Richard George Wanous, age 74, of Glencoe, passed away Sunday, April 21, 2019.
His funeral service will be Friday, April 26 at 11 a.m. at the Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake, with visitation one hour prior.
There was also visitation Thursday, April 25, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake.
Richard was born March 19, 1945, in Hutchinson, to Richard and Sophie (Jaskowiak) Wanous.
He grew up in Silver Lake, and graduated from high school there with the class of 1962. Richard briefly attended St. Cloud State University, but returned back home to own and operate his own dairy and beef cattle farm for the next 55 years.
He married Janice Popp Dec. 19, 1970, in Hutchinson, and together, they raised four children.
Richard enjoyed tending his garden, caring for his animals, and working on projects around the house and farm; he was a natural handyman and outdoorsman. In his spare time, you could find him fishing, hunting, and visiting friends and neighbors.
Conversation was never hard for Richard, and he could spend hours socializing with anyone he met. He loved spending time with his family, especially making memories with his grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Sophie; and brother-in-law, Gary Holden.
Richard is survived by his children, Keri (Adam) Hickle, Michelle Wanous, Richard “Mike” (Holly) Wanous, and Julie (Brad) Zahler; grandchildren Alyssa, Tyler, and Lexie Grutt; Quincy, Clancy, Remington, and Colbi Shelp; William and Olivia Wanous; and Reed, Bode, and Kyra Zahler; sisters Darlene (Robert) Dahlman, and Judy Holden; and his golden retriever and most loyal companion, Sammy.