Richard E. Styer left his family and friends to go home to heaven Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017.

He was born in Menomonie Sept. 4, 1925. In 1945, he met the love of his life, Ione Miller. They would have celebrated 70 years together in February of 2018. He loved driving semi trucks for Madsen’s and Randall’s for over 33 years. He retired in 1989 to enjoy winters in Arizona in their RV. He and Ione spent the last nine years at New Perspective Community which became their extended family. There are no words to express our gratitude to the staff of this organization, especially in Dick’s final days. Their compassion was unmeasurable.

He will truly be missed by his wife, Ione; his daughters, Kathy Styer of Hermosa Beach, Calif., Karla Gottry (Steve) of Phoenix, Ariz., and Konnie Pierson (Keith) of Mankato, Minn.; and brother, Norbert Styer (Elaine) Albuquerque, N.M.; grandchildren, Maisie Fossie (Sean) of Minneapolis, Minn., Cory Pierson (Jessica) of Lakeville, Minn., and Kalla Page Gottry of Phoenix; great-grandchildren, Isaiah, Miles, Desmond, Norah and Adelyn.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday Dec. 6, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 632 S. Board St., Mankato, Minn. 56001. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, at Woodland Hills Funeral Home, 1605 Woodland Ave., Mankato, Minn. 56001.

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