He retired from Wire Rope Corporation in 1995 after thirty years of service. He was a veteran of the Korean War and a member of King Hill Christian Church, where he had served as a deacon.
In addition to his family, Richard loved looking at, working on and talking about old cars.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Julius and Robert; and sisters, Carol, Ruth and Jean.
Richard is survived by his wife of sixty-one years, Grace; daughter, Linda Robbins (Roger); sons, Rick (Peggy), Roger (Jayme); all of St. Joseph, Missouri. He is also survived by a brother, Larry, Green Valley, Illinois; a sister, Stella Vertin, St. Joseph, Missouri; ten grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services: 1:00 P.M. Saturday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, with casual dress preferred. Flowers are appreciated and for those wishing to make a contribution, the family requests they be made to King Hill Christian Church.