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Richard "Dick" Sullivan


Richard L. "Dick" Sullivan, 85, of Cascade, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday, March 17, 2018, in Cascade. Friends and relatives of Dick may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, at Reiff Funeral Home in Cascade, where a wake service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friends may also call after 9 a.m, Wednesday at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian burial for Dick will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 21, at St. Martin's Catholic Church in Cascade with the Rev. Douglas Loecke presiding. Burial will be held in Calvary Cemetery in Cascade with full military honors afforded by the Cascade American Legion Post No. 528.
He was born Oct. 27, 1932, in Monticello, Iowa, the son of Leo and Virginia (Smith) Sullivan. He received his education from St. Mary's High School in Cascade. On Oct. 22, 1955, he was united in marriage to Nancy C. Kauder at St. Martin's Catholic Church in Cascade. Dick served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Dick's family owned and operated the Cascade Pioneer for many years.
He was a member of St. Matthias Parish in Cascade. He also was a member of the Cascade American Legion Post No. 528 and a former member of the Cascade Jaycees, where he served as past president.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy Sullivan of Cascade; five children, Shawn (Mark) Curoe of Aurora, Ill., Tara (Jim "Jake") Noonan of Cascade, Lisa (Tom) Roth of Bellevue, Bridget (Mike) Rea of Cascade and Ryan Sullivan of Cedar Rapids; 15 grandchildren, Cameron and Cale, Brynn, Blaine and Kaleb, Nicole, Megan and Rachel, Calvin, Colin, Claire, Chloe and Corinne, and Ethan and Rylan; 13 great-grandchildren, with two more on the way; one brother, John (Lois) Sullivan of Cascade; three sisters-in-law, Rita Kauder and Joan Kauder, both of Cascade, and Diana Kauder of Dubuque; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Norma (Robert) Kurt; two sisters-in-law, Jacquie (Lavern) Lambert and Phyllis (John "Skip") Dolphin;
and three brothers-in-law, Fred, Kenneth "P.J." and William "W.J." Kauder.
In lieu of flowers, a Richard Sullivan memorial fund has been established.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.reifffuneralhomeinc.com.