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Richard D. Shearer

Richard D. Shearer

Richard Shearer, age 89, of Mitchell, SD died Sunday, February 23, 2014 at Avera Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD. There will be no services per Richards request. Arrangements are under the direction of the Will Funeral Chapel.

Richard D. Shearer, son of Vernon and Maude (Wright) Shearer, was born July 31, 1924 in Mitchell, SD. He grew up in Mitchell and graduated from Mitchell High School. He went on to receive college degrees from Dakota Wesleyan University, South Dakota State University, Ohio University, and Northern State College.

Richard served in the US Navy from 1943 to 1946. After his discharge he returned to Mitchell. He was united in marriage with Selma Krueger on April 27, 1947 in Mitchell, SD. Richard taught math in Parkston and later Mitchell. He taught for 38 years retiring in 1986.

He was a member of First Lutheran Church in Mitchell. Richard enjoyed hunting, fishing and collecting coins.

Grateful for having shared his life are his wife, Selma Shearer, Mitchell, SD; three children, Robert Shearer, Salem, SD, Carolyn Shearer, Salem, SD, Sally Wobig, Canova, SD; nine grandchildren; six great grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Shirley Shearer, Carson City, NV, Betty Shearer, Phoenix, AZ; numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Esther and Vera; four brothers, S idney, Alfred, Otis and Fred; two sisters-in-law, Laura Shearer and June Shearer.