Dick Richards, 88, of Mount Pleasant, died Friday, May 26, 2023, at Savannah Heights.
Dick was born September 23, 1934, in Fort Madison, the son of James and Mable (Ross) Richards. He attended Fort Madison High School. Dick proudly served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. After he had concluded his service, he joined the Army Reserves. On August 16, 1958, Dick was united in marriage to Cecelia Hogan at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Fort Madison, to this union the couple was blessed with three children. Dick worked as a deputy sheriff for Des Moines County before becoming an electrician. Prior to retirement, Dick owned and operated Industrial Motors in Burlington. Dick was a member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, New London VFW Post 7641, and the Moose Lodge. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, photography, and making jewelry.
Dick is survived by his wife Cecelia; daughter Barbara (Randy) Brown of Mount Union; two sons David (Cathy Sanders) Richards of Montrose, Mark Richards of Danville; eight grandchildren, Mitch (Julie) Brown, Sarah Edwards, Kevin (Kelsey) Brown, David Richards, Mary Richards, Curtis (Mary) Richards, Trent Richards, Miranda Richards; and seven, soon to be eight, great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Jim Teel, sister Betty McMillian, and daughter-in-law Michelle Richards.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 1, 2023, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, Father Paul Connolly as celebrant. Burial will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Burlington, with Military Rites conducted by the Henry County Honor Guard. Visitation will be held 9:00 a.m. at the church until the time of service on Thursday. Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Alphonsus Catholic Church and New London VFW Post 7641. The Olson-Powell Memorial Chapel and Crematory is caring for Dick and his family. ww.powellfuneralhomes.com