AKKERMAN-INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA
Richard Simpson, of Mora, MN died on Monday, October 1, 2018 at his home. He was 71 years old.
A CELEBRATION OF LIFE will be held on Saturday, October 20th at 11:00 a.m. at Hillman Baptist Church in rural Mora.
VISITATION will begin 1 hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church.
Richard Jay Simpson, of Mora, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, October 1, 2018 at his home. He was 71 years old.
Richard was born in Robbinsdale, Minnesota on June 18, 1947 to William and Mary (Dowacter) Simpson. He was the 8 of 9 children and grew up in rural Minnesota. Richard attended Robbinsdale Cooper High School but left to join first the Navy then the Marines. In 1994 he went back to school and got his diploma. After leaving the Marines he met his future wife Linda in 1967. Richard and Linda started a family, having 3 children and then adopted 2 more. Richard and family lived in Minneapolis until 1984 when he moved the family to Cokato to manage the Cokato Lake Country campground. Then in 1988 they moved to Mora and managed the Camperville campground. Richard also drove school bus for the Mora school district for approximately 17 years until he retired in 2011.
Richard loved the outdoors, watching the Vikings, and spending time with family and friends. He was a wonderful Father, Papa, and an all-around wonderful man who will be greatly missed.
He is preceded in death by his parents, 5 siblings and his loving wife Linda.
He is survived by his sisters, Phyllis Sandoz, Donna Simpson, and Judy (Jerry) Secord; children, Becky Simpson, James (Amy) Simpson, Matt Simpson, Jeremy Simpson, and Erica Simpson; 12 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren; and many other nieces, nephews, friends and family.