Richard M. Suedkamp Sr.

Richard M. Suedkamp Sr., 71, Air Force veteran, retired, of Minot, passed away on Feb. 26, 2014, in Hudson, Wis.

Richard M. Suedkamp was born on Nov. 6, 1942, to Richard and Lorraine (Pater) Suedkamp, in Hamilton, Ohio. Richard enlisted in the Air Force on Jan. 30, 1968. He proudly served his country for over 20 years, retiring with an honorable discharge on Aug. 31, 1988.

He was once married to Chia-Chueh “Nancy” (Wu) Bolton, a union that would be blessed with two children, Richard Jr. and Teresa. He was later united in marriage to his soulmate, Linda Derflinger, in 1986.

Richard enjoyed fishing and spending time at his lake cabin, playing cribbage, and being with family and friends.

He is survived by: his wife of 28 years, Linda, of Minot; son, Richard Jr. (Trish McBratney), of Dallas; daughter, Teresa (Gerald) Kern, of Arlington, Texas; stepdaughters, Michelle (Bob) Penshorn, of Hudson, Wis., and Nicole Boucher, of Hudson, Wis.; grandchildren, Joshua Penshorn, Braiden Penshorn, Peyton Kern, Paige Kern, Chance Bucnis, Crash Bucnis, and Atlas Suedkamp; brothers, William (Sharon), of Northglenn, Colo., Ronald (Sherry), of Alexandria, La., Michael (Carsey), of Glenford, Ohio, and Dennis (Leslie), of Porter Ranch, Calif.; sister, Mariann (Greg) Savage, of Hamilton, Ohio; father-in-law, Robert Derflinger, of Sioux City, Iowa; sisters-in-law, Terri (Gary) Monroe, of Sioux City, Iowa, and Diane (Charlie) Ware, of Louisburg, Kan.; along with many nieces and nephews.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents; stepmother, Rosemary Suedkamp; and grandparents.

Memorial Mass: Will be held on Tuesday, March 11, at 10:30 a.m., at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, 2600 W. Central Ave., Minot.

Visitation: There will be no reviewal, however, friends may sign a guest register on Tuesday, one hour prior to the service, at the church.

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