Sunday, December 13, 2009

Richard Alfred Herlevi

Richard Alfred Herlevi 78, died Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at the home of his brother, Waino, in Orem, Utah.

Dick was born April 19, 1931 in Scofield, UT to John Jalmer and Lillie Jarvi Herlevi. Dick was the third of eight children born to John and Lillie, four of whom survived to adulthood: Lillian LaVern Skadsberg, Diluth, MN; Walter Herlevi, Oak Harbor, WA; and Waino Herlevi, Orem, UT.

Dick attended schools in Scofield, UT, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Price, UT where he played the tuba in the Price Jr. High and Carbon High School Bands.

Dick loved to hunt and shot his first deer at age 11 with a single shot 22. He loved to hunt deer and elk and was an avid fisherman.

Dick joined the Air Force in 1949 and was a veteran of the Korean War.

He worked for Kraync Motors for 11 years and then was a mechanic for General Electric in Salt Lake City for 26 years until his retirement in 1994.

Dick spent his weekends in Scofield until he retired and then moved there permanently. He passed his time hunting and fishing, riding his ATV, keeping tabs on the town, caring for his yard and the cemetery, and selling nightcrawlers. He was an excellent cook--jams, jellies, pastries, and ribs were some of his specialties.

Dick was proceeded in death by his parents, and his first beagle, Killer #1.

He is survived by a sister and 2 brothers: LaVern Skadsberg, Walter (Esther) Herlevi, and Waino (Bette) Herlevi; nephews: Rick (Kelli), Jason (Kyoko), and Jon (Teresa), and niece: Kristine. And great -nieces: Summer and Sierra, and great-nephew: Cole Richard. And his loyal companion, Killer #2.

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