Richard J. Sather, 89
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