Richard D. Weltzin, 84, of Rochester, passed away Wednesday, May 19, 2021, at The Mayo Clinic, St. Marys Campus.
Dick was born February 27, 1937, in Minneapolis to Merlyn and Dorothy (Morehead) Weltzin. He graduated from South High School in Minneapolis and went on to obtain both his undergraduate degree and his master's degree from the University of Minnesota. On September 12, 1959, in Minneapolis, Dick married Phyllis Rauhauser. He went on to work for IBM and while working for IBM, he went on to receive his Ph.D. from the Colorado School of Mines. Dick was an avid golfer and coached youth hockey in Rochester for many years. He was a member of the Kiwanis, Elks, and the Rochester Curling league. Dick and Phyllis enjoyed spending time together traveling throughout the world, including living in Japan for a few years while employed with IBM. Dick was a handyman that could fix just about anything. He enjoyed staying busy and working in his yard. Dick was a devoted husband, a wonderful father, and an even better grandfather. Above all, family came first.
Dick is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Phyllis; children, Linda (Leonard) Kadlec of Woodbury, MN; Michael (Dawn) Weltzin of Owatonna, MN; and Lisa Eide of San Diego, CA.; grandchildren, Emily Weltzin, Nikolai Eide, Shelby Kadlec, Laura Weltzin and Olivia Eide; sisters, Susan Quaas and Patrice Abrahams. Dick was preceded in death by his grandson, Dustin Kadlec; sisters, Jacqueline Wolf and Diane English and by his parents, Merlyn and Dorothy.
A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 11, 2021 at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, 5421 Royal Place NW, Rochester, MN. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until time of the service. The memorial service will be livestreamed through the Ranfranz and Vine Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Ranfranzandvine/
Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Weltzin family. To share a special memory or condolence, please visit www.ranfranzandvinefh.com
Rochester, MN 55901
Rochester, MN 55901