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Richard Lyden

March 4, 1930 — June 10, 2008

Richard Lyden, age 78, a resident of Pelican Rapids, Minnesota, died on Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at his home surrounded by family.Richard Dean Lyden was born March 4, 1930 in Pelican Rapids, MN, the son of Elmer and Emma (Hegge) Lyden. He was baptized and confirmed at Central Lutheran Church in rural Pelican Rapids. Dickie began farming at a young age due to his dad's health. On June 20, 1950 Richard was united in marriage to Delores Dillerud at North Immanuel Lutheran Church in rural Pelican Rapids. Richard owned and operated his dairy farm near Pelican Rapids until his retirement in 1995. After his retirement, Dickie and Delores moved to Pelican Rapids. Dickie enjoyed spending time at their summer cottage, along with fishing and hunting. His hobby was collecting John Deere collectibles. A favorite pastime was visiting with his friends at the Rapids Cafe Roundtable. He especially enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. Richard was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.Richard is survived by his wife, Delores; 3 children: Donna (Richard) Baumhardt of Moorhead, MN, Diane (Gabe) Pipo of Garfield, MN, and Ken (Cindy) Lyden of Pelican Rapids; 4 grandchildren: Kymm (Sean) Tingum and their daughter, Ella; Kerry Pipo; Cody Lyden; and Casey Lyden; 3 step-grandchildren: Rich (Kristi) Baumhardt and their children: Brooklyn and Sydney; Tricia (Jon) DuCharme and their children: Paige and Jason; and Todd (Kimmi) Baumhardt and their children: twin sons, Tanner and Tyler; sister, Arlene (Virgil) Holt of Barnesville, MN; brother, Dale (Marilyn) Lyden of Underwood, MN; many nieces, nephews and cousins.He was preceded in death by his parents; 16-year-old grandson, Jesse Pipo; sister, Corean Guida Anderson; and sister-in-law, Jane Lyden.Blessed Be The Memory Of Richard Lyden
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