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Richard Eccles

September 17, 1940 — May 30, 2012

Richard "Dick" Eccles, 71, of Ogden, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at the Boone County Hospital.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at Augustana Lutheran Church in Boone. Pastor Dick Dahle will officiate. Burial will be at the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Waterloo. Visitation will be Monday, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Carson - Stapp Funeral Home in Ogden.

Richard Theodore Eccles was born on September 17, 1940, in Boone, Iowa, the son of Gaylord and Opal (Fisher) Eccles. Dick graduated with the Boone High School "Class of 1958".

Dick married Sharon Bean on May 13, 1961. He later married Glenda Gorsh on September 24, 2008.

Dick was employed by the Iowa Department of Transportation for 38 years, retiring in 2002.

Dick belonged to Augustana Lutheran Church in Boone. He was a big racing and Iowa Hawkeye fan; had a passion for guns and enjoyed woodworking and camping. Dick spent many years playing "Santa" and served as a Scoutmaster in Ogden.

Survivors include his wife Glenda of Ogden, Iowa; two sons, Dr. Randy (Kathleen) Eccles and their children, Christopher and Aidan Eccles of Ashburn, Virginia and Matthew (Lisa) Eccles and their children, Colton and Cody Eccles of Madrid, Iowa; brother, Darrel (Joyce) Eccles of Boone, Iowa; sister, Joanne (Bill) Hunter of Newton, Iowa; extended family: Kristine Blessing of West Des Moines, Iowa and her children, Ashley Johnson and Derek and Colin McNerney, Dayna Van Bogart of West Des Moines, Iowa and Curt (Cari) Gorsh of Johnston, Iowa and their children, Alexis and Lucas Gorsh; two great-grandsons, Ian and Kyler and several nieces, nephews, family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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