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Richard A. Mays


Fri, Oct 5th, 2001
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Richard A. Mays, 76, of Rushford, died October 1, 2001 at Good Shepherd Home in Rushford. He was born Oct. 4, 1924, in Hastings, NE He moved with his family at age 3 to St. James, MN, and graduated from St. James High School in 1942. He farmed with his father for many years. He married Doris Peterson on Aug. 31, 1947, in Westbrook, MN. The couple moved to Westport, MN, in 1960 and to Glenwood MN, in 1967, farming in both areas. They moved to Alexandria, MN, where he worked in real estate. They moved to Rushford in 1994. He suffered a stroke in 1995 and has lived at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home since then. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Rushford. He was a Golden Gloves boxer and enjoyed participating in tractor pulls, refinishing furniture and fishing.

Surviving are his wife; two sons, Dale (Sylvia) of Prior Lake and Terry (Janel) of Rochester; a daughter, Debra (John) Bruihler of Rushford; five grandchildren; and three brothers, Kenneth (Carol) of St. James, Bob (Carol) of Rochester and Darrell (Lenore) of Owatonna.

The funeral for Richard "Dick" A. Mays was October 5, 2001 in First Presbyterian Church in Rushford, with the Rev. Robert Drier officiating. Burial was at Mount Hope Cemetery in St. James, MN. Hoff Funeral Homes, Cook Rushford Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
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Wykoff, MN

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Whalan/Highland area

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Stewartville, MN

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St. Charles, MN

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Spring Valley, MN

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Spring Grove, MN

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Rushford, MN

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Peterson, MN

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