Richard "Dick" Cresman died March 11, 2013 at Ponca City Medical Center in Ponca City, OK following an extended illness.
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Dick was born in Vinton, IA in 1936 to Jay and Edith (McAndrews) Crisman. He graduated in the first class to graduate from the new Washington High School in Vinton in 1954. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and served his country for two years in the Korea War.
He married Betty Raymond from Garrison, IA and they had one daughter, Kimberly. Later they were divorced.
In 1979 Dick married Judy Kastning in Wichita, KS where they made their home. They owned and operated the "Eagles Nest" Tavern for 10 years. Then Dick and Judy moved to Winfied, KS where he worked for Snyder Auto Dealership, before he established his own business, Cresman Motors.
Upon retirement Dick and Judy sold their home, bought a 5th wheeler and traveled extensively in the Southwest U.S. They loved to spend their winters in El Golfo, Old Mexico. Their favorite passtime and sport was to ride their quads around Mexico with their many friends.
Dick is survived by his wife of 33 years Judy of Kaw City, OK, his daughter Kimberly Mongillo and grandson, Nick of Reno, NV. Three step children; Robyn (Kenny) Armstrong of Kaw City, OK. Bekcy (Chris) Claney of Wichita, KS and Jeffrey Kastning. Dick had 4 step grandchildren: Jarrod, Kelsey, Tristin and Kaleigh. One sister Kay (Ron) Dowd, two nieces, Deborah Dowd of Iowa City, Lisa (Mark) Vogt of Vinton and one nephew David (Jane) Dowd of South Lake, Tx. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Dick will be remembered for his love of life and ability to make many friends.
Published in Cedar Valley Daily Times on Apr. 5, 2013