Aberdeen man who founded Super 8, My Place hotel chains dead at age 83

December 13, 2023

ABERDEEN, S.D.--Ron Rivett of Aberdeen, who is most known for being the founder of Super 8 Motels and My Place hotels, has passed away at age 83.

According to a death notice posted by Carlson Funeral Home, Rivett died Saturday at the Baptist Medical Center in Miami.

Rivett is a 1963 graduate of Northern State University and opened the first Super 8 Motel in Aberdeen in 1974.

Arrangements are pending with Carlsen Funeral Home & Crematory.