BROOMFIELD, Colo. – Richard (Dick) Dean Schild, 80, died November 16 in Broomfield, Colorado from multiple myeloma blood cancer.
He was born at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, July 5, 1941 to Henry and Eva (Weinmeister) Schild and was welcomed by three older brothers, Harlan, Raymond and Wilbur Schild. He attended Observatory Country Elementary School, located east of Fort Collins. He lived the first 60 years of his life in that area. He graduated from Timnath High School in 1959 and had fond memories of his school years, friends, teachers, coaches and playing football.
A strong work ethic was passed on to Richard and he started a 60-year farming career, 42 of which was east of Fort Collins and the remaining 18 on his ranch near Fort Laramie, beginning in 2002. Dick took pride in raising sugar beets, corn and alfalfa and in addition, he had a Holstein dairy and cattle feeding operation.
He met his wife, Dorothy Dix (from Haxtun, Colorado) while she was attending Colorado State University. They were married, August 17, 1968 in Fort Collins. They enjoyed 53 years of marriage and decades of farming and dairying together. They had two daughters, Jolynn Schild White and LeAnn Schild Ostheimer.
In 2020 they relocated back to Colorado living in Broomfield to be closer to their family and grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his parents and three brothers.
Memorial service held on December 2, 10:30 a.m.
Trinity Lutheran Church (flowers may be sent directly to the service the morning of)
301 East Stuart Street
Ft. Collins, CO 80525
Covid protocol: Masks required indoors.
In lieu of flowers memorial gifts in memory of Richard Schild may be made via check or online to:
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, TN 38105
Colorado State University Foundation
P.O. Box 1870
Ft. Collins, CO 80522
Cards may be sent to:
c/o Richard Schild Memorial
7290 West 119th Place
Broomfield, CO 80020