Richard was born September 18, 1952 in Hibbing to Richard and Inez Thiel. He graduated from Hibbing High School and Anoka Vo Tech. On January 8, 1977 he married his wife Carolyn. For the past 8 years he has served as a corrections officer at the Minnesota Correctional Facility – Rush City. In his free time he enjoyed the MN Vikings, Twins, hunting Grouse and building bird houses.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents Richard and Inez and sister Colleen Thiel.
He is survived by his wife Carolyn, daughter Sara (Paul) Kahring, granddaughter Hayden Audrey Kahring, sisters Terri (Tony) Machin, Marianne (Duane) Mickelson, Michele (Gary) Osborne, brother Robert (Jerri) Thiel, sister-in-law Shirley May, numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation Monday, Feb. 20 from 1 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. at the Grandstrand Funeral Home in North Branch and one hour prior to the Mass on Tuesday at church. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Tuesday February 21 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Rush City.
Interment in Calvary Cemetery.
Arrangements by the Grandstrand Funeral Home 651-674-4444 www.grandstrandfh.com