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OBIT: Richard “Dick” Francis Nettleton

Clear Lake- Richard “Dick” Nettleton 84, died Thursday, September 1, 2022, at his home.

A memorial visitation will be held Tuesday, September 6, 2022, with the family greeting friends from 5:00-7:00 p.m. A scriptural wake service will follow at 7:00 p.m. at Ward Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 310 1st Ave. North, Clear Lake, Iowa 50428.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 7, 2022, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 1001 9th Ave. South, Clear Lake, Iowa with Rev. Josh Link officiating. The family will greet friends following the memorial mass at The Lady of the Lake. Inurnment will take place in Elmwood St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Mason City at a later date.

Memorials may be directed to the family that will distribute them to Dick’s favorite charities.

Richard Francis Nettleton was born July 7, 1938 in Mason City, IA, the son of Dr. Thomas A. and Hazel (Coe) Nettleton. Dick graduated from St. Joseph’s Catholic High School in 1956, and attended St. John’s University in Minnesota, graduating in 1960.
Dick was united in marriage to Ann Hardy on June 16, 1962; to this union, six children were born. Ann passed away in April of 1997.

Dick married Sue Golly on July 4, 2000 and welcomed her sons, Joe and Justin, into his life.

Dick grew up with a love of nature and spent his entire life hunting and fishing with his father, siblings, and grandchildren. He was a man of unwavering faith who loved his family and everything outdoors.

Dick is survived by his wife Sue, children, Peter (Michelle), Bill (Nicole), Paul, Jim (Jana), Karen, and Mary, Joe and Justin; grandchildren Ben, Levi, Haley, Jack, Nick, Aurora, Alexandria, Joe (Kaitlyn), Kelsey, Samantha (David), Quincy, Gabriel, Annora, and Ophelia; great-grandchildren Kendall, Walker, and Scarlet; siblings Bob (Pat), Mike (Mary), Judy (Greg) JoAnn (Bill), Pat (John) and sister-in-law Bonnie, brothers-in-law Steve (Cammi), Paul (Lenny), mother-in-law Karen along with several nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

Dick was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Ann, his sister Connie and brother-in-law Joe, and brother Terry.
Ward Van Slyke Colonial Chapel 310 1st Ave. North Clear Lake, Iowa 50428


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