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Richard "Dick" Ray Black

December 19, 1940 ~ March 3, 2019 (age 78)
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Richard Ray “Dick” Black, 78, of Onawa, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, March 3, 2019, at Pleasant View Care Center in Whiting, Iowa.

Memorial services will be 10:00 A.M. Thursday, March 7, 2019, at the Rush Family Chapel in Onawa, with Pastor Michael Lewis officiating. Burial will follow in the Onawa Cemetery with military honors provided by the United States Army and the David McNeill American Legion Post #129 of Onawa. Visitation will be 5:00 – 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at the Rush Family Chapel. Arrangements are under the direction of Rush Family Care Service in Onawa.

Richard Ray was born on December 19, 1940, in Onawa, Iowa, to Homer E. and Lucille (Hime) Black. He graduated from Onawa High School. Following graduation, he served in the United States Army from November 5, 1963, until his honorable discharge on November 4, 1965.

He married Mary McAdon on August 5, 1967, in Onawa. They were married for 48 years until she preceded him in death on October 9, 2015.

He worked for the Iowa Department of Transportation for many years. After his retirement, he became a full-time farmer and raised livestock.

Dick enjoyed farming, gardening, and visiting with his friends.

Survivors include his children, Doug Black of Sioux City, IA, and Heather (Tony) Rolph of Onawa, IA; grandchildren, Josh and Ally; sisters, Donna (Ralph) Wickersham of Turin, IA, Darlene Ferris of Blair, NE, and Betty (Lee) Heilman of California; sisters-in-law, Patricia (Don “Red”) Barthel of Mapleton, IA, Jean (Don) Lord of Sloan, IA, and Linda (Gene) Cost of North Dakota; brother-in-law, Kent (Shirley) McAdon of Adel, IA; and many nieces, nephews, and good friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Homer E. and Lucille (Hime) Black; wife, Mary Black; brothers, Robert Black, Ed Black, Gene Black, and Don Black; and brother-in-law, Ed Ferris.

Condolences may be left online for the family at www.rushfamilycareservice.com

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