Farming Rural 17

Richard D. Bessingpas

April 23, 1938 ~ June 8, 2022 (age 84)


Richard D. Bessingpas passed away June 8, 2022 at the age of 84 due to heart failure. He was born on the family farm in York Township on April 23, 1938 to Ronald & Myrtle Bessingpas. He attended Red Country School for the first eight years. He then attended Wykoff high school graduating in 1956. He enjoyed playing football in high school. Played adult softball for many years. He served two years as an MP in the United States Army. After serving in the military he returned to the family farm and farmed until early 1990s. He continued working in the Ag Industry until he retired. Richard was on the Lime Springs co-op board, a member of the American legion, served on the Wykoff school board, served several positions in Cherry Grove United Methodist Church. He and his wife were foster parents to many children over the years. He and Joan enjoyed the last 18 years wintering in McAllen, Texas and last 9 years camping during summer months at Harvest Farms. He was very dedicated to his wife, children and grandchildren.

Richard Is survived by his wife of 44 years Joan Bessingpas, four children Brian (Jen), Tina (Tom), Anna & Matt, and eight grandchildren. Also survived by brothers Percy (Paula) of Chatfield, MN and Paul of Rochester, MN.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers Kenneth and Craig, his sister in law Judi Bessingpas and daughter Debra St. Mane.

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Memorial Service
June 13, 2022

11:00 AM
Cherry Grove United Methodist Church

Cherry Grove, Minnesota

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