Published 12:00 am Friday, October 24, 2008
Dale I. Bellrichard, 76
Dale Irving Bellrichard, 76, of Austin, died on Oct. 22, 2008 at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester.
Dale was born Feb. 23, 1932 in Austin to Irving and Ethel (Holdgrafer) Bellrichard. He grew up on a farm southwest of Austin. He attended and graduated from St. Augustine (Pacelli) High School. On March 7, 1953 he was united in marriage to Margaret Olswold at Camp Chaffee in Arkansas. Dale served two years in the Army during the Korean Conflict, then returned to Austin in 1955 where he lived until his death.
Dale was a life-long member of St. Augustine Catholic Church where he served as an usher for many years. He owned and operated the Bellrichard Oil Company, distributing bulk Amoco oil products to area stations and farmers.
Dale enjoyed golfing, fishing and bowling. He was a charter member of the Cedar River Country Club in Adams. Dale also enjoyed his membership in the American Legion and Eagles.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Bellrichard, Austin; children: Larry (Cindy) Bellrichard, Austin, Craig (Barb) Bellrichard, Burnsville, Minn., Barb (Mike) Raso, Austin, Karen Bellrichard, Austin, Jason Bellrichard, Austin; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; mother, Ethel Bellrichard, Austin; siblings: Joan Bellrichard, Apple Valley, Loren Bellrichard, Austin, Janet (Tom) Musser, Green Castle, Ind.
He is preceded in death by his father, Irving Bellrichard; sisters: Jean Gomer and Marilyn Majkrazk; brother, Ron Bellrichard.
A memorial mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 27, 2008 at St. Augustine Catholic Church with Father Joe Fogal officiating. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday at Mayer Funeral Home and also one-half hour before the service at the church on Monday. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post #91.