Richard M Sartell
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Our sweet, enduring Husband, Dad, Papa, Grandpa and Great Grandpa died on Sunday, September 18, 2016 in Sartell, MN after a lengthy and valiant struggle with Lewy Body Dementia and Parkinson's Disease.
Dick was preceded in death by his parents Richard A. Sartell and Margaret E. Hannahs (Nee Cole), brother Samuel C. and sister Julee M.
He is survived by his best friend and love of 54 years, Diane; children, Richard (Mayuree) Sartell of Mankato, Joelynn Lahr of Champlin, Steven (Dawn) Sartell of Brookings, SD, Nicholas (Mia) Sartell of Norwood/Young America, Tiffany (Ben) Anderson of Sartell, Megan (Terry) Patzner of Sartell and Lace (Randy) Davis of Lino Lakes; 22 grandchildren; Thai, Talay, Drew, Brock, Cole, Max, Jake, John, Danny, Alex, Peter, Paige, Ben, Chet, Kenzie, Matt, Kate, Scout, Carson, Ethan, Evin and Grace; great granddaughters, Melissa and Sparrow.
Dick was a 1959 graduate of Tech High School and a graduate with distinction from the University of Minnesota. Dick served in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve for 10 years.
He was a Minnesota Mortician Emeritus serving as staff mortician at several funeral homes. He also belonged to the American Legion A.C. Hansen Post #185 of Tyler, MN.
A reflection of Dick's life and gifts of happiness, love and humor will be held on Saturday, October 1st from 4:30 to 7:30 PM in The Founders Room at St. John's University, Collegeville, MN. Memorials preferred in lieu of flowers.