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Richard F. Roenfeldt

Thursday, May 16, 2019

(1936-2019)

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Richard Fred Roenfeldt, passed away Friday, April 19th, 2019 at age of 83, in Sable Palms Assisted Living Facility, Largo Florida.

Memorial Services will be held at Berryman Funeral home in Cozad Ne, Saturday, June 8th, 2019 at 10:30am.

His ashes will be mixed with proceeded wife’s ashes of Nancy Lee Roenfeldt and scattered at a later date.

Richard was born in Grand Island, Nebraska on April 18th, 1936 to Russell F and Edna Alice Roenfeldt. He will be truly missed as he was a very smart business man, loving brother, father and husband.

He is survived by his sister and two brothers, Sharon Call of Cozad Ne, Toby Roenfeldt and Karen Woldt of Cozad Ne, Bob and Connie Roenfeldt of Cozad Ne.

Seven children; Steven and Sheila Dickinson of Tustin Ca, Michael and Terri Dickinson of Grand Island Ne, Rick and Marilyn Roenfeldt of Ashburn VA, Becky and Nick Freelend of Marquette Ne, Roger and Ellen Roenfeldt of Central City Ne, Randall and Mary (McDonald) Roenfeldt of Grand Island Ne and Kevin and Jaime Roenfeldt of Pinellas Park Fl.

Ten nephews and nieces, Twenty three Grandchildren and Twenty five Great-Grandchildren.

Richard grew up and lived most of his life in Grand Island Ne, graduating from Grand Island Senior High in 1953. Where he played on the 1953 Grand Island Senior High Hall of Fame state football championship team as a all-state running back and offensive line tackle.

Richard as a young man worked as a milk man at Fairacres Dairy which was followed by working for the Grand Island US Postal service as a letter carrier for many years.

Richard was married two times in his life. First to MaryAnne Mullen (Roenfeldt) Kaspar and then Nancy Lee (Meves) Roenfeldt.

Richard due to emphysema retired from the US Postal Service in 1978 and he and his wife Nancy created their first business called Nadi’s Cactus and Succulents. Which was mixed in with a ceramics business where they bought, grew, sold, cactus, succulents and ceramics. The ceramics were made in their business home from ceramic mud to kiln to hand painting of the “Hobo Clown peanut cactus holder”. With the entire mix of the business he and Nancy traveled yearly though out Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, California and Florida buying plants to grow and resell.

Richard was also a licensed auctioneer, antique dealer and appraiser. Which lead into opening Roenfeldt’s antique store and followed by Roenfeldt’s Gift Shoppe in Grand Island Mall.

Some of his passions were cooking, traveling, nice cars, stock market and his family.

In 1997 he retired and he and his wife Nancy moved to Treasure Island Fl, to enjoy the warm weather, beaches and fresh seafood life.

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