Richard E. DeWall, 83, of Grand Meadow, died Thursday morning, Nov. 7, 2013, at Grand Meadow Healthcare Center.

He was born Nov. 2, 1930, in Roosevelt Township, Iowa. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War from August 1952 through June of 1954. On Sept. 24, 1960, he was united in marriage to Florence E. Kylen in Swea City, Iowa. She died Aug. 25, 1994. Together they farmed near Grand Meadow for many years. He was an active member of the Grand Meadow Lutheran Church and held a variety of positions and served on many committees throughout his lifetime. He was a member of the Harry T. Anderson American Legion Post in Grand Meadow and for the last seven years, he resided at Grand Meadow Healthcare Center and was known as the John Deere man. He enjoyed playing cards

Survivors include four children, Linette (Mark) Heimbuch of Mason City, Iowa, Wayne (Cindy) DeWall of Grand Meadow, Renee (Matthew) Ziemer of Dover, Minn., and LuAnn (Eric) Ziemer of Rochester; ten grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Marie Baade of Humboldt, Iowa, and one brother, Leroy (Pat) DeWall of Caledonia.

In addition to his wife he was preceded in death by one sister and three brothers.

Funeral services were Monday at the Grand Meadow Lutheran Church with the Rev. Beth Krolak officiating and burial in Grand Meadow Cemetery with military rites by the Harry T. Anderson American Legion Post 140.

Hindt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.