OBITUARY - JOHN RICHARD "DICK" DERSCHEID
John Richard “Dick” DERSCHEID was born May 30, 1925 in Webster County, Iowa, the son of John Frederick & Marcelean Anna
(FRIDAY) DERSCHEID. Dick graduated from Webster City High School in 1943. On February 9, 1946 Dick was married to Hester
STANFORD and they later divorced.
Dick was a lifelong farmer. He farmed near Clarion, Iowa before moving to Ringgold
County in 1974 and farming north of Kellerton, Iowa. He was an avid supporter of youth programs. Dick rarely missed an
event connected to the school; whether it was in the fine arts department, sports arena, F.F.A. activities or 4-H
programs. Dick loved to attend the Ringgold County Fair and the Iowa State Fair. He was a member of the Ringgold County
Cattleman’s, Iowa Cattleman’s Association, and the National Cattleman’s Association; Ringgold County Farm Bureau, Tingley
Lions Club, and the United Methodist Church in Ellston.
Dick passed away on February 28, 2009 at the Ringgold County
Hospital in Mount Ayr at the age of 83 years, 8 months, and 28 days.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son Paul; brother Jim Blue; and sister Judy BLUE.
Survivors include his sons
Raymond DERSCHEID & wife Debra, Ted DERSCHEID & wife Nancy, and Scott DERSCHEID & wife Raydeen, all of Ellston and Dale
DERSCHEID & wife Susan of Urbandale, IA; a daughter Sally WOODLEY & husband Gary of Clarion, IA; 10 grandchildren and 6
great grandchildren; sisters Marge NEESE & husband Chet of Edmond, OK, Lois HANSON of Eagle Grove, IA, JoAnn HEATH of Ida
Grove, IA, and Bonnie PATRICK & husband Doug of Shawnee, KS; a brother Ron BLUE & wife Karen of Shawnee, KS; nieces,
nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Visitation: Tuesday, March 3, 2009 from 1:00 PM until 8:00 PM and 6:00 PM
until 8:00 PM at Watson - Armstrong Funeral Home, 205 W. Monroe Street, Mount Ayr, IA 50854
Services held Wednesday,
March 4, 2009 at 10:00 AM, United Methodist Church, Ellston, Iowa, with at Rose Hill Cemetery in Eagle Grove, IA.
Memorials are to the Tingley Meal Site and MACHS Activity Fund.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, March of 2009
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