Richard Gene Eustice (1957 - 2017)

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Richard Gene Eustice, 60, of Glenwood, entered into rest from pancreatic cancer at his home, surrounded by his family on Dec. 11, 2017. A visitation and service was held Dec. 15 at Peterson Mortuary in Glenwood. Inurnment and military rites were held at the Glenwood Cemetery.
Richard was born on June 2, 1957, to Richard Eugene and Betty Marie (Maze) Eustice in Nebraska City. He grew up in Hastings and Malvern. Following high school, he joined the U.S. Navy where he was a Sea Bee.
Richard was united in marriage to Nancy Ellen Rhode on June 25, 1977, in Glenwood, where they raised three sons; Kevin, Bryan and Richard Lynn. He worked for 15 years as a farmer for Bill Wright doing fieldwork and taking care of livestock. Richard also worked as a propane delivery driver for Co-Op in Silver City and worked at John Deere in Malvern.
He enjoyed working in his garage, attending auctions, camping and fishing with his son Bryan and grandson Treston.
Richard was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, friend and neighbor. He was well known and widely respected in the farming community in Mills County.
Preceding Richard in passing was his son Richard Lynn Eustice, parents; Richard Eugene Eustice and Betty Eustice, mother-in-law Jeanne Howrey, father-in-law Jonathon Rhode and sister Karen Seely May. Survivors include his wife Nancy Eustice of Glenwood; sons Kevin Rhode of Council Bluffs; Bryan and wife Shannon) Eustice of La Vista, Neb.; grandchildren Treston Eustice, Samantha Rhode and Abigail Rhode; sisters, Ruth Ann Kyle of Malvern; Valerie and husband Joe Earl of Loogootee, Ind.; Ellen and husband Mike Mantle of Plantersville, Texas; Theresa and husband Fred Courtier of Glenwood; brothers-in-law Tom McGlade of Hamburg; John and wife Trescha McGlade of Glenwood; Brad Florian of Council Bluffs; sisters-in-law Patty and husband Mick Mumm of Plattsburg, Mo; Janice and husband Ronnie Johansen of Glenwood; mother-in-law Ruth Rhode of Tabor; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Memorials may be made to the Richard G. Eustice Memorial Fund at Glenwood State Bank.
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Peterson Mortuary
212 South Locust Street
Glenwood, IA 51534
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Published in The Opinion-Tribune on Dec. 20, 2017
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