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Neil Richard "Dick" Ford Jr.


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Neil Richard "Dick" Ford Jr. Obituary
Neil Richard "Dick" Ford, Jr.

Des Moines - Neil Richard Ford, Jr., known as Dick to family and friends, 90, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 9th at Adel Acres. His funeral service will be held on Friday, July 13th at 11 am at the Merle Hay Funeral Home Chapel, 4400 Merle Hay Rd. in Des Moines. The family will greet friends from 10 until service time.

He was born in Oklahoma to Neil & Teresa (Fonda) Ford, Sr. on August 14, 1927. He married Janice Shantz in 1949 and she preceded him in death in 2015. Dick was a sheet metal worker his entire life, and ended his career at Wolfe Machinery in Des Moines. He greatly enjoyed the people and the work at Wolfe. He was an Army Veteran and served in Japan with the Occupational Force following WW II. Dick enjoyed following Cardinal Baseball and Nascar.

Dick is survived by a son, Jim (Linda) of Adel, a daughter, Linda (Randy) Eyre of Council Bluffs, a sister, Peggy George of Missouri, grandchildren: Kelly (Dave) Stecher, Shawn (Jenni) Kellis, Scott (Dena) Ford & Jeremy Kellis and 6 great grandchildren. Memorials may be directed to the Adel Acres Activity Fund.
Published in Des Moines Register on July 11, 2018
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