Richard W. Iehl

Friday, November 30, 2012

Richard W. Iehl, 86, of Albert City, died Nov. 23, 2012 at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake.

Funeral services will be held today, Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 10:30 a.m. at the Evangelical Covenant Church in Albert City. Burial will be in the Storm Lake Cemetery in Storm Lake, at 1 p.m. The Sliefert Funeral Home in Albert City is in charge of the arrangements.

Richard Warren Iehl, the son of Chester "Lyle" and Fae (Deppe) Iehl, was born in Oto on Nov. 27, 1925. As a young child, he moved with his family to the Nemaha area where he received his education and graduated from the Nemaha High School. Richard then attended Iowa State University in Ames where he attained his Bachelor's Degree in Animal Husbandry. He faithfully served his country as a Corporal in the United States Army from Sept. 19, 1950 until Sept. 20, 1952, during the Korean War.

Richard was united in marriage to Marcia Binder on Aug. 9, 1953 at the Rembrandt United Methodist Church. Together, they were blessed with three children: Sharon, Roger, and Robert. The first six months following their marriage, Richard and Marcia resided in Odebolt where he served as the assistant manager of the Odebolt Coop Elevator. They then moved to their farm near Rembrandt where they were engaged in farming for the next 38 years. Richard and Marcia left their farm and moved to Albert City where they then made their home. During their retirement, they enjoyed spending 10 winters in Arizona and traveling to 49 states.

Richard was an active member of the Evangelical Covenant Church in Albert City and was currently serving as chairman of the church trustees. He led a very busy and fulfilling life touching many lives. Richard was a member of the Albert City Lion's Club and had served as the organization's District Governor. He also belonged to the Historical Board, and the Pork Producers Board. Richard was a founding member of the Albert City Community Band where he played the baritone. He was very instrumental in the Thresherman's activities and was in charge of the Thresherman's toy show. Richard was a very interesting and talented man who enjoyed woodworking, building and collecting toys, and miniature buildings.

Richard's life is honored and celebrated by his family which include his wife, Marcia of Albert City; children: Sharon Iehl of Storm Lake; Roger (Caron) Iehl of Lakeside; Robert (Cindy) Iehl of Alta; grandchildren: Brad Iehl, Jason (Anne) Iehl and their son, Kolten; Brenda (Tim) Wolf and their son, Bennett, and stepson, Adam Wolf; Jamie Iehl and her special friend, Martel Green; David Iehl; Brandon Iehl and his fiancée, Kylea Hinrich, and her son, Layton; his sister, Frances Logston of West Des Moines; sister-in-law, Jo Iehl of Fremont, Neb.; nieces; nephews; other extended family and many lifelong friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Everett.