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Richard Kennedy

Richard Kennedy

Jan. 5, 1947-Jan. 15, 2014

Richard L. Kennedy, 67, Fergus Falls, MN, formerly of Fargo, ND and Detroit Lakes, MN, died Wednesday, January 15, 2013 at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Fergus Falls.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21 at Lund Lutheran Church in rural Detroit Lakes, with Reverend James Osvold officiating. Interment will be in Lakeside Cemetery, Richwood.

Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m., with a 7 p.m. prayer service, at David-Donehower Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes, and at the church one hour prior to services on Tuesday.

Richard Lloyd Kennedy was born to Donald and Betty (Lund) Kennedy on January 5, 1947 in Madison, Wis. He moved with his family to Frazee, where he attended school through the fourth grade. They moved to Detroit Lakes, where he graduated high school in 1965.

Dick attended the Wadena Vocational School in 1966 and completed the Energy Technology course at the Detroit Lakes Vocational College in 1967. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1967, and served three tours of duty in Vietnam. Following his discharge in 1970 he moved to Fargo, where he purchased a house and worked as a custodian at the Fargo Veterans Hospital until retiring in 1988. He continued to live in Fargo until moving to the Minnesota Veterans Home on May 31, 2013.

Dick enjoyed time with his family, his pets, fishing and playing bingo.

Survivors include two brothers, Joe Kennedy of Mountain City, Tenn., and Michael Molacek of Detroit Lakes; and a niece, Christina Kennedy-Farr of Atlanta, Ga.

Preceding him in death were his mother and stepfather, Betty and Joseph Molacek and his father, Donald Kennedy.

David-Donehower Funeral Home is serving the family.