Richard Henry Breeschoten, age 67, of Cokato, passed away Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, at North Memorial Hospital.
His funeral service will take place Friday, Sept. 6 at 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Howard Lake, with visitation starting at 12:30 p.m. at the church.
Arrangements are with Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Cokato & Howard Lake; www.swansonpeterson.com.
Richard was born Oct. 9, 1951, in Buffalo, to Henry and Fanny (Plaggerman) Breeschoten.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Howard Lake.
Richard lived in the country by Howard Lake for many years. Later in life, he moved to Cokato, and lived in the AME Community Group Home there.
Richard worked at Functional Industries for many years.
He loved the Minnesota Twins, and was excited to go see them play, especially at spring training camp in Florida. He enjoyed going to the Wright County Fair and the Minnesota State Fair.
Richard’s favorite was the Cokato Corn Carnival. He was unable to attend the carnival this year because of his health, and really thought he was missing out on all the fun.
He also loved going to the Wisconsin Dells; and enjoyed listening to weather forecasts, remarking, “Winter is over,” laughing loudly.
Richard especially liked mowing lawn and shoveling snow. He was a farm boy at heart, loving farm tractors, machinery, and gardening.
Richard really loved his family.
He is survived by his sister, Yvonne Breeschoten of Maple Plain; brother, Harlan (Susan); nephew Eric (Carla) Breeschoten of Buffalo; and grand-nieces Emma and Ella Breeschoten of Buffalo.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents; and his sister, Sharon.