bakersﬁeld, California she followed. Connie was married twice to, Duane Smith of Parker and Tim Rischar of Lancaster, California.
Following her retirement, she moved to Truth or Consequences. Again, to be near her brother. She was plagued by severe arthritis and great pain for many years.
She is survived by her brother Warren (Chip) and wife Vanette, Sharon Krier of Brookings and a sister Barb Deye (Robert) of Marion, Iowa.
Preceding her in death were her two husbands, grandparents, parents, brother-in- law Joe Krier, and nephews James Krier and John Bennett.
A private family interment of her cremains will take place in early June at the Woodlawn cemetery in Sioux Falls.