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Richard Getchell

June 7, 1933 — May 29, 2024

Richard Parker "Dick" Getchell , Age 90.

Passed away May 29, 2024. Dick was born June 7, 1933 in St. Paul and lived his life in the St. Paul / White Bear Lake area. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Evelyn, brother Bruce, and son Timothy. Dick is survived by his wife of 66 years Nancene, son and wife Chris and Christa, and grandchildren Padraic (Amanda) and Grace (Rodrigo)

A reluctant blind date led to a marriage within a year that lasted forever. He graduated from Central High School in St. Paul and the University of Minnesota where he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.

Dick retired from 3M and belonged to many organizations during his lifetime, often being an officer in the organization. His best times were spent with his two sons and then with his two grandchildren.

He loved traveling to Europe with Nancene, time at Whitefish Lake, being with his many friends, and enjoying the special parties he would often organize.

The last 9 years he enjoyed his life at Waverly Gardens. He used his leadership skills to help expand the woodworking shop and especially enjoyed singing with the Sawdusters.

The family is extremely grateful for the incredible care provided by the staff at Waverly Gardens, Health Partners Hospice, and Northern Stars Homecare.

Memorials to St. Andrew's Foundation Mighty Organ fund or Pastoral Care Fund, Minnehaha Academy Fund, or YMCA Camp Warren Getchell Family Endowment.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 11am on Wednesday July 17th at Saint Andrew's Church in Mahtomedi (900 Stillwater Road, Mahtomedi MN 55115) with a visitation beginning one hour before, and a lunch to follow the service.

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Wednesday, July 17, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Andrew's Lutheran Church

900 Stillwater Rd, Mahtomedi, MN 55115

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Wednesday, July 17, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

St. Andrew's Lutheran Church

900 Stillwater Rd, Mahtomedi, MN 55115

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