Richard C. Rainville, 89 of Marion died Sunday April 7, 2019 at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha. Services at 11:00 AM on Thursday at the Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories, Entombment in Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. There will be a visitation from 5 to 7 PM on Wednesday at the Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home.
Survivors include his wife, Velma, a daughter Judy Rainville of Cedar Rapids, two sons Daniel Rainville of Bethel, Missouri and Michael Rainville of Marion, four step-sons Dean and Roger Wassmer both of Marion, Barry Wassmer of Prairieburg, Jeff Wassmer of Peoria, Arizona, and one sister Virginia Heth of Marshalltown. He is also survived by many grandchildren, several great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. He was preceded in death by a sister Betty Carson.
Richard was born on July 3, 1929 in Walker the son of Carlton and Phyllis (McRoberts) Rainville. He married Velma I. Parton on August 28, 1981 in Marion. Richard worked as a line technician for Northwestern Bell for 40 years retiring in 1986. He later worked as a security officer at St. Luke’s Hospital for over 23 years.
Richard was a member of Lovely Lane United Methodist Church, the Veterans Public Safety Unit, and the Isaac Walton League. Richard enjoyed camping, canoeing, gardening, anything that had to do with the outdoors and especially the time spent with his grandchildren.
He will forever be remembered as a wonderful and caring husband, father, grandfather, and friend whose memory will be cherished by all who knew and loved him.
A memorial fund has been established.