Richard J. Sather, 89
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Recently of Clearwater
Passed away Sept. 7, 2013
Preceded in death by his loving wife of 67 years, Vivian.
Survived by his daughter, Valerie (J. Paul) Nesse; son, Richard (Xiu Zhen) Sather; grandchildren, Aiden Schermerhorn and Solveig Nesse; 2 great-grandchildren; many other relatives, as well as friends.
The youngest of 7 children, Dick attended Roosevelt H.S.; served in the Navy (submarines) during WWII, and Twin Cities Naval Base; loved his work as a Mpls firefighter (retiring in 1981); as well as owner/operator of C.J. Nelson Transfer & Rental (Mpls.) from 1954-1967. Over the years he had a passion for his boat on the St. Croix. Eventually living up in Crosslake on the Whitefish Chain, for over 30 years (until 2000).
His fun-loving, creative, generous nature touched many he encountered; never without an interesting story to tell. He was an avid gardener & bird watcher; a gentleman; and someone who exuded an entertaining spirit, whose legacy will live on in the hearts of those who were lucky enough to know him.
A Celebratory Gathering will take place at the Fire Fighter's Hall & Museum, 664 - 22nd Ave. N.E., Mpls, on Sun., Oct. 6, 12:30 p.m. Interment Sunset Memorial.
Memorials preferred to the Fire Fighters Hall & Museum.
Published in the St. Cloud Times on Sept. 29, 2013