Richard Alvin Meader, the son of the late William and Betty (Hanson) Meader, was born on June 3, 1950, at Greenbush, Minnesota. He attended school and grew to manhood at Karlstad and was baptized and confirmed at Bethel Lutheran Church in Karlstad. He worked for various area farmers over the years. Since October 31, 2003, Richard has resided at the Eagle’s Haven Group Home in Crookston. He had various health issues for many years and passed away at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, North Dakota, on Monday morning, May 14, 2012, at the age of 61 years, 11 months and 11 days.
He is survived by one brother: Bill (Myrna) Meader, of Karlstad; two sisters: Janet (John) Larsen, of Soudan, Minnesota, and Darlene Amundson, of Karlstad; in addition to several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents and siblings: Randy, Sharon, Kathy and twins: Bill and Betty in infancy.