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Richard J. Watson

December 19, 1964 ~ August 22, 2018 (age 53)

Richard “Rich” John Watson

Richard John Watson, 53, passed peacefully on Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018 at Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines, IA. Rich was born on December 19th, 1964 in Cedar Rapids, IA to Harry H. Watson and E. Sue Watson. He graduated from Marion High School in 1983.

After growing up in Marion, IA, Rich moved to Chariton, IA area where he raised his two sons, Austin Watson, and Hunter J. Watson. On December 28, 2017 Rich was united in marriage to Ruby J. Munden in Indianola, IA. He spent the past 30 years working various positions for Hy-Vee Distribution in Chariton. Last year Rich and Ruby moved to Russell, IA.

Rich was known and loved by many. All who knew him knew he loved the outdoors, his motorcycle and living life.

He was preceded in death by his stepson, Aaron Doss.

He is survived by his wife Ruby, parents Harry and Sue Watson of Marion; sons Austin (Erica) Watson of Chariton and Hunter Watson of Russell; two sisters Sandra Ozburn of Cedar Rapids and Laura Watson of Fresno, CA; three stepchildren Kayla (Jake) Hermanson of Indianola, Adam Doss of Kirksville, MO, Niki (Mike) Bramel of Fort Irwin, CA; two nephews Trent (Shannon) Ozburn of Cedar Rapids and Jared Ozburn of Cedar Rapids; as well as 13 grand children and many more beloved family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to his family or Shriners Children’s Hospital. There will be no formal services held at this time. A memorial service will be planned at a later date.

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