January 29, 2015 at 12:39 p.m.
Richard was born February 24, 1935 in Franconia Township and moved to Mahtomedi and married the woman of his dreams, Sherrill Frisk. Richard was the best husband, father, grandpa, friend and mentor to all. Richard, Sherrill and their four boys moved back to the Lindstrom area in the 1980s. They tragically lost their son Mike to brain cancer in 2001. Richard had a strong love for his boys and was never afraid to show it. He enjoyed tinkering on his farm, woodworking, singing songs with his grandchildren, creating memories with his wife, and spending time with his family. He was a 38 year employee of Andersen Corporation.
In his final months of life, Richard suffered from Dementia. During this time, he was surrounded daily by loved ones who helped make the end of his journey the best. Special thanks to those who cared for him during his stay at Isabelle’s House.
Richard is survived by wife, Sherrill of 58 years; sons Matt (Trish), Mark (Terri) and Mitch (Jan). Richard and Sherrill have seven grandchildren; Hannah, Haley, Ali, Adam, Andy, Kyle and Jenny, as well as one great grandchild, Dawson.
Richard is survived by brothers John, Jim, Robert and sister Peggy.
He is preceded in death by son Mike, brother Don, and sister Joyce.
Grandpa will be greatly missed by his favorite neighbors who also happen to be his grandchildren; Hannah, Haley, and Ali.
Services were Wednesday, January 28 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Almelund, Minnesota with interment at Almelund Cemetery. Arrangements by Grandstrand Funeral Home in Lindstrom. Condolences may be left online at www.grandstrandfh.com