Rene Anthony Hernandez, 42, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota and formerly of Tulare, California, passed away peacefully after a hard-fought battle against cancer on July 8, 2023, in Sioux Falls. Funeral services will be 2:00pm, Friday, July 14, 2023, at St. Johns Lutheran Church, Howard, with burial to follow in St. Johns Lutheran Cemetery, Howard. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church. Rene Anthony Hernandez was born October 18, 1980, to the late Rinaldo Hernandez and Sandy Mora. Rene moved to South Dakota from California to be closer to family. Rene worked hard building his own Drywall Contraction business in Sioux Falls with his older brother Mike. Rene truly lived life to the fullest, if he was not spending time caring and enjoying his family, you could find him riding his Motorcycles. Rene had a good heart and made friends with everyone. He had no children of his own, but he loved spending time with his nieces, nephews and attending all their events. He was a loving son, brother and uncle and his spirit will be deeply missed. Most recently he was baptized and dedicated his life to Jesus. May he be with our Father in heaven and rest in peace. Those grateful for having shared in his life are his mother: Sandy (Bill) Wolf of Fedora, SD; sister: Monica (Pedro Rios) Hernandez of Sioux City, IA; his brothers: Mike Hernandez of Sioux Falls, SD; Antonio (Norma) Puga of Sioux Falls, SD; Raul of Tulare, CA; Steven of Las Vegas, NV; many nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, cousins, step sisters, and step brothers.