Parrott & Wood Chapel of Memories
Richard Dean Mingus was born on January 8, 1937, in Waterloo, the son of Ervin and Nettie Mae Mingus. He graduated from Waterloo East High in 1955. Richard served his country in the United States Navy. He was married to Joyce Brunko in Waterloo. She preceded him in death in 1998. In 1999, Richard was united in marriage to Jean Tomlinson. He worked at John Deere for 33 years, retiring in 1996. Richard was a member of Ascension Lutheran Church. He enjoyed golfing, bowling, traveling to Hawaii, and going on cruises. Richard died at the age of 83 on May 4, 2020, at MercyOne Hospital in Waterloo. He was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife along with a brother, Donald, and two sisters Katherine and Helen. Richard is survived by his wife, Jean; two sons, Dennis (Diana) and John Mingus of Des Moines; a daughter, Cindy (Tim) Cox; a brother, DeWayne; two sisters, Doris and Norma; two grandchildren, Crystal Mingus and Chris Neipert; and two great grandchildren, Danica and Dakota. Due to the Covid 19 virus, services will be held at a later date.
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