JOHN RICHARD “DICK” DERSHEID

JOHN RICHARD “DICK” DERSCHEID WAS BORN MAY 30, 1925 IN WEBSTER COUNTY, IOWA, THE SON OF JOHN FREDERICK AND 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, IA.  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, FFA 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 CATTLEMEN’S, IOWA CATTLEMEN’S ASSOCIATION, 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, EIGHT MONTHS AND 28 DAYS.

HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HI FATHER AND MOTHER, STEPFATHER, G.A. BLUE; SON, PAUL; BROTHER JIM BLUE AND SISTER JUDY BLUE.

SURVIVORS INCLUDE HIS SONS, RAYMOND DERSCHEID AND WIFE DEBRA, TED DERSCHEID AND WIFE NANCY AND SCOTT DERSCHEID AND WIFE RAYDEEN, ALL OF ELLSTON, IOWA AND DALE DERSCHEID AND WIFE SUSAN OF URBANDALE, IOWA; A DAUGHTER, SALLY WOOLEY AND HUSBAND, GARY OF CLARION, IOWA; 10 GRANDCHILDREN; SIX GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN; SISTERS MARGE NEESE AND HUSBAND CHET OF EDMOND, OK; LOIS HANSON OF EAGLE GROVE, IOWA AND BONNIE PATRICK AND HUSBAND DOUG OF SHAWNEE, KANSAS; A BROTHER, RON BLUE AND WIFE KAREN OF SHAWNEE, KS; A SISTER-IN-LAW, BETTY BLUE OF WEBSTER CITY, IOWA AND NIECES AND NEPHEWS, OTHER RELATIVES AND FRIENDS.

FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2009 AT THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH IN ELLSTON, WITH REV. DAN FERNADEZ OFFICIATING. OLD TESTAMENT SCRIPTURE WAS READ BY TODD DERSCHEID AND A EULOGY WAS GIVEN BY DR. RACHEL DERSCHEID. CASKET BEARERS WERE HIS GRANDCHILDREN, TODD DERSCHEID, AMY DAVIS, BECKY DERSCHEID, GRANT WOOLEY, REGGIE DERSCHEID, JULIE DERSCHEID, RACHEL DERSCHEID, AMBER SCHIPPERS, RANDY DERSCHEID, AND RACHELLE WOOLEY.  BURIEL WAS IN ROSE HILL CEMETERY IN EAGLE GROVE, IOWA.

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