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Memorial set for award-winning longtime SL principal, volunteer

Tuesday, April 10, 2001

Services for Richard Euchner, 78, a long-time Storm Lake educator, will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at Lakeside Presbyterian Church in Storm Lake.

Euchner passed away Friday of complications following surgery.

Euchner served as principal of Storm Lake High School for nearly 30 years prior to his retirement in 1988. Following his retirement, Mr. Euchner continued to help children with special needs in the Storm Lake area as a volunteer tutor.

He was honored as Iowa Principal of the Year in 1985, and as the Iowa High School Press Assoc. Administrator of the Year in 1988.

Euchner was active in many community groups and causes. He was a past president of the Kiwanis Beavers, an elder at Lakeside Presbyterian Church, and served as a Storm Lake Public Library trustee and a board of directors member for Gingerbread House. He was a veteran of Army service in Europe during World War II.

The family requests that any memorials contributions may be made to Lakeside Presbyterian Church, Gingerbread House or to the Storm Lake Public Library Foundation.

A full obituary appears inside today's issue.

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