The Free Press, Mankato, MN


December 20, 2013

Richard Whitmore


  Richard Whitmore, age 90 of St. Peter, died on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at the Benedictine Living community in St. Peter.

  Memorial service will be held at 10:00 am on Monday, December 23, 2013 at Union Presbyterian Church in St. Peter. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be given to MacCalester College or the Boy Scout Council. St. Peter Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.

  Richard was born on September 22, 1923 in St. Paul to Frank and Louise (Bishop) Whitmore. He graduated from University High School in St. Paul and furthered his education at MacCalester College where he excelled in swimming and track. He graduated in 1949 with a degree in Journalism and English. Richard served in the US Army during WWII and was a Surgical Tech in a M.A.S.H. unit. He was honorably discharged in 1946.  Richard was united in marriage to Florence Hackman on August 28, 1957. They lived in St. Peter and Richard was employed at the State Hospital for 16 years working as the Librarian. He was also an English teacher at Le Sueur High School. Richard was active as a Boy Scout Master, loved the outdoors, fishing, camping, boating, reading, painting, drawing, building and constructing.

  Richard is survived by his daughters: Ann Briard and Alice (Lee) Schwichtenberg; grandchildren: Alex and Eli Briard, Holly (Chris) Jansma, Luke and Harley Schwichtenberg; a brother, Judson; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

  He was preceded in death by his brother Frank Jr. in 1943 and his wife Florence in 2005.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
  • Alice Mae Benson

    Alice Mae Benson, age 88, of Madison Lake died on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at Hillcrest Health Care Center, Mankato, MN.

    July 24, 2014

  • Lyle Cromer.JPG Lyle Lawrence Cromer

    Lyle Lawrence Cromer, age 82 of Waseca passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at Colony Court Memory Care in Waseca surrounded by his family.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Pauline Halvorson

    Pauline Halvorson, age 98 of Mankato, died on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Oaklawn Health Care Center.

    July 24, 2014

  • Maynard Lee Peterson

    Maynard Lee Peterson, 93, passed away Tuesday evening, July 22, 2014, at the Lodge on Natchez in Elko, Minnesota.

    July 24, 2014

  • Judith "Judy" A. Peery

    Judith "Judy" A. Peery, age 73, of Mankato, died Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at Oaklawn Health Care Center.

    July 24, 2014

  • Arlene Gaslin.JPG Arlene Gaslin

    Arlene Gaslin, 98, formerly of St. Francis died Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at the Benedictine Living Community in St. Peter.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Roger Westphal.JPG Roger "Butch" Westphal

    Roger "Butch" Westphal, age 68, of Waterville, died peacefully on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at his home following an extended battle with Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS).

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • DeLores (Christiansen) Porter

    DeLores (Christiansen) Porter, age 85, of Mankato, died Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at Keystone Communities in Mankato.

    July 24, 2014

  • Geralene Osborne.JPG Geralene "Gerry" Osborne

    Geralene "Gerry" Osborne, age 87, of Lake Crystal, died on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at Crystal Seasons.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ray Lund

    Ray Lund went to dance among the stars with the love of his life, "Sparky" (Brenda), on July 15, 2014 at his home in Mankato.

    July 23, 2014