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Richard Victor Ratcliff

Fri, Feb 14th, 2003
Posted in Obituaries

Richard Victor Ratcliff, 65, of Tama, died Jan. 29, 2003, in his home following a long illness.

Richard was born July 11, 1937 in Cresco, Iowa, to Richard. V. and Elsie (Goldsworthy) Ratcliff Sr. He graduated from Harmony High School in 1955. Richard married Patricia Jacobsen on Jan. 22, 1977, in Grinnell. He held management positions for GTE and several positions at the Tama State Bank. Richard fully retired in 1993. He was a U.S. Army veteran and was active in the civic organizations.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia; his mother, Elsie Ratcliff of Mission Viejo, Calif.; three sisters, Janet Speelman of Mission Viejo, Calif., Rita Bourhenne of Lamita, Calif., and Diane Karella of West Minister, Calif.; and two brothers, George Ratcliff of Cresco and Darryl Ratcliff of Lawndale, Calif.

There was no service. Arrangements were made by Cremation Society of Eastern Iowa.

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