GOSHEN — Richard “Dick” L. Dubbs, 88, died in his home early Saturday morning, June 7. He had been in failing health the past eight years.
He was born Sept. 27, 1925, in Goshen to Raymon and Vera (Keyser) Dubbs.
On June 9, 1973, he married Ruth M. Riedel, in Topeka.
She survives along with two daughters, Cheryl (Larry) Callan of Elkhart and Cindy (Mike) Fodor of Goshen; three stepchildren, Robyn (Richard) Buenger of Goshen, Dan Henderson of Roanoke, Va., and Jonathan (Ana) Henderson of Tucson, Ariz.; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a sister, Velma Detwiler of Spanaway, Wash., and a brother, Larry (Trudy) Dubbs of Goshen.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a granddaughter, Gayte Buenger and a brother, Norman Dubbs.
He served with the U.S. Marines during WWII, and worked as a supervisor at NIPSCO. He was also a post commander and fire chief for the Topeka Fire Department.
Dick was a member of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, Goshen Amateur Radio Club, Sunrisers Kiwanis Club, American Legion and Swinging Hoosier Squares, a square dancing club.
He volunteered as a Boy Scout leader, drove a bus for Goshen Community Schools and Bethel College, and helped install lifelines for Goshen General Hospital.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 9, at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home.
A 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 10, funeral service will be conducted at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church. Pastor Dick Rinearson will officiate.
Cremation will follow the service and burial will be at a later date in Eden Cemetery, Topeka. Memorial contributions may be given to St. Mark’s or Goshen Home Care and Hospice.
Online condolences may be shared at www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.