Dick was born in Decatur Illinois in 1944 where he attended Eisenhower High School.
He married Marilyn in 1969.
He began his career with the Goodyear Tire and rubber co. in 1966 and retired in 2001. During his tenure he held numerous field and home office management positions in sales and marketing. The last 13 years were spent as Manager of Operations reporting to Vice President of Retail Stores division.
After retiring he moved to Lake of the Ozarks where he managed a Marina and sold boats for 5 years.
In 2013 Dick and Marilyn moved to Surprise to be closer to their daughter who lives in California.
Dick and Marilyn joined Spirit of Grace in 2014.
Over the years he has participated in several Fraternal and Charitable organizations.
He is currently a 31 year Elk member. He was a team leader that ran a 100% charitable bingo game in accordance with Missouri law.
He was president of the fraternal order of Eagles for 3 years where numerous donations were made to local charities.
He was on the board of Westlake Christian Church, and lead several committees including outreach and communication.
He is currently a Sun Dancer and volunteer at the Surprise Stadium during Spring Training and also volunteers at Dell Webb Hospital one day a week.
Currently Dick and Marilyn serve as ushers at Spirit of Grace and now serves on the Church Council.
Term Expires 2021