Richard Bauer Cable was born Feb. 9, 1933, in Iowa County, Iowa, the son of Samuel S. and Marie (Bauer) Cable. He graduated from Deep River Millersburg in 1951. He served in the U.S. Air Force. On March 4, 1961, Richard was united in marriage to Vera Theresa Sheppard. He was a lifetime member of the Iburg Poulson VFW Post No. 8797 of Williamsburg and a member of the Millersburg American Legion Post No. 521. He enjoyed eagles and bird watching. Richard died Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, at VA Health Care System in Iowa City at the age of 83 years.
He is survived by two daughters, Patty Cable and Susie Ronek; two granddaughters, Hannah Cable-Larson and Renee Sorden-Winn; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Yvonne Grimm of Williamsburg and Barbara (Lee) Kreger of Cedar Rapids; a sister-in-law, Dixie Cable of Deep River; a brother-in-law, Myron Kinzler of Williamsburg; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Vera; sister, Marlys Kinzler; brother, Don Cable; and a brother-in-law, Eugene Grimm.
Graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at the Millersburg Cemetery. A general memorial fund has been established. Powell Funeral Home, North English, is in charge of arrangements. Messages and tributes may be left at www.powellfuneralhomes.com.