Hamilton County


Cpl. Richard Eyanson




Richard ‘Dick' Eyanson was born June 9, 1921 to Joseph L. and Virgil Louise Young Eyanson. He died Oct. 5, 1992 and is buried in Graceland Cemetery, Webster City, IA.

Cpl. Eyanson served with the U.S. Army in World War II and was stationed in Australia, New Guinea, the Philippines and Japan.


Richard Eyanson, 71, of Webster City died Monday, Oct. 5 at the Hamilton County Public Hospital.

Mr. Eyanson was cremated. Memorial services will be held Thursday, Oct. 8 at 1:30 p.m. with Ray Artrip, Robert Scott and Tim Worstell officiating. Burial of the ashes will be at a private family service in Graceland cemetery.

Richard Eyanson, son of Joseph and Virgil Young Eyanson, was born June 9, 1921, at Nevada. He was educated in the Nevada schools, and graduated in 1939.

On May 16, 1942, he married Beulah Gregory in Webster City. The couple resided in Nevada for one year.

During World War II, he served with the U.S. Army in Australia, New Guinea, the Philippines and Japan.

He was employed for 21 years with Brin’s Furniture and for 12 years with the Webster City school system. He retired because of failing health.

Survivors include his wife, Beulah; two sons, Greg of Clarion and Chris of Webster City; one daughter, Brenda Snider of Alexander; four grandchildren, Allison and Jennifer Eyanson, and Jessica and Travis Snider; two brothers, Tom and Glen Eyanson of Nevada; two sisters, JoAnn Lewis of Fort Madison and Mary Lou Eyanson of Nevada; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and one sister.

He was a member of the Church of Christ, where he served as a deacon and a church board member. He was also a member of AMI Care and Share of Hamilton County.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be given.

Source: Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA, Oct. 6, 1992