Richard William Reynolds, of Mora (Knife Lake area), died on Tuesday, October 21, 2014. He was 75 years old.
FUNERAL SERVICES will be on Wednesday, October 29th at 11:00 a.m. at Hillman Baptist Church in rural Mora.
VISITATION will be on Tuesday, October 28th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the funeral home; plus on hour prior to the funeral on Wednesday at the church.
INTERMENT will be in the Oakwood Cemetery in Mora.
Richard William Reynolds Sr., of the Knife Lake area in Mora, passed away on October 21, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family. He was 75 years old.
Richard was born on July 1, 1939 in Mora MN to William and Leora (Hohn) Reynolds. He grew up on the family farm and attended country school until the 8th grade. He worked in Almelund as a hired hand on a farm when he met his wife Mable. Richard and Mable were married and moved to Mora MN where they began farming near Knife Lake and raised their ten children.
Richard enjoyed fishing, cutting wood, wood working, gardening, putting puzzles together and playing cards on Thursday night with the ladies (if he and Becky could beat mom and Mel it made his night all that much better). He loved to make his yard as beautiful as possible. He was always ready and willing to help family and friends. Richard was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. He will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother Alfred; one son-in-law Jack Backlund; one brother-in-law William Ehredt; one sister-in-law Gayle Reynolds.
He is survived by his wife Mable of 48 years; 10 children Connie (Kenny) Ostenson of Mora, Carol Backlund of Fridley, Colleen (John) Sershon of Grasston, Richard Reynolds Jr of Mora, Virginia (Daniel) Strom of Mora, Kevin (Stephanie) Reynolds of Mora, Melissa (Scott) Ballard of Rush City, Nathan (Jocelyn) Reynolds of Mora, Harlan Reynolds of Mora, Lyle (Crystal) Reynolds of Mora; two brothers Carl (Sharon) Reynolds of Waldorf, MD, Robert Reynolds of Penrose, CO; two sisters Crystal Ehredt of Savanna, IL, Viola Tatro of Mora; 19 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, other family and friends.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, October 29th at Hillman Baptist Church in rural Mora. Rev. Randy Strom officiated. Music was provided by Jim Hill and Sherry Strom. Casket bearers were Richard Reynolds Jr., Kevin Reynolds, Nathan Reynolds, Harlan Reynolds, Lyle Reynolds and Adam Powers. Honorary casket bearers were Richard’s grandchildren and great grandchildren. Interment was at Oakwood Cemetery in Mora.