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Richard Kyte

Richard Kyte

March 29, 1933-Nov. 4, 2013

Richard Lee (Dick) Kyte, 80, of Frazee, had his departure from this world on Monday, November 4, 2013.

Funeral services for Dick will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15 at David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes. Friends may call one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

Dick was born to James Emmett Kyte and Mable (Mae) H. Engle Kyte on March 29, 1933 in Carrington, N.D. As a young boy, he moved to Detroit Lakes with his parents. He attended school and graduated from the Holmes School in 1951. He attended college in Fargo.

Dick followed in his father's footsteps and took over Kyte Painting & Decorating.

Dick was married to Arlene Frahm in Frazee on February 18, 1961. They had three children. They made their home in Frazee. Dick and Arlene divorced in 1988.

Dick remained in Frazee his entire life. In the 1980s, Dick also owned and operated "Paintin' Place," a painting and decorating store in Frazee that also featured antique furniture and refinishing. Dick painted until health forced him to retire.

Dick enjoyed duck and deer hunting, oil painting, reading, working jigsaw puzzles, watching all sports, and watching Jeopardy. Dick was an excellent baker and many friends and family members were treated to his cookies.

Preceding Dick in death were his parents; five brothers-in-law, Bob Perszyk, Steve Boedigheimer, Jim Griffith, Bob Frahm and Jack Frahm.

He will be remembered and greatly missed by his three children, Dr. Rick (Cindy) Kyte of La Crosse, Wis., Carrie (Marty) Tessman of Farmington, Minn., and Bart Kyte of Eveleth, Minn.; five siblings, Judy (Dovie) Raye of Detroit Lakes, Jim (Carolyn) Kyte of Perham, Sue Perszyk of Perham, Vicki Boedigheimer of Bagley, Robbie (Allan) Schoenberger of Richwood, and "adopted" brother Glen Olson of Bloomington; grandchildren Ian Kyte, Evan Kyte, Shawn (Andrea) Tessman, Stephanie Tessman, Sam Kyte and Addie Kyte; great grandchildren Amber and Weston Tessman; and several nieces and nephews.

David-Donehower Funeral Home is serving the family.