It is with great sadness that the family of Kevin Paul Riley, Sr. announces his sudden passing on Friday, September 21, 2018, at the age of 60.
Kevin was proud of his Native American heritage and an enrolled member of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe.
He was born on March 25, 1958 in Moorhead, MN. Kevin grew up in Edgeley, ND and went to College in Wahpeton completing a Plumbing degree in 1978. He moved his family to Fargo, ND in the early 80’s. Kevin obtained his Journeyman license in 1982 and Master Plumbing License in 1984. Kevin spent the next 38 years as a Plumber in the Fargo-Moorhead area.
Kevin was a proud father and grandfather and his family has many good memories of spending the weekend at the lakes or camping during the summer months. He was a good friend and great story teller. Kevin was an avid reader with an impressive book collection. He loved science fiction and always knew interesting facts and tidbits of information. His wealth of knowledge was astonishing!
Kevin is survived by his children Kristina (Brett) Bailey, Kevin (Summer) Riley, Jr., and Christopher Riley; his sisters Karen (Jim) Sievers, Mike (Gordon) Heim, and Lorae Mercado; brothers Wayne and Delvin Lufkins; his grandchildren Kevin Riley III, Samantha Elliot, Cayden Riley, Kennyth Riley, Sofiya Riley, James Riley, and Sonya Riley; his aunts Roberta Trevino, Florestine Kiyukampi, Chyrel DeCoteau; uncle Byron Renville; many nieces, nephews, and close friends.
Kevin is preceded in death by his parents Harlan and Radine Riley; biological mother Naomi Lufkins ; grandson Jakob Riley; sister LaVonne Lufkins; his uncles Kenneth Renville, Mandis Renville, Merle Renville; and aunt Adrienne Renville-Ree.
Come share your stories of remembrance on Friday, September 28, 2018 at the Fargo Seventh-Day Adventist Church: 5718 36th St. South Fargo, ND 58104 at 11am for his memorial service and light lunch. We will be bringing Kevin home to the Sisseton-Wahpeton reservation. His homecoming celebration will be on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 2pm at the Community Center in Agency Village.
Kevin will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He would want you to spend more time with your children and make a toast to enduring friendships lifelong and beyond. Kemosabe.