Stephen W RichardJanuary 26, 1951 ~ June 6, 2017 (age 66)
Stephen W Richard was taken home to be with the Lord on June 6, 2017. Steve was born in Corydon, Iowa on January 26, 1951 to Theran (Dick) and Jean Richard. The youngest of three brothers, Steve lived most of his life in Lucas county (Chariton, Russell). Steve was not able to finish high school due to a car accident that hospitalized him for months and then follow-up medical procedures for years. He graduated from Indian Hills Welding School and had various welding jobs including Johnson Machine Works, and H&R Welding. His real desire was to drive a truck and he did for many years before having to quit for health reasons. He grew up (country cruising) driving the country roads, with dad and it made such an impression on him that the desire lasted his entire life. Driving seemed to be the hardest thing for Steve to give up. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing cards (especially cribbage) and shooting pool. Steve loved family and friends and he had many. His door was always open. His children say their dad never gave up on them even through their turbulent years. They called, he was there. They even admit that he probably enabled them, but Steve always said they could never do as much harm as he had done over the years. Through his marriages, Steve had three children Dusty, Jessica, Kelly and eight grand-children Trent, Aaliyah, Maxx, Lucas, Kinnick, Bradley, Joey, Brody. Two step-children Mike White and Denise White. Steve was preceded in death by his parents, sister-in-law Charlette Richard (Simmons), grand-son Mason Richard and survived by children Dusty Richard (Nicole), Jessica Richard, Kelly Krutsinger, grand-children, brothers Gary Richard Stockton, IA, Larry Richard Chariton, IA. Steve will be remembered for many things including not sugar coating anything (telling it like he sees it) but the best thing remembered is that he was a loyal friend that didn’t let conflict destroy a friendship.