November 9, 1929 – October 27, 2017
Born in Davey, NE
Resided in Lincoln, NE
George Edward Richard
George Edward Richard, 87 of Lincoln, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, October 27, 2017 with his family by his side. He was born on November 9, 1929 in Davey, Nebraska; the son of John C. Richard and Cora Mabel (Lee) Richard.
George was a proud U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Ceresco American Legion Post 244. Married nearly 60 years, George and Darleen were members of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Lincoln, Nebraska.
For 35 years, George was a self-employed bulk milk route owner and operator, before working as a Dairy Inspector for the State of Nebraska Department of Agriculture. He was also a Meadow Gold Field Representative for two years. While at their home on East O Street, George and Darleen opened the “Mooseum” in a building on their property, where children could learn about the dairy industry.
In retirement, George could usually be found in his shop, enjoying woodworking and stained glass projects or manicuring his yard and flower gardens. He enjoyed many activities with his large family, who will always remember him for his unconditional love and devotion, his faith, and for his unmatched sense of humor.
He is survived by his wife Darleen, sons Rick (Deb) of Elkhorn, Rex of Lincoln, Jon (Christine) of Lincoln and Jim (Lori) of Foster City, California; his grandchildren and great-grandchildren Ryan (Erica) Lena, Eleanor and George; Brent (Adrieene) Alexis and Nicole; Jenn and Taylon and Mahlea; Jim; Mikaela (Andrew); Katie, Kelsey (Max); Brian (Katherine); brothers Charles Richard and Jerry (Mona) Richard; sisters Helen (James) Swartz, and Laura (Gary) Lindgren. He is preceded in death by brothers Raymond “Rusty” Richard, James T. Richard, Allen Richard, and sisters-in-law Charlotte and Norma Richard.
Visitation will be held at Roper and Sons (4300 O St) on Friday, November 3 from 4-8pm with family present. A celebration of life service will be held at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church (8550 Pioneers Blvd) on Saturday, November 4 at 10:30am with viewing one hour prior to services. Burial with military honors will begin at 1:30pm at Lincoln Memorial Park (2910 Pine Lake Rd).
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Lincoln, with recognition to the Live Stream Online Worship Program or the Teammates Mentoring Program of Lincoln.
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