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Richard Seward, 83 - August 08, 2007


Richard R. “Dick” Seward, 83, of Johnson Lake died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2007, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
Services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Lexington with the Rev. Todd Karges officiating. Burial will take place at the Greenwood Cemetery at Lexington.
Seward was born on June 6, 1924, at Topeka, KS, to William and Nora (McCumber) Seward.
He was united in marriage to Louise McNown on July 7, 1945. To this union, five children were born—John, Rick, Randy, Brenda and Michelle.
Seward worked for Boeing Aircraft in Wichita, KS, and the City Bus and Goodyear Tire Company in Topeka. He spent 25 years at Quality Oil Company in Kearney and was the first to open a convenience store in Kearney, which offered the first car wash.
In 1971, he opened a convenience store south of Lexington with his son, Randy, called “Krazy Dick’s.”
In 1993, he was the first open heart patient at Good Samaritan Hospital and, after feeling better, became bored with being at home so he and his son opened up a bait shop, according to family members.
?He and his wife had celebrated 62 years of marriage in 2007, and most of those years were spent working side by side.
?Seward was a member of the Elk’s and Eagles Clubs of Kearney.
?He was preceded in death by: his parents, William and Nora; sister, Virginia Paris.
Survivors include: his wife, Louise Seward of Johnson Lake; three sons—John (Virginia) Fleenor of Topeka, KS, Rick (Joyce) Seward of Ord, and Randy (Ruth) Seward of Johnson Lake; two daughters—Michelle (Paul) Shelton of Gilbert, AZ, and Brenda (Brad) Meineke of Omaha; a sister, Ina Mae Lynn of San Antonio, TX; 16 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Memorials are suggested to the Seward family for later designation.

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