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Richard George Wanous

March 19, 1945 ~ April 21, 2019 (age 74)


Richard George Wanous, age 74 of Glencoe, passed away April 21, 2019. He was born on March 19, 1945 in Hutchinson, MN to Richard and Sophie (Jaskowiak) Wanous. He grew up in Silver Lake, MN and graduated from high school there with the class of 1962. He briefly attended St. Cloud State University, but returned back home to own and operate his own dairy and beef cattle farm for the next 55 years.

He was married on December 19, 1970 to Janice Popp in Hutchinson, MN, and together they raised four children.

Richard enjoyed tending his garden, caring for his animals, and working on projects around the house and farm; he was a natural handyman and outdoorsman. In his spare time, you could find him fishing, hunting, and visiting friends and neighbors. Conversation was never hard for Richard, and he could spend hours socializing with anyone he met. He loved spending time with his family, especially making memories with his grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Sophie; and brother-in-law, Gary Holden.

Richard is survived by his children, Keri (Adam) Hickle, Michelle Wanous, Richard “Mike” (Holly) Wanous, and Juli (Brad) Zahler; grandchildren, Alyssa, Tyler, and Lexie Grutt; Quincy, Clancy, Remington, and Colbi Shelp; William and Olivia Wanous; Reed, Bode, and Kyra Zahler; sisters, Darlene (Robert) Dahlman, and Judy Holden; and his golden retriever and most loyal companion, Sammy.

Visitation will be held Thursday, April 25, 2019 from 5:00 PM- 8:00 PM at the Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake, MN. Funeral service will be held Friday, April 26, 2019 at 11 AM with visitation one hour prior at Maresh Funeral Home. Interment to follow at Bohemian National Cemetery in Silver Lake.

Pastor Carol Chmielewski will officiate.


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April 25, 2019

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Maresh Funeral Home
105 Main Street West
Silver Lake, Minnesota 55381

Funeral Service
April 26, 2019

11:00 AM
Maresh Funeral Home
105 Main Street West
Silver Lake, Minnesota 55381

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