Richard Fred Sump, 79, of Fort Dodge, formerly of Sutherland, died Thursday, June 27, 2013 at the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home in Fort Dodge. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at the Gunderson Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Lyle Hansen officiating. Burial was at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday at the St. John's Cemetery in rural Peterson, with full military honors conducted by the Dean-Underwood Post No 10 of the American Legion in Peterson and the Iowa National Guard. Visitation was from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday at the Gunderson Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Fort Dodge.
Richard is survived by his two daughters, Sherrie (Dennis) Peck of Cleghorn and DeAnn (Timothy) Porter of Sioux Rapids; his five grandchildren, Josh (Sandy) Porter of Clarinda, Justin (Emilie) Porter of Ankeny, Amanda (Nate) Dammann of Waukee, Emily (Matt) Ankenman of Humboldt, Iowa, Mathew Peck of Cleghorn and six great grandchildren; his brother, Marvin Sump of Spencer, Iowa; his sisters, Verla Kluender of Denison, Iowa, Sharon Wadsley of Spencer and Sandra Wetherell of Cleghorn. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Dale who died in infancy; a brother-in-law, Raymond Kluender; sister-in-law, Barbara Sump; and a niece, Brenda Wadsley.
Richard Fred Sump, the son of Ernest and Lilly (Felten) Sump, was born October 27, 1933 in Sutherland and graduated from Sutherland High School in 1952. After graduation, Richard moved to California, and in June of 1954 he enlisted in the United States Army and served during the Korean War until his discharge as Corporal in June of 1956. After his discharge, he continued to live and work in California until moving back to Iowa in 1968. Richard worked for Brownies' Appliance in Fort Dodge, and later worked for 13 years at Radio Trade Supply in Fort Dodge. Richard later worked for the Wetherell Manufacturing in Cleghorn for four years before retiring and working in sales part -time at Sears. Richard lived his retirement years in Fort Dodge.
Richard loved sports and especially loved helping the teenier league baseball. He was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and the American Legion in Fort Dodge.