Richard “Dick” Lee Klassen

Richard “Dick” Lee Klassen, 75, of Mason City passed away at his home Thursday, January 17, 2019. He was born June 7, 1943 in Boone County, NE to Earl and Nina (Watts) Klassen. He married Genevieve “Sue” Darling on June 24, 1963 in Albion, NE. Richard is survived by his wife, Sue (Darling) Klassen, children; Richard “Rick” (Tracye) Klassen of Springfield, Ronald “Ronnie” (Shari) Klassen of Mason City, and Sue Ann (Rusty) Bubert of Mason City, grandchildren; Amber Oller, Tanner Klassen, Kellie Klassen, Kortnie (Joey) Cooper, Kaytie Klassen, Zachary (Stephanie) Bubert, Amanda Attebery, Bradlee Bubert, and Genevieve “Genna” Bubert, great grandchildren; Rhyanna Jibbens, Noah Veech, Keiley Jibbens, Carter Cooper, Ryker Cooper, Calvin Attebery, and Delaney Attebery, and one great-great grandchild Carter Wilham. He is also survived by his siblings, Don (Mae) Klassen, Bernie McIntosh, Sharon (Jerome) Beenders and a sister in law, Lois Klassen. Richard was preceded in death by his, parents Earl and Nina, one brother, Earl Klassen, and one sister, Ramona Livingston. He was a member of the Mason City Community Chapel. Richard was also a past member of the Mason City Soil and Water Association, Illinois Groundwater Professionals, Rural Water Authority, Illinois Fruit and Vegetable Association, and the Indiana Groundwater Association. He also held an Indiana Pump Contractor License. He retired after 40+ years from Grosch Irrigation as Branch Manager in Illinois. In his free time, he enjoyed hunting and fishing, and was an avid Cardinals fan. His biggest claim to fame was that he got to sleep with his secretary every night. A visitation will be held Monday, January 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hurley Funeral Home in Mason City with a service immediately following at 1 p.m. Brian Durbin will officiate. Burial will follow at Mason City Cemetery in Mason City. Memorial contributions may be made to Pets Without Parents or the Mason City Community Chapel. Condolences may be left, and memories shared at www.hurleyfh.com. Hurley Funeral home in Mason City is assisting the family with arrangements.

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