July 12, 1935 - February 12, 2016

 

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, for Richard M. Lieser, age 80, of St. Cloud, who passed away surrounded by family, on Friday, February 12, 2016 at the St. Cloud Hospital. Reverend Thomas Knoblach and Reverend Greg Lieser will concelebrate. Burial will take place at a later date.

Family and friends may call on Wednesday, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud and after 10:00 a.m. on Thursday at the Church. Parish prayers will be at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Richard was born on July 12, 1935 in Lake Henry Township to Jacob and Rose (Mehr) Lieser. He married Carol Winter on May 12, 1959 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, St. Joseph. They were married for 56 years. He worked for 40 plus years at Franklin Manufacturing (Electrolux). He honorably served his country in the United States National Guard. Richard was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, serving in their Men’s Society, Catholic Aid and as an usher.

Richard was first and foremost a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He had a profound interest in anything involving cars. He enjoyed Sunday drives, bus tours with his brothers, playing cards, especially Shanghai and 500, and collecting miniature cars and tractors. He especially liked anything John Deere and mowing the lawn on his John Deere riding lawn mower. Richard and Carol always enjoyed meeting new people and bringing them into their fold. They enjoyed walking with their friends at Crossroads, hosting card parties, and generally entertaining guests.

He is survived by his wife; children, Michael (Angela), St. Joseph, Maxine (Jeff) Woods, St. Cloud, James (Laura), Clearwater, Nancy (Craig Dahl) Voigt, Sartell; 11 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren; brothers, Gerald (Marlene), Ronald (Lucille), Robert (Jeanette); in-laws, Marlene Lieser, Elaine (Richard) Schleper, Marie Winter, and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Richard is preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Andrew; infant brother, Vernon; and brothers-in-law, David Winter and Alvin Lieser.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

“Shik-di – (Behave yourself)”