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Staff Sergeant Richard John Shepard

Born February 25, 1925 in Waverly, IA and died April 30, 2015 in Cedar Falls, IA.

Richard John Shepard joined the United States Army May 31, 1943 in Camp Dodge, IA, served during the World War II era and reached the rank of Staff Sergeant before being discharged August 7, 1945 in Fort Sheridan, IL.

Staff Sergeant Richard John Shepard is buried at Oakland Cemetery in Janesville, Iowa and can be located at

Armed Forces Grave Registration

Release Date May 1, 2078

Obituary

Richard John Shepard, 90, of Janesville, Iowa, died on Thursday, April 30, 2015, at the Windsor Nursing and Rehab Center in Cedar Falls.

Dick was born on February 25, 1925, in the Janesville area, the son of Clarence Leslie and Anna Lenore (Zolar) Shepard. He was baptized in Janesville and attended school in Janesville, graduating in 1942. He served in the US army Air Corps from January of 1943-1945.He was united in marriage to Florence Mae Smith on July 23, 1948, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. He worked Construction Machinery of Waterloo from 1942 until his retirement in February of 1990.

Dick was dedicated member of the Masonic Lodge, Eastern Star, American Legion, VFW, the Janesville Volunteer Fire Department and served on the Janesville City Council. In his spare time, Dick enjoyed fishing, woodworking, stainglass work, gardening, snowmobiling and painting.

Dick is survived by his wife, Florence, nine nieces, seven nephews, and several great and great-great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, and three sisters.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at the Janesville United Methodist Church with Pastor Mary Schnepf officiating. Burial will be held at a later date in Oakland Cemetery, Janesville. Visitation will be held on Wednesday at the church from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the church. Memorials may be directed to the family. Online condolences may be left at www.kaisercorson.com

Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home, Waverly is assisting the family 319-352-1187 – See more at: http://www.kaisercorson.com/obituary/Richard-John-Shepard/Janesville-IA/1504722#sthash.t6m7Nlxc.dpuf

“Richard Shepard Obituary,” Kaiser Corson Funeral Homes, Inc., accessed October 11, 2015. http://www.kaisercorson.com/obituary/Richard-John-Shepard/Janesville-IA/1504722.

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