Marion – Ralph D. Richmond, 86, died December 12, 2019 at St. Luke Living Center in Marion. He was born March 21, 1933 to Clyde (Fritz) and Henrietta (Hank) Conyers Richmond Rural Marion. He married Wanda Propp in Marion October 2, 1955. Survivors include: wife, Wanda Richmond of Marion; sons, Rodney (Diane) Richmond of rural Marion, Randall (Ramona) Richmond of Salina; brother, Jim Richmond of Marion; sister, Evelyn Bredemeier of Marion; 5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his daughter, Rhonda Schinnerer in 2017 and brother, Jack Richmond in 2004. Celebration of Life Service 11:00 a.m. December 27, 2019 at Eastmoor United Methodist Church in Marion officiated by Pastor Darren Frazier. Memorials to Marion County Lake Heated Dock or Eastmoor United Methodist Church in care of Jost Funeral Home P.O. Box 266 Hillsboro, Kansas 67063. Online condolences at www.jostfuneralhome.com
Life Sketch Taken From the Funeral Bulletin
Ralph Dale Richmond of Marion, Kansas, peacefully passed away December 12, 2019, at the age of 86. He was a beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather and neighbor.
Ralph was born to parents Clyde ‘Fritz’ and Henrietta ‘Hank’ Richmond on March 21st, 1933 in Marion, Kansas. He was the eldest of four, grew up helping his father on their farm in rural Marion and graduated from Marion High School in 1951.
In 1955, Ralph married Wanda Lou Propp. Together they raised three children, Rhonda, Rodney & Randall on a farm near the Marion Reservoir where they lived for 37 years. Ralph farmed and drilled water wells early on and retired from Marion Die & Fixture after working for 21 years as a machinist.
Ralph enjoyed traveling, polka dancing and watching his grandchildren in various activities. He was also an avid fisherman spending many wee hours of the morning at the Marion County Lake heated dock, fishing and talking with the ‘old men’ as he would call them. He shared his catch with many, whether it be fish, his homemade deer jerky or cracked pecans.
Ralph is survived by his wife of 64 years, Wanda Richmond, his son Rodney Richmond and wife Diane of Marion; his son Randall Richmond and wife Ramona of Salina; grandchildren, Damion Schinnerer of Longwood, Florida, Rebecca Young and husband Bobby of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; Amber Thompson and husband Scott of Niwot, Colorado; Erin Reagan and husband Corbin of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; Ryan Richmond of Marion; great-grandchildren, Nora & Wren Reagan and Miles Thompson; his sister Evelyn Bredemeier; brother James Richmond and wife Violet; sister-in-law Joyce Richmond; Brad Hudgens and wife Marlene; nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Clyde & Henrietta Richmond; brother, Jack Richmond; daughter, Rhonda Schinnerer and brother-in-law, Dick Bredemeier.
We are so grateful for the many years and memories we shared with Ralph & appreciate all the love and support during this time!