Richard (Dick) Soelter age 87, passed away April 11, 2020 at the age of 87. He was born to Herman and LaVera Soelter May 4, 1932 in Belvue, Kansas.
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He served in the Army from October 1953 – July 1954 in Korea. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant. He was awarded the Korean Service Medal w/2 Bronze Service Stars; United Nationals Service Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Combat Infantry Badge and Purple Heart Medal.
Dick was employed with Foster and Kleiser Outdoor Advertising Company from 1954-1965. Farmed from 1965-1975 and was employed with the Quincy School District from 1969-1994.
He was an enrolled member of the Potawatomi Indian Nation of Shawnee, OK and was named “Naganit” meaning leader.
Dick is survived by his wife Rae, son Rusty, daughter-in-law- Julie and grandchildren Hannah and Addison (Dylan) Pearl. Siblings: Erma (Sam deceased) Pozzobon; Newell (Mary) Soelter (both deceased); Donna (Ken) Williams (both deceased); Donald Soelter (deceased); Will (deceased) (Dee) Soelter; James (Nancy) Soelter; Margie (Pete) Overgaauw; and Lester Soelter (deceased).
His wife said, “Your last words to me will always be in my heart and the love I have for you will never die.” They would have been married 60 years this May.
Memorials may be made to the Quincy Senior Center.
A celebration of life service will be held at a later date.
Please leave a memory for the family or sign their online guestbook at www.scharbachs.com.
Scharbach’s Columbia Funeral Chapel, Quincy, is assisting the family with arrangements.