Richard Lee AtwoodOctober 20, 1935 ~ April 25, 2017 (age 81)
Richard Lee Atwood, 81, of Newton died on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at Skiff Medical Center. A service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, May 21, at the Moose Lodge. Memorials in Richard’s name may be left at the Wallace Family Funeral Home or at the Moose the day of the service.
Richard, the son of Victor Charles and Edith Eldora (Halbloom) Atwood, was born on October 20, 1935 in Newton. Richard served his country in the United States Marine Corp in the Korean War from 1953-1956. On February 27, 1957, Richard was united in marriage to Phyllis Harter in Newton. He worked as the Building and Grounds Superintendent at the Maytag Headquarters for over 27 years, retiring in 1993. Following Phyllis’ death, Richard was married to Nancy Wonders on June 6, 2015 in Newton.
Richard was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose since 1973, holding all lodge and association offices. He also served nine years for the International Moose Legion, as council member for six years, Vice-President of 1 year, President for 1 year, and Jr. Past President for 1 year. Richard was also a member of the American Legion Post 111.
Those left to honor Richard’s memory are his wife, Nancy Atwood of Newton; children, Cindy (John) Cupples of Newton and Richard Atwood of Newton; his eight grandchildren, Bob, Mike, Scott, Jennifer, Danny, Christy, Andy, and Amy; 15 great-grandchildren; his brother, Steve (Sharon) Atwood of Baxter; and sister-in-law, JoAnn Ervin of Baxter. He was preceded in death by his parents; 1st wife, Phyllis Harter Atwood; son, Daniel Atwood; a son, David Atwood in infancy; and two brothers, Victor Atwood, Jr. and Kenneth Atwood.