Richard “Dick” Coykendall, 86, Humboldt, passed away Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at Midland Care Hospice House in Topeka.
Dick was born Aug. 26, 1926, on the family farm south of LaHarpe, the son of John O. and Ruth (Winscott) Coykendall. He grew up on the farm and graduated from Humboldt High School in 1944.
On Oct. 11, 1953, Dick married Janice Clements at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Humboldt. They always made their home in Humboldt where they raised their six children and later divorced.
Dick was a BMA Insurance agent for many years and later sold real estate. After his retirement, he drove a bus for Tri-Valley Developmental Services.
His memberships include St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and Humboldt Lion’s Club. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, gardening, reading, following NASCAR, family vacations and spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors are his six children, Doug Coykendall and wife, Lezlie, Topeka, Cindy Eggers, Topeka, Jeff Coykendall and wife, Gayla, Kansas City, Kan., Sandra Raney, Topeka, Laura Thompson and husband, Terry, Talala, Okla., and John Coykendall, Salina; 20 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Frances White.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Humboldt.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Humboldt.
Burial will be at LaHarpe Cemetery, LaHarpe.
Memorials may be made to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Humboldt Lion’s Club or Tri-Valley Developmental Services and left with Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola, which is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences for the family may be left at www.iolafuneral.com.
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