Richard "Dick" Melvin Humphrey, aged 87, of Rochester, passed away on February 13, 2023. Dick grew up in Spencer, IA, as the youngest of three children. After graduating from Spencer High School, he joined the Army. He served for two years, spending much of that time in Germany. After leaving active service, Dick came back to the Midwest and worked jobs in transportation and distribution. He met his future wife Amy when she was a nurse at the Mayo Clinic and took care of his mother.
They married in 1966 and after a brief stay in Seattle, they decided to relocate to Rochester to start a family. A beloved husband, son, father, grandfather and friend to all, Dick enjoyed golfing, bowling, reading and spending time with his family. He especially loved watching his Iowa Hawkeyes and Minnesota Vikings. Later in life, he and Amy enjoyed traveling the country.
Dick was preceded in life by his mother Irma, sister JoAnn and brother Don. He will be deeply missed by Amy, his loving wife of 57 years; children Ken (Jennifer), Karen and Kyle (Ann); grandchildren Kayli, Cameron, Cole, Luke, Emily and Rachel; and numerous family and friends.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2023, at 2:00 PM at Ranfranz & Vine Funeral Home (5421 Royal Place NW, Rochester, MN) with a reception to follow. A visitation will be held an hour prior to the service. Burial with military honors will be held later at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Preston, MN.
Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Humphrey family; to share a special memory or condolence, please visit www.ranfranzandvinefh.com
Rochester, MN 55901
Rochester, MN 55901
Hello Kyle and your family. Our sincere sympathies to all of you & yours in this family loss. Of course Kyle, we know you the best, with life long memories of (chitchatting) with your dad along the sidelines or in the stands at games about how “The Gang” were all getting along together…
May time heal the sorrow you now share in your loved ones passing and soon bring comfort and consolation to all.
With kindest personal regards.
Louie & Marian Bortolon
(Wintering in Florida)
Our heartfelt condolence to our dear friend Amy, children Ken, Karen, Kyle and their families.
We are so sorry for your loss. We consider it an honor and a privilege to have been close friends with Dick and Amy
for 45-years since 1977. We enjoyed many conversations with Dick regarding history, sports, and travel because he
was so well read, and an expert on these subjects. Dick traveled to all 50-states in the U.S. and many foreign countries.
Dick was an amazing man who will always be remembered in our hearts and memory, and he will really be missed.
Jeff and Lilia Johnson
I so enjoyed working with Dick in his insurance planning. A great guy I will always remember fondly.
My sincere condolences to the family of a good man and my friend for many years. You will be missed Dick. Thanks for many memories!
My sympathy to Amy & family at this time of loss. Bowled with Dick for many years at Rec Lanes. Also golfed together a few times. Dick had a great sense of humor.