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scan_pic0008Oelwein- Richard H. “Dick” Brickman, of Oelwein, died Friday, Sept 24, at East Towne Manor Care, Independence of natural causes.

He was born May 16, 1913 at Oran Township, Fayette County, Fairbank, Iowa, son of Henry and Jennie (Stohr) Brickman.

He attended Oran Consolidated School, Oran, IA.

He married Edna L. (Olander) Nichols on June 26, 1940 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Fairbank.  Edna died November 4, 1987.  He married Irene (Lenius) Fink on January 1, 1989 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Fairbank.  Irene died on October 18, 1993.  He married Naomi (Smith) Getz on September 16, 1995 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Fairbank, she died  in January 2007.

Survived by:  two step daughters, Barb Strang, Iowa City and Pat (Getz) Kuenz, St. Louis MO.  Two stepsons, Les Getz, LaPorte City and Gaylon Fink, Waterloo.  One step grandson, James Bentley of  Oelwein, whom he raised.  Also fourteen step grandchildren, sixteen step great grandchildren, seven great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Preceded by: his parents, his three wives, Edna, Irene and Naomi.  One step stepson Larry Fink, one brother , Dale Brickman and one sister, Edna Youngblut.

Service at: 10:30 a.m. on Monday, September 27th, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Fairbank, with burial in Floral Hills Cemetery, Hazleton.   Visitation on Sunday, September 26 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home and on Monday an hour before services at the church.

Memorials may be given in his name to St. John’s Lutheran Church, Fairbank, Iowa.

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