Richard ‘Dick’ Iverson

Sept. 12, 1926 - Jan. 11, 2006

Richard "Dick" Iverson, 79, of Fairchild, passed away Jan. 11, 2006, at Gunderson Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse.

Richard was born Sept. 12, 1926, in Eleva, the son of Elmer and Emma (Knutson) Iverson. He was baptized and confirmed at the Trinity Lutheran Church of Norden in rural Eleva. He married Delores Thompson on Feb. 17, 1951, in Strum. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. After his discharge, the couple lived in Waukesha and he worked at Miller Brewery before purchasing a Standard Oil station in Waukesha. He operated the station until he established a recreational vehicle business nearby. In 1978, the couple moved to Foster, where he recuperated from extensive surgery. In 1982, after nine years of retirement, the couple moved to Fairchild, where they owned and operated Iverson Barrel Inn Tavern. They closed the tavern in 1999, and since that time he operated Iverson Auto Sales. His hobbies were dealing with cars and raising his house cats.

He is survived by his wife, Dolores of Fairchild; his three sons, Richard Dale (Georgene), Randy (Carol) and Ronald (Tammy); his sister, Esther Gamroth; three grandchildren, Megan, Anthony and Eric Iverson; four step-grandchildren, Audrionna, Ashley and Autumn Spurling and Cassandra Embke; and mother-in-law, Geneva Thompson.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Irene Wenaas and Violet Olson.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 14, at Trinity Lutheran Church of Norden in rural Eleva with burial at the church’s cemetery.