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Richard C. Wiederholt,

Richard Wiederholt

Richard C. Wiederholt, 58, Dickinson, ND, died at 1:00 P.M., Saturday, October 18, 2003, at St. Joseph's Hospital & Health Center, Dickinson, after having battled a rare form of cancer for a little over a year. Richard's funeral mass will be at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, October 21, 2003, at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Dickinson, with Fr. Dennis Skonseng as the celebrant, and Fr. David Morman as the con-celebrant. Interment will take place at St. Aloysius Cemetery, Lisbon, ND, at 2:00 P.M. CDT, Wednesday, October 22, 2003, with Fr. Andrew Dudzinski presiding. Visitation will be from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., Monday at Ladbury Funeral Service, Dickinson. Visitation will continue from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M., Monday at Queen of Peace, with a rosary and vigil at 7:00 P.M. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the mass at Queen of Peace Catholic Church.

Rich was born November 15, 1944, in Lisbon, ND, the oldest of nine children to Clement and Helen (Kingren) Wiederholt. He graduated from Lisbon High School in 1963. Rich had joined the Army National Guard in 1961. He started driving truck, hauling Bobcats for Melroe around the country in 1967 & '68. From 1968 to 1978 he was a dispatcher for Melroe.

Rich married Sharon Arntson on June 28, 1969, at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Lisbon. He and Sharon had four children during these years in Lisbon and Gwinner, Brent, Brenda, Bradley and Beth. In 1978 after already having been active in the Lisbon Council of KC's, and a charter member, he took a job with K of C Insurance and moved his family to Dickinson. He was a successful Field Agent, becoming a General Agent in 1987. He held this position until 2003 after 25 years of service. Rich was active with the Knights, holding various state and local offices in 3rd and 4th Degree.

Rich is survived by his wife Sharon; their four children, Brent (Jennifer), Mobridge, SD, Brenda (Ben) Kirkeby, Fargo, Bradley (fiancé-Christa Keogh), Plymouth, MN, and Beth (John) Warford, Bismarck. Rich had three beloved grandchildren, Daysia, Ashton and Jaxon. He is also survived by three brothers, Mike (Linda), Casper, Wyo., Kenny (Lori), Gwinner, N.D., and Joe, Alexandria, La.; and two sisters, Margaret Siegler, Jamestown, N.D., and Mary Jane Ike, Ray City, Ga. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, two sisters, a very special aunt and uncle, Henrich and Bernice Skonseng, and his very special grandson, Jaxon.

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Rich loved above all, his wife Sharon, with whom he shared 34 years of marriage. He was always a devoted family man. He was proud of his children and grandchildren, and they always came first. Rich loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, camping and riding his Harley. Rich will be sorely missed by his family.

In lieu of flowers the family prefers memorials to the Cardinal Muench Seminary in Fargo, ND.

Ladbury Funeral Service, Dickinson, North Dakota.

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