Richard Ourada

Richard Ourada

Ourada-RichardRichard “Dick” A. Ourada age 67 of Walnut Grove passed away Friday, April 19, 2013 at Methodist Hospital in Rochester after a battle with cancer.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at English Lutheran Church in Walnut Grove with Pastor Tim Holt officiating. Casketbearers will be Rick, John, Jason and Steve Ourada.

Visitation is 5:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Walnut Grove Funeral Home and will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday. Private family burial will take place at a later date. Online condolences may be sent at Stephens Funeral Service – Walnut Grove Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Richard Ourada was born February 24, 1946 in Tracy, MN to Lad and Mae (Harlan) Ourada. He attended school in Walnut Grove. Dick enlisted in the US Navy serving as Military Police and was stationed in Charleston, SC and Europe. Following his discharge he returned to Walnut Grove. On October 14, 1967 he was united in marriage to Vickie Wells in Tracy. Dick worked at the blacksmith shop with his dad and brother. He later worked at Fagen Brownlee & Hayes for 27 years, and most recently at Mid State Mechanical as a supervisor. Dick was a member of the Walnut Grove American Legion. He enjoyed watching golf, especially Tiger Woods, baseball, especially the Twins, and cops shows. Dick loved spending time in his backyard, barbequing, bird watching, gardening, and taking care of his yard. He also enjoyed bullhead fishing.

Dick is survived by his children: Rick (Connie) Ourada of Walnut Grove, John (Teresa) Ourada of Walnut Grove, and Jason (Lisa) Ourada of Wabasso; grandchildren: Jessica, Derick, Joshua, Jillian, Cora Mae, Evelyn, David, and John Jr.; step grandchildren: Nicholas Goblirsch, Lacey DeGreeff, Joshua DeGreeff, and Abra Johnson; brother Steve (Bette) Ourada of Walnut Grove; and many other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Vickie, granddaughter Emma, and sister Rose Dehn.

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