Richard J. Breitling, 90, of Verndale, passed away at Lakewood Health System in Staples on Jan. 17, 2013. A Celebration of Life was held Jan. 25, 2013, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wadena, with Pastor Nate Loer officiating.
Richard was born to Emmanuel and Ernestine (Schmike) Breitling on Oct. 23, 1922, in Dodge, N.D. He was united in marriage to Viola Wiederrich on July 14, 1946, in Dodge.
Richard was a self-employed farmer of 25 years, retiring from it in 1971. He was also active at church and loved spending time with his grandkids and great-grandkids. He also enjoyed bowling, golf, farming, baseball and Minneapolis-Moline tractors.
He is survived by Viola, his wife of 66 years; children, Lester (Diane) Breitling and Richard (Karen) Breitling; siblings, Irene (Roland) Backfisch, Alma Isaak; four grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents; five sisters; one brother; as well as daughter, Sandra and son, Daniel.
Services were by Brenny Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services.