June 24, 1949 - January 24, 2015


Richard (Rich) Jay Powers died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 peacefully surrounded by family after successfully living with cancer for more than 15 years. Rich was born June 24, 1949 to Jay Powers and Jeanette Ingraham in Milwaukee, Wis. He graduated from Marquette University in 1971 with a degree in business administration and had a long career as a purchasing agent, working for more than 30 years with treasured colleagues at Nahan Printing in St. Cloud, Minn.

He married Betty Kollmann on Dec. 29, 1973 and built a family founded on laughter and love. Rich enjoyed spending sunny days golfing with his friends and listening to Motown classics. His legacy of laughter will live on through the memories and milestones shared with family and friends.

Rich is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his brother Bob (Kit) Powers and Mary Powers (Jack Slattery). He will also be lovingly remembered by his wife Betty, daughter Deanna (Ian) Petersen and their children Grace and Sibu; daughter Kate (Josh) Koehn; and son Michael (Michelle) Powers and son Kaleb.

Visitation will be Tuesday, Jan. 27 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Wenner Funeral Home, Cold Spring. A mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Boniface Catholic Church on Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 2 p.m. with visitation 2 hours prior to the mass. Memorials are preferred to the ALS Association Minnesota Chapter or St. Boniface Catholic School.

Arrangements are with Wenner Funeral Home, Cold Spring, Minnesota.