Jack L. Richard - Stewartville

STEWARTVILLE — Jack L. Richard, 77, of Stewartville, Minnesota, passed away April 19, 2010, at his home in Stewartville.

He was born on December 10, 1932, in Aredale, Iowa, to Walter C. and Margaret (Ritter) Richard. Jack graduated from Dumont High School. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. Jack was united in marriage to Beverly White on May 10, 1953, at the Evangelical Church in Aredale, Iowa. He worked for Richard Brother’s Tiling in Aredale for three years and then worked as a cabinet maker for several establishments, including OC Huston & Son in Hampton for four years, Artley Cabinets in Hampton for twenty-three years, Toca Woodcraft in Rochester, Minnesota, for five years, and Alexander Cabinets, which later became L&L Cabinets, in Rochester for five years.

Jack was a member of the American Legion and a previous member of the United Methodist Church in Hampton. He enjoyed playing municipal baseball in Aredale and High School baseball in Dumont. Jack also enjoyed fishing, hunting, trapping, sports and woodworking. His greatest joy was spending time with those he loved at family gatherings.

Jack is survived by his wife, Beverly Richard of Stewartville; brother, Leon Richard of Theodosia, Missouri; uncle, Jeane Richard; aunt, Kathryn Richard; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Margaret Richard; maternal grandparents, John and Letha Ritter; and paternal grandparents, Ed and Bessie Richard.

Funeral services will be held Friday, April 23, at 10:30 a.m. at the New Hope Parish of the United Methodist Church in Aredale, Iowa. Visitation will be held Thursday, April 22, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Sietsema-Vogel Funeral Home in Dumont, Iowa. Burial will take place in the Harlan Cemetery in rural Dumont, Iowa. Pastors Rick Scott and Peter Skogerbo will officiate the service.

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