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Information for Richard William “Dick” Mesenbrink
31 October, 1910 – 5 October, 1987
From The Idaho Press Tribune
October, 1987

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Richard Mesenbrink

    Richard W. "Dick" Mesenbrink, 76, of Nampa, died Monday, Oct. 5, at his home of natural causes.  At his request, there will be no services.
    Mr. Mesenbrink, a retired painter, was born Oct. 31, 1910, at Crawford County, Iowa, where he was reared and educated, graduating from high school in 1928.  He later moved to Bonners Ferry.
    He married Marian LaFountain Feb. 1, 1936, at Bonners Ferry.  They made their home at Bonners Ferry where he was self employed as a painter.  In 1977, they moved to Boise, and to Nampa in 1979, where they had since made their home.
    While living at Bonners Ferry, he was an active member of the Lions Club; he also was a member of the Nampa Elks Lodge No. 1389.
    He is survived by his wife of Nampa; four daughters and two sons-in-law, Donna K. and Jerry Moorhead of Nampa, Nancy Lee Plumlee of Vancouver, Wash., Lynne Derr of Walnut Creek, Calif., and Jeanne and Jim Littleton of Spokane, Wash.; a son and daughter-in-law, James W. and Bernice Mesenbrink of Nampa; three sisters, Ina May of Los Angeles, and Arlean Groth and Leone Secor, both of Guerneville, Calif.; a brother, Leo Mesenbrink of Winnemucca, Nev.; 15 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by a son, Richard W. Mesenbrink in November 1975; and a sister Neva.

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