LAGRANGE – Graveside services for Richard ‘Dick’ G. Miskimins, 90, will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, at the LaGrange Cemetery with military funeral honors by the Wyoming Army National Guard. Dick died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, at Advent Health Shawnee Mission, in Merriam, Kan.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to your local food bank. Local arrangements are by the Colyer Funeral Home.
Dick was born Sept. 10, 1928, in Hastings, Neb., the eldest son of Robert Andrew and Chattie Mildred (Sweaney) Miskimins. He grew up riding horses, farming and going to school. He married Gwendolyn Phyllis Brown on June 21, 1948. He was an Army veteran, serving during World War II and the Korean War.
He graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1953, where he worked in collegiate basketball, managing the visitor’s locker room. He farmed until 1954, when he started a career with the Casper Employment Service. In 1962 he began working with the Employment and Training service of the U.S. Department of Labor in Denver, Colo. He served as Regional Administrator of Region VII which included Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa until his retirement in 1987. His retirement included managing the family farm in Meriden until 2013. Dick was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; brothers Melvin James and John Keith; and two great-grandchildren: James Jordan Butler and Gracia Rae Wheeler.
Richard is survived by six children, Richard (Cindy) of Fort Collins, Colo., Michael Lynn (Janis) of Lawrence, Kan., Sharon Lee Saucedo (Rafael) of Blue Springs, Mo., Joel Alan (Marilyn) of Sachse, Texas, and Patti Marie of Overland Park, Kan.; his siblings Wilson (Bill), Phyllis Black, Kathleen Gregory, Larry, Lois Patterson, Jean Dalton, and Thomas (Tom); 23 grandchildren ; and 42 great-grandchildren.