Richard "Dick" Eugene Hatfield
Burlington - Richard "Dick" Eugene Hatfield of Burlington, IA passed away in Hospice Care on March 4. Dick was born on January 30, 1932 in Humeston, Iowa to Marjorie Ella (Street) Hatfield and Kenneth Laurel Hatfield. On June 16, 1962 he married Rena Marie Johnson in Sioux Falls.
Dick graduated from Humeston HS and was a veteran of the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Drake University. He was an award-winning journalist at the Des Moines Tribune. He was PR Director at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines and later joined Burlington Great River Medical Center as VP for Community Relations where he retired in 1996.
Dick is survived by his wife, Rena, of Burlington, a daughter Kimberly Gray (Cliff) of Quincy, IL; son Jeffrey (Liz) of Urbandale; six grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and two half-sisters. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his son, Richard Scott Hatfield.
A private service was held in Burlington. A memorial fund was set up in his name at the First Christian Church, 1221 Park Ave., Burlington, 52601.
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Published by the Des Moines Register from Mar. 8 to Mar. 9, 2021.