Richard Dale Faeth, 72, of Marshalltown and formerly of Fort Madison, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021, at ManorCare Health Services in Davenport.
He was born on June 9, 1949, in Fort Madison, to Eugene "Curly" Faeth and Alice (Recktenwald Faeth) Hart.
He served proudly in the US Navy during the Vietnam War as a Navy SEAL on the Underwater Demolition Team. Richard worked as a commercial diver and worked in construction.
Richard loved riding horses, participated in rodeos, enjoyed riding motorcycles, water skiing, white water rafting, parachuting, rappelling, spending time in the mountains of Colorado with friends and was an avid outdoorsman. Richard was a member of Joy Baptist Church and loved studying the bible and spreading the word of the Lord.
Survivors include three sisters, Jaclyn Faeth and Cate Faeth of Tucson, Ariz., and Collette Faeth (Tim) Mason of Santa Barbara, Calif.; one brother, Brian Hart (Johana) of San Jose, Calif.; step brother, Mike Hart of Colorado Springs, CO; step sister, Susan Hart of Colorado Springs, CO; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, David Faeth and Jon Faeth.
Richard was greatly loved and will be sorely missed.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, at Soldiers Circle, Oakland Cemetery, Fort Madison, with Reverend Earl Beal officiating. Military honors will be conducted by the U.S. Navy.
King-Lynk Funeral Home & crematory is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be left at www.kinglynk.com
Published by Daily Democrat from Oct. 6 to Oct. 7, 2021.