In Memory of

Richard Dean Edleman

October 8, 1931 - December 2, 2018
From: Spencer, IA
Richard Dean Edleman

Richard Dean Edleman

Born: October 8, 1931
Died: December 2, 2018
Age: 87

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     Richard Dean Edleman, loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away on Sunday, December 2, 2018 at the age of 87.

     Richard was born in Webb Iowa on October 8, 1931 to George Keith and Gertrude Catherine (Brown) Edleman. The family later moved to a farm west of Spencer, where Richard attended country school. In 1940 the family returned to the Webb area where he attended school and was a member of both the basketball and baseball teams. Farming and raising Hereford Cattle were always at the forefront of Richard’s life. He showed the Champion Steer at the 1947 Clay County Fair and later, he and his father had a successful livestock breeding operation.

     He attended Iowa State University where he was a member of the Livestock and Meats judging teams. Upon graduation in 1956, he taught Vocational Agriculture at Webb High School for three years and then continued to teach at Webb and Correctionville for 17 years while continuing to farm.  Richard also obtained his RN degree during this time.

     Richard had a passion for western landscapes and wildflowers, often planting them on his farm. He enjoyed reading about history and natural sciences.

     On July 24, 1965 he and Frances Carr were united in marriage at the Cathedral in Sioux City. Together they had four children: Valerie of Mission, KS, Martin (Kristi) of Cambridge, IA, Paul of Rock Falls, IL and Theresa (John) Spadafora of York, PA; four grandchildren: Dana and Carla Edleman and Nicholas and Maggie Spadafora.

     His children and grandchildren were the light of his life and brought him great joy. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Funeral Services will be 10:30 A.M., Thursday, December 6, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer.
Fr. Tim Hogan
There will be a Catholic Vigil Service at 4:45 P.M. Wednesday Evening, then the family will receive friends from 5:30 - 7:30 P.M., at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.
Organist - Marianne Fuchsen
Cantor - Amanda Woodall

"Amazing Grace"
"On Eagle's Wings"
"Precious Lord, Take My Hand"
"You Are Mine"
"Quietly, Peacefully"
"God Bless America"

Riverside Cemetery - Spencer, Iowa


Monday, December 24, 2018 at 10:05 PM
“God grants Jesus the power to raise the dead. (John 11:25) Jesus will restore “all those in the memorial tombs” to life, each one with his unique identity, personality, and memories. (John 5:28, 29) What a loving promise from Jehovah God, for all of the resurrected righteous ones whom will see each other again.
Respectfully ”
- Ben
Friday, December 7, 2018 at 2:17 PM
“Our family would like to express our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Richard Dean Edleman. Words fail to capture the pain of losing a loved one, and death is truly a painful enemy to the human family. Please take comfort in 2 scriptures found in God’s Word the Bible. John 5:28,29 speaks of the resurrection, and Revelation 21:3,4 promises the time in the future when death and mourning will be no more. Our prayers are with you.”
- Williams Family
Friday, December 7, 2018 at 8:19 AM
“I am so sorry for your loss. I wish I could have made it back for the service. I love you all dearly and hope to get a chance to chat and reminisce about all the fond memories of Uncle Dick. Love and God Bless, Susan, Tom & Samantha”
- Susan (Cornish) Bentley
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 4:46 PM
“God bless your family,you will be in our prayers and thoughts.”
- john/cathy kirschbaum
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 2:12 PM
“May God’s peace that passes all understanding surround you during this very difficult time. He was such a humble man. ”
- Glenn and Marilyn Biggar
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 4:21 PM
“I'm sorry for your loss, You are in my thoughts and prayers.”
- Karen Lacy
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