Richard L. Surface

November 14, 1945 ~ October 2, 2018 (age 72)

Richard L. Surface of Claypool, Indiana passed away at 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at his residence at the age of 72. 

He was born on November 14, 1945 in Warsaw, Indiana to Cornelius Surface and Irene (Brown) Surface. 

Richard was a lifetime resident of Kosciusko County, Indiana where he was a 1964 graduate of Mentone High School.  In 1965 he enlisted and proudly served in the U.S. Army serving in Vietnam until 1967.  For a number of years he worked in construction until his employment with Zimmer, Inc. of Warsaw in the grounds and maintenance department, retiring in 2000.  He was a member of the American Legion Post #49 in Warsaw, and he will be dearly missed by his family and many friends. 

He will be lovingly remembered by his two sons:  Ben Surface (Claypool, Indiana); Josh Surface (Indiana); two granddaughters, and one great-grandson.  Also surviving are his two sisters:  Catherine Surface (Warsaw, Indiana); Karen (husband Sam) Brown (Warsaw, Indiana); and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Tonya in 1975, and two brothers, David and John Surface.           

A memorial service will be held on Friday, October 5, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road, Warsaw, Indiana, and officiated by Pastor Ken Chupp.  Military rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post 49, V.F.W. #1126 both of Warsaw and active duty members of the Indiana Army Honor Guard.  There will be time for visitation an hour prior to the service from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.  Burial will take place at a later date at Oakwood Cemetery of Warsaw.

Memorial donations in Richard’s name may be directed to the American Legion Post #49, 301 N. Buffalo Street, Warsaw, Indiana  46580 and would be appreciated by the family.

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