"Dick" Age 81 Born April 29th 1928; grew up in St Paul, spending summers in the Amana Colonies. Attended Mechanic Arts HS and served in the US Navy on the USS Albemarle. On Nov 28th, Dick married Lorraine Marion Swanstrom. He was employed by Hamm Brewery, served as a St Paul Police Officer for 31 years and was President of the MN Police and Peace Officers Assn. Dick loved spending time with family and friends at the lake. Treasured memories include socializing with great friends and telling stories. Dick loved to sing, accompanied by Lorraine on piano or accordion, was an avid sports fan and a proud member of Kronan Swedish Lodge No. 433. He will be dearly missed by his wife of 56 years Lorraine; daughters Linda (Wes) Bonow; Carol (Bob) Hecht; son John Ruedy; "Papa" to 7 grandchildren, Alison, Nicholas, Jennifer, Andrew, Tyler, Savanna, Amelia; great-grandson Axel; siblings, Lois, Marilynn, Roger, Tom, Jim, Allen. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, May 5th 2010 at Arlington Hills Lutheran Church 1115 Greenbrier St., Saint Paul, MN. Visitation 10-11:30AM. Celebration of Life Service at 11:30, luncheon to follow.
Published in Pioneer Press on May 2, 2010.