Richard Dean House

Born: Fri., Sep. 2, 1927
Died: Tue., Nov. 27, 2012


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., Dec. 01, 2012
Location: Homestead United Methodist Church

Memorial Service

11:00 AM Sat., Dec. 01, 2012
Location: Homestead United Methodist Church

Print Obituary   Home Page All Obituaries


ROCHESTER -  Richard D. House, 85, died on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester.

Richard was born in Wasioja, MN on September 2, 1927 to William and Frances (Perley) House.   He graduated from High School.  Richard was a transportation engineer for 31 years.  He had over 3 million accident free miles.  He worked 16 years for Minnesota Wisconsin Transport which then became Admiral Merchant Company.  He also worked for Murphy Motor Freight for 13 years and retired in 1985.  Richard married Marie Knight on August 1, 1959.   Richard was a member of Homestead United Methodist Church since 1959.  He was very active in church performing such duties as teaching Sunday and Vacation Bible School, working at the nursery, and driving the van.  Richard loved photography and he had many pictures printed in the Rochester paper.

Richard is survived by his wife of 53 years, Marie; two children, Kimberly Spaulding, of New Orleans, LA, and Keith (Debbie) House, of Rochester; one grandchild, James Richard Spaulding, of New Orleans, LA; and a sister, Iris Mae Kent, of Pine Island, MN.

Richard is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Robert and Bill; and an infant son, Keilor Hamilton House.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at Homestead United Methodist Church, 400 13th Ave SE with Rev. Becky Jo Messenbrink and Jane Day officiating.  Visitation will be an hour prior to the service at the church.  Burial will take place at a later date at Wildwood Cemetery in Wasioja.

Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes
5421 Royal Place NW,  Rochester, MN.
(507) 289-3600

Click to send flowers using our local area florist
Free delivery to our funeral home & save on wire fees
View/Sign the Condolence Book

Click the button to generate a printable document containing all condolences submitted

Condolence Booklet

Brian Nordine
   Posted Fri November 30, 2012
Marie and family,

I was shocked when I read about Dick's passing. He will be missed in both the community and by his Church. Please accept my deepest sympathie on his passing. Will send thoughts and prayers from northern Wisconsin.


Marla kruse
   Posted Thu December 13, 2012
Dear Marie,
Steve, the girls and I are so saddened to hear of Richard's passing. Ella and Hanna both remember how he taught them both to ride their bikes. We have fond, fond memories of being neighbors to you both. We will visit you soon. Our deepest sympathies.
Love, The Kruse Family

Image: dan /