Richard was born Dec. 27, 1935.
He was preceded in death by his parents Ralph and Hazel.
He is survived by his children John (Becky) and Donald (Dawn); grandchildren Jonathan, Breanna, Benjamin, Joshua, and Shawn; and great-grandchildren Tyler, Kiara, Jenna and Landin. He is also survived by his sister Barbara Waltz and her children Diana Waltz and Scott (Peggy) Waltz.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4 at Dare’s Funeral Home, 805 Main St. NW Elk River. Visitation will be one hour prior to service at the funeral home. Interment Minnesota State Veteran’s Cemetery, Ft. Ripley. Memorials are preferred.