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Richard “Dick” Watson

Tue, Aug 6th, 2013
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Richard Watson, age 85, of Preston, Minn. died Thursday August 1, 2013 at his home.

Dick was born April 26, 1928 in Rochester, Minn. to George Watson and Stella (Holt) Watson. He attended school through the 8th grade and was united in marriage to Alleen Ruud on November 16, 1950 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Cresco, Iowa. Later that same month he joined the United States Army and was honorably discharged in 1951. After returning from the service Dick started Watson Recycling and was later employed by Fillmore County where he worked for 28 years. In his free time Dick enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He is survived by two daughters; Roxanne (Gary Michener) of Spring Valley, Minn., and Marcy (Kevin) Ferrie of Hastings, Minn., one son; Mark (Ronda Byars) Watson of Rochester, 9 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, a special friend Joyce Schliesman of Rochester, and two sisters; Roberta Shay of Grand Meadow, Minn. and Marie (Walt) Hanenberger of Rochester

He was preceded in death by his parents, his Wife Alleen in 2004, children; David, Dawn, Denise, Scott and a son in infancy, 2 brothers and 3 sisters.

A visitation was held on Saturday August 3, 2013 at the Hindt Funeral Home in Spring Valley with the Rev Carol Shaffer officiating.

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