RICHARD REYNOLDS

R. Reynolds webpohtoRichard 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. 

5 guestbook entries for RICHARD REYNOLDS

  1. Patty Skurdalsvold October 22, 2014 at 4:57 pm #

    Deepest sympathies to our Friends and long time neighbors. You are in out thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Richard will be missed, his witty humor and his good heart was uncanny and always lucky when we played cards. He was always available when a crisis came up, and always willing to help you out if he could, good friends like that are hard to replace. Massey, if you need anything please call ,will always be here for you. Mark and Patty

  2. Delores Medin October 22, 2014 at 10:47 pm #

    Dear Masie and family,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. I’m so happy that you were able to be with Richard on his last days, and were able to say your goodbyes. Remember this is not the end, we can all be together with JESUS.

    I had so much fun playing cards with Richard and you Masie, and just spending time with both of you, MY BEAUTIFUL SISTER, I LOVE YOU SO MUCH,

    GOD’S BLESSING
    Love Dodie

  3. Carl and Sharon October 24, 2014 at 2:54 pm #

    Dear Masie and Family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. I’m so happy that Robert, Viola and I were able to be there and have dinner together. I’ll never forget the week we were able to spend there. I enjoyed sitting on the porch those mornings and visiting with him. It was God’s work that it all happen and he was able to stay home, the family being able to tell him good bye.

    I will miss my Brother for ever and the many phone conversations we had together. Years have passed so fast.

    May God be near to you now, for strength and comfort. May His peace be upon you in the days to come.

    God comforts us in all our troubles. 2nd Corinthians 1:4

    Love Carl and Sharon

  4. Valez Family October 26, 2014 at 2:11 pm #

    Our love and prayers are with all of you. We always had so much fun when we got together. Richard will forever be in our hearts and minds. We will all be together some day in heaven, if we just give our hearts to Jesus ….and trust in the resurrection. Have faith, give your sorrows to Jesus and your burden will be lighter… I love you Sis…let me know if I can help in any way.

  5. Pamela and Edward Montiel October 28, 2014 at 10:51 pm #

    Dear Aunt Masie and Family,

    I love you all, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of need. Time passes so quickly before we know it. I remember sitting at the table with Dianna and Sissy eating ice-cream freshly made by mom and Aunt Masie listening to daddy and Uncle Richard talking about everything. I am glad my dad could be with him to visit before the lord called him home. I love you all, God Bless you all.

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