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Richard Wentworth "Dick" Pace
May 22, 1936–March 15, 2015
Richard "Dick" Pace, 78, passed away at his home on March 15, 2015. Funeral services were held at the Wyoming United Methodist Church on Thursday, March 19 at 10:30 a.m. Visitation was held on Wednesday, March 18 from 4 - 7 p.m. at Lahey Funeral Home in Wyoming. Burial was at the Wyoming Cemetery.
Richard Wentworth Pace was born on May 22, 1936 to Earnest Dean Pace and Leta (Tasker) Pace in Harrison, Arkansas. He attended school in Rogers, Arkansas and Harrison, Arkansas. Dick moved to Iowa in 1957. On June 7, 1959 Dick married Virginia Buresh in Wyoming.
Dick was a member of the Wyoming United Methodist Church. He served his country as a member of the United States Air Force from 1958 - 1960. He was a Top Secret Command Clerk in the Air Force Security Service. He was stationed at St. Lawrence Island in Alaska.
Dick worked as a welder for twenty years at FMC in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. In 1974, Dick fulfilled his dream of farming and he and Virginia established a dairy farm milking Jersey cows northeast of Wyoming. Due to Dick's health, they sold the cows in 2000 and for a few years raised goats. Dick was proud to call himself a farmer and no matter how hard the work, how long the day, or how big the challenge, he was there to fulfill his responsibility to the land and to the animals he attended.
Dick was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to many. He leaves us with many happy memories, great stories to tell and some unique "Dick" wisdom.
Dick is survived by his wife, Virginia; his daughters Cindy (Steve) Dirks of Wyoming, Jennifer (Tom) Orr of Canton and Patti (Brian) Tracy of Wyoming; grandsons Cody Dirks, Brandon Dirks, Cody Tracy, Ethan Orr and Jensen Orr; a brother Roy Pace of Corinth, Mississippi, a sister Beverly Ann Thomas of Rogers, Arkansas and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter who died in infancy, five brothers, three step-sisters, and his loving cat Sparky.

Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
Source: Midland Times, Wyoming, Iowa, 20 March 2015


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