Richard Bruce "Dick" Gaeddert

HUTCHINSON - Richard Bruce "Dick" Gaeddert was wrapped in Jesus' hands and lifted up to Heaven, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013. He was born July 13, 1940, at Newton, the son of Walter and Harriet Knowles Gaeddert.

He was a 1958 graduate of Moundridge High School, a graduate of Bethel College, a member of Union Valley Bible Church, Independent Order of Foresters, McPherson Jaycees and the local teamsters union. Dick was a truck driver, driving for Rainbow Bread, Groendyke and finished his career with Dillons, retiring in 1998 with 25 years of service.

He was married to Carolee Ann Goering. Then on January 22, 1972, he married Carol Jean Israel in Newton. She survives.

Other survivors include: three daughters, Colleen (Gary) Brown of Topeka, Sheryl (Tim) White of Wichita, Sherry (Charles Scott) Bradley of Hutchinson; two brothers, Jim (Leda) of Kansas City, Allen (Margaret) of Newton; nine grandchildren, Ryan (Tori) White, Cody (Crystal) White, Andrea (Brandon) Barnhart, Jessica (Travis) Sussee, Jackie Unruh, Lindsey (Nathan) Hatfield, Stephanie Gehring, Erin Brown, Baily Brown; eight great-grandchildren, Cooper, Cole, Porter, Boone, Madeline, Maxton, Mackenlee, Dylan; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and Carolee Ann Gaeddert.

A celebration of his life will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at Union Valley Bible Church, 1916 E. 30th Avenue, Hutchinson, KS 67502, with Pastor Steve Hodgson officiating. His register book will be available to sign until service time at Elliott Mortuary.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or the Hutchinson Animal Shelter, in care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson, KS 67501. Visit www.elliottmortuary.com to leave a condolence or remembrance for Dick's family.

Funeral Home

Elliott Mortuary - Hutchinson
1219 N. Main  Hutchinson, KS 67501
(620) 663-3327

Published in The Kansan from Sept. 11 to Sept. 13, 2013