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Richard Whitlatch04/10/2018
Richard Lee Whitlatch was born February 25, 1942, in Columbia, Iowa the son of Kenneth and Francis (Goemaat) Whitlatch

Richard graduated from Knoxville High School with the Class of 1960. Following high school, he worked shelling corn.

On April 7, 1963, Richard was united in marriage to Loretta Hartness at the Eden Church west of Knoxville.

Richard work as a tool and die engineer for Vermeer for 47 ½ years prior to his retirement. He worked in plant 1 for his entire career at Vermeer.

In his spare time, Richard enjoyed his horses, working in his shop, and attending the Knoxville races.

Richard passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at the Pella Regional Health Center at the age of 76 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents.
Richard Whitlatch
Those left to cherish Richard’s memory include his wife, Loretta; daughters: Christine (Daryl) DeMoss of Knoxville and Lynelle (David) Conway of Mound, MN; grandchildren: Cheyenne (Frank, Jr.) Mathias, Grace Conway, and Derrick Six; great-grandchild, Fawkes Mathias; siblings: Dorothy (Richard) Kindley of Knoxville, Doris (Gary) Thompson of Newton, and Robert (Edna) Whitlatch of Knoxville and many other family members and friends.

For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to The ALS Association Iowa Chapter or to the Knoxville Public Library.