Richard E. Eldridge
MASON CITY - Richard E. Eldridge, 73, of Mason City, died on Tuesday, September 22, 2020, at MercyOne Medical Center – North Iowa. A visitation will be held Saturday from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., September 26, 2020, at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N Pennsylvania Ave. A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. in the Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials can be directed to the family of Richard Eldridge. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.majorericksonfuneralhome.com
Richard Eugene Eldridge was born on December 23, 1946, in Mason City to parents Eugene and Twyla (Ayer) Eldridge. Dick attended Mason City High School graduating in 1965, he then attended NIACC and graduated from their automotive program in 1967. Dick would then join the United States Air Force in 1968 until his Honorable Discharge in 1969. On June 7, 1968, he was united in marriage to Judy Krause, between this union the couple had two children.
Dick worked for River City International and retired from the United Parcel Service in 2012. Dick enjoyed hunting and going on fishing trips to Lake Mille Lacs. His family was very important to him and he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, family and having gatherings with his friends. Dick was known for being a handy man that could fix or build just about anything.
Richard is survived by his wife, Judy Eldridge; son, Todd Eldridge; son in-law, Bill Retterath; grandchildren, Carter, Megan, Zoey Retterath, Stephen Rose, Austin Eldridge, Allison Eldridge; siblings, Shari (Rick) Proscovec, Ron (Judy) Eldridge, Rod Eldridge; sisters in-law, Becky Krause, Donna Eldridge, Terry Eldridge as well as extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Keri Retterath; brothers, Bob Eldridge, Randy Eldridge; brother in-law, Gary Krause; mother in-law Mary Colling.
Arrangements are with Major Erickson Funeral Home & Crematory, 111 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, Mason City, Iowa 50401, 641-423-0924, www.majorericksonfuneralhome.com.