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Richard ‘Dick’ Summers

Jan 8, 2008

ESTHERVILLE — Funeral services for Richard ‘Dick’ Summers, 65, of Estherville will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008, at Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville with Pastor Steve Britton officiating. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel. Interment will be at East Side Cemetery in Estherville. He died Friday, Jan. 4, 2008, at his home in Estherville.

Richard Lyle Summers, the son of Jerald and Luella (Lough) Summers, was born July 27, 1942, in Gruver.

He received his education in the Ringsted and Estherville schools and graduated from Estherville High School in 1961. After graduation from high school, Dick served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam Conflict. Following his honorable discharge from military duty he returned to Estherville where he was employed at John Morrell and Company. Later he went to work for Art's-Way Manufacturing in Armstrong where he was employed for a number of years. Then Dick went to work at Crystal Tips in Spirit Lake. Most recently he had been employed at Polaris Industries in Spirit Lake from which he retired in 2004. Dick especially enjoyed spending time with his family and also watching football. He was an avid Iowa Hawkeyes fan and he loved dogs.

Left to cherish Dick's memory are his two sons, Michael and Jason Summers, both of Estherville; one daughter, Kayleen Turner, and her husband, Chris, of Camanche; stepdaughters, Julie of Albuquerque, N.M., and Laurie and Sherri of Mesa, Ariz.; four grandchildren; mother, Luella Summers of Estherville; sister, Shirley Ukasick of Estherville; several nieces and nephews; and special friend, Vickie Snyder of Estherville.

Preceding Dick in death were his father; brother, Dennis; and grandparents.

Online condolences can be sent to www.henryolsonfuneral.com