Condolence & Memory Journal

My deepest condolences; so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Linda Poggenpohl - Archdale, NC   January 08, 2016

We are so sorry for your loss. My parents, Frank and Elsie Frauenholz spoke so very well of Don and family. Jean and I extend our sympathy.

Posted by Ken Frauenholz - Swisher, IA - Friend of Richard and family.   January 06, 2016

So sorry for your loss.We will miss his stories about farming,how he grew up and the world around him. He was a wonderful neighbor and friend to me as well as my children. He shared his garden tomatoes with us and we shared our catfish with him every year. Everytime he was outside he would tell stories and talk with my 5 year old little girl and give her things,he will be greatly missed. It will be hard not seeing him wave goodbye and hello. Again so sorry for your loss he was a great man. Sincerely Dawn Holderness neighbor and friend 3216 E. Washington

Posted by Dawn Holderness - Iowa city, IA - Friend and Neighbor   January 06, 2016

Have a lot of great memories especially in my youth of your family.

It's times like this that also bring back memories of my sisters that have passed at such young ages-- Cheryl and Terry-- that spent a lot of their younger days with Donna Jean and all the good times they spent enjoying life.

Also was part of all the years my Dad John Sr. spent with Uncle Don on their farms before they retired and with Richard and Jimmy. Always thankful to be a part of those priceless memories.


John, Alice Anne, Lane Swenka

Posted by John Swenka - Coralville, IA - Nephew   January 06, 2016


My heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the family. Rest in peace Don, you'll be missed.

Posted by Patty (Lovetinsky) Dreckman - Van Buren, AR - niece   January 05, 2016

Our thoughts are with you, Richard, old friend.

Posted by Paul Davisson - Cedar Rapids, IA - friend of Rich   January 05, 2016