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Richard was born Feb. 14, 1928, in Ida Grove, the son of Lester and Esther (Ferguson) Aduddell. Richard was inducted into the US Navy on Sept. 25, 1945 and was honorably discharged on Feb. 11, 1949, having served on the USS Henry R. Kenyon and the USS Helena. Then Richard joined the National Guard until being honorable discharged on May 7, 1951. On Dec. 14, 1952 Richard was united in marriage to Alberta Ann Hintz at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ida Grove. To this union five children were born. Richard worked as a carpenter for Ament Construction in Cherokee, and later on his own being a finishing carpenter who worked on the Cherokee County Court House and several other buildings in the area. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, working on old cars, being around his daughter's horses, and spending time with his grandchildren. He also enjoyed playing cards.
Preceding Richard in death were his parents, two brothers; Eugene and Duane Aduddell, and one sister; Dolores Wood, one brother-in-law; Luverne Hintz, and a sister-in-law and her husband Lorraine and Warren Perrin.
Survivors include his wife Alberta of Aurelia; three sons, Douglas Aduddell of Cherokee, Darrell Aduddell of Storm Lake, and Ross Aduddell of Cherokee, two daughters, Amy and her husband Harry Buck of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Janette and her husband Allan Sears of Cleghorn, 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Also surviving are one sister, Phyllis and her husband William Eickholt of Cherokee, two sisters-in-law Shirley Aduddell of Cherokee and Helen Hintz of Sioux City, and many nieces and nephews.