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Richard "Dick" Barry Iverson

July 13, 1941 ~ February 13, 2024 (age 82) 82 Years Old

Richard "Dick" Iverson Obituary

Richard "Dick" B. Iverson, age 82, of Glenwood, died on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, at Glacial Ridge Hospital in Glenwood. A Memorial Service celebrating his life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 22nd at Scandia Lutheran Church, rural Glenwood, with Pastor Ron Knutson officiating. Visitation will be at the church, one hour prior to the service. Inurnment in the church cemetery will take place at a later date. Arrangements are with Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home of Glenwood.

Richard “Dick” Barry Iverson was born on July 13, 1941 at Glenwood Hospital to Ben and Bertha (Sande) Iverson. Dick grew up on Lake Gilchrist and attended the Pope County District #2 country school through the 8th grade, when his family moved to Anoka. He graduated from Anoka High School in 1959 and joined the U. S. Navy in 1960, serving as an “oiler” on the USS Chowanoc. His ship ported in Japan, Alaska, Mexico, San Diego and Hawaii. He was honorably discharged in 1964. On March 30, 1962 he was wed to Rebecca Johnson in Watertown, SD. They resided in Minneapolis. Dick and Becky had one daughter, Ilona Kay. After the Navy, Dick worked as a diesel mechanic repairing tractor trailers and refrigerated trucks for a variety of companies including Greyhound Lines, National T Supermarkets, Red Owl Foods, International Harvestor and Fleming (Gateway Foods). Dick also worked as an independent carpenter and as an apartment complex maintenance manager.

In 1974, Dick and his family moved to the Brooten area where they lived until 1983, when they moved back to the metro area, living first in Minneapolis and then in Shoreview. Sadly, Becky passed away from cancer in 2000. Shortly thereafter, Dick decided to retire to his 40 acres near Scandinavian Lake outside of Glenwood. He and Becky had purchased the “40” in 1987, and placed a trailer house on the parcel. After his retirement in 2001, he built the current house.

Following Becky’s death, Dick was fortunate to find love once again. On Oct. 6, 2001, he was united in marriage to Amy Bagstad. The two, along with their combined families, enjoyed 22 years of memories. Dick especially loved sharing his “40” with family and friends, giving them tours, seeing the wildlife and sharing the produce from his garden and fruit trees and the fish he caught and pickled. He spent hours trimming trees and clearing brush on the property and driving his golf cart on the many trails.

Dick was a devoted, active member of Scandia Free Lutheran Church. He helped maintain the building, served as a trustee, and was on the cemetery committee. He loved to work with his hands and wood, refinishing and restoring antique furniture. For a period of time, he and Becky, along with his sister, Rosemary and her husband, ran an antique shop with locations in Minneapolis and Sedan. His favorite collections were hand-painted plates, glassware, crockery and oak furniture. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and gambling.

Dick passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024, at the age of 82, following colon cancer surgery at Glacial Ridge Hospital. He will be remembered for his huge, tender heart, and his love of family and the outdoors.

Dick is survived by his wife, Amy; daughter, Ilona (Derrick) Fouks of Deer Park, WI, step-daughters, Jody (Neal) Alder of Lamars, IA, Jenell (Scott) Mitteness of Kerkhoven; step-sons, Wayne Bagstad of Lake Gilchrist and Vaughn (Kristy) Bagstad of Lamars, IA; four grandchildren, Jessica (Cedric) Lara, Brandon (Bekah) Fouks, Nathan (Samantha) Fouks, and Cameron Fouks; Amy’s eight grandchildren; his four great-grandchildren, Lacey Fouks, Atticus and Otto Fouks, and Ophelia Lara; Amy’s 19 great-grandchildren; his sister, Bonnie Fread; and brother, Raymond Iverson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Bertha Iverson, his first wife, Rebecca; granddaughter, Shannon Fouks; brothers, Russell and Ronald Iverson; sisters, Rosemary Honey and Pamela Kelly; half-brother, Herbert Erickson; half-sisters, Alphie “Joey” Cain and Ethelwyn "Wyn" Mattheisen.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
March 22, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Scandia Lutheran Church (Glenwood)

Memorial Service
Friday
March 22, 2024

11:00 AM
Scandia Lutheran Church (Glenwood)

Inurnment at a later date

Scandia Lutheran Church
20192 Co. Rd. 8
Glenwood, MN 56334

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