COMANCHE, IOWA - Richard W. McKenrick, 92, died Thursday, August 1, 2013 at Northridge Nursing Home Commerce.
He was born on April 21, 1921, in Camanche, Iowa, the son of Willis and Marie (Wilson) McKenrick. He was a graduate of Clinton High School. He served in the United States Army in the 1st Division during World War II, earning the Purple Heart, Silver Star and Bronze Star for his service.
Richard married Doris M. Putman on July 4, 1941 in Canton, Mo. She died December 4, 2007. Richard was a millwright at Clinton Corn Processing for 38 years, retiring in 1979. He was Apprentice of the Year in 1952.
He was a member of Camanche VFW Post 9664, where he served in the honor guard detail for honors at the cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Sally (Mike) Dietz, Hoschton, and Mary (Bill) Fisher, Merrill, Wisc.; four grandchildren, Gary R. (Amy) Wiebers, Panama City, Fla., Theresa (Kenny) Jamison, Hoschton, James W. (Jackie) Fisher, Vandenberg AFB, California, and Jonathan R. Fisher, Merrill, Wisc.; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, one son, Richard, Jr., and two brothers.
Funeral services will be held at at 11 a.m., Tuesday, August 6, at the Camanche Chapel Snell-Zornig Funeral Home & Crematory with Pastor Paul Willis officiating. Burial will be in the Clinton Lawn Cemetery with military honors being conducted by the Camanche VFW. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to the service time Tuesday at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be expressed by visiting his obituary at www.snellzornig.com
The family request that memorials be made to Hospice Advantage, 2470 Daniel Bridge Rd., Suite 171, Athens, GA 30606.
Camanche Chapel Snell-Zornig Funeral Home, Iowa, is in charge of arrangements.