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Posted by: Jr Mcdaniel - Ottumwa, IA - Friend   May 28, 2016

Dear Birchmier Family, It was my honor to work with Dick and attend his funeral in uniform representing the Shenandoah American Legion Post 88 Color Guard. It was moving and great to see all of you there at Mass and after. As I visited with you, I mentioned I don't know how Dick put up with me in the same office for over 20 years, but he did, and more so than anyone else ever could. That was his excellent

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Posted by: Ernie Aust - Shenandoah, IA - Friend   May 26, 2016

Yes,Dick was indeed the true gentleman. I too was a coworker and fellow engineer with Dick. He was never too busy for any question. He gave lots of good direction but then let you do your job until the next question. He was a good mentor and trainer. May God's peace be with his entire family. He is remembered fondly.


Posted by: Lee White - Ankeny, IA - Coworker   May 25, 2016

We were blessed to have Richard with us for a while at Golden Age Care Center. We appreciated having him here and residents and staff was able to share a small part of his life with him. Rest in peace our friend.


Posted by: Dalene Hamilton - Albia, IA - Acquaintance   May 25, 2016

Dick liked to walk the track at Howar school. This is where I met him. He was a regular walker at the track and used to bring his wife along to walk. Very nice man, soft spoken, friendly, and gentleman would be the word to describe Dick.
Condolences go out to the family.

Tony Shriver


Posted by: Tony Sshriver - Centerville, IA - Friend   May 24, 2016

So sorry to hear of the passing of Dick..he and Marti have been friends and co-workers for manykh years..like over 35!..John and Dick were in the Shenandoah SCS office until Dick was transfered to Centerville but we still did a lot of visiting. Our son, Jerry and family moved to Centerville when Dick requested Jerry to come and work as his teck. Then all of a suddened it was time to retirer and we visited back and forth a lot

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Posted by: Lorraine and John Mall - Ft.Myers, FL - Friend   May 24, 2016

Dick Birchmier was a perfect gentleman to associate and work with.

I was the District Clerk for the Page County Soil Conservation for twenty years. The offices were in the same building. We all became acquainted and friends.

We enjoyed playing bridge in our homes . My heart goes out to all of you and remember you as children.

I know he is with God and Marty. May God Bless you all.
Marjorie Wright


Posted by: Marjorie Wright - Shenndoah, IA - Friend   May 24, 2016

I worked with Dick as a fellow engineer with NRCS. I was the young guy on the block, but Dick was more than willing to help and share experience to bring me along. Now I am the one with 35 years of experience trying to help the younger guys. Dick will be remembered fondly by all of us in the NRCS family. May God's Peace help his family during this difficult time.


Posted by: Jeff Godwin - Atlantic, IA - Coworker   May 23, 2016

I am sad to hear of Mr. Birchmier's passing. He was such a nice gentleman. My sympathies to his daughter Suzie.


Posted by: Colene Chebuhar - Acquaintance   May 19, 2016

I am sad to hear of Mr. Birchmier's passing. He was such a nice gentleman. My sympathies to his daughter Suzie.


Posted by: Colene Chebuhar - Acquaintance   May 19, 2016