Mass of Christian burial will be at 12:30pm on Monday, January 7, 2013 at St. Paul's Catholic Church in St. Cloud for Richard J. Egerman, 86, of St. Cloud, who died Friday, December 28, 2012 at the St. Cloud Hospital. Rev. Alan Wielinski & Rev. Lloyd Haupt will officiate and burial will be in Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Little Falls. Relatives and friends may call from 4:00-8:00pm on Sunday, January 6, 2013 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in St. Cloud; and one hour prior to Mass on Monday at St. Paul's Church. Parish prayers will be offered at 5:00pm on Sunday at the funeral home.
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Richard was born on February 9, 1926 in St. Cloud to George & Marie (Steinworth) Egerman. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He married Mary Jo Copa on October 24, 1953 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Little Falls. The couple lived in Milwaukee, WI for a short period after their marriage and returned to St. Cloud in 1956. Richard owned and operated the St. Cloud Credit Bureau until his retirement in 1987. He was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church, Association of Credit Bureaus, Top Hatters, Jaycee's, Exchange Club, and Chamber of Commerce. Richard was a generous person with a big heart, and always willing to lend a helping hand. He enjoyed woodworking and restoring old vehicles. Richard easily made friends with his fabulous sense of humor.
Richard is survived by his children, Kevin (Carla Sariin) of Minneapolis, Brian (Margo Fjelstad) of St. Paul, Mary Pat (Thomas) Denne of St. Augusta, Bruce (Barb Harlander) of St. Cloud, Craig (Jeanine) of Lakeville, Sara (John) Ellis of Sartell; siblings, Virgil (Mildred) of St. Cloud, Marion (Don) Hall of Minneapolis, Virginia (Joe) Symons of Minneapolis, Yvonne (Robert) Rader of Alexandria, Helen (Jerry) Waldschmidt of Grafton, WI; grandchildren, Geoffrey Egerman, Harrison Egerman, Mitchell Denne, Paul Denne, John Denne, Erin Egerman, Greta Egerman, Graham Egerman, Anna Ellis, Thomas Ellis, Kate Ellis; great grandchildren, Weston and Alyse Denne.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mary Jo; brothers, Robert and Thomas.
Special thank you to all who cared for Richard at the Coborn's Cancer Center and the St. Cloud Hospital, 5 North.
Williams Dingmann Funeral Homes
1900 Veterans Drive
St. Cloud, MN 56303
Published in the St. Cloud Times from Jan. 1 to Jan. 6, 2013