March 13, 1930 ~ January 25, 2012
Richard Tewksbury, 81, died Jan. 25, 2012 at the Veteran's Hospital in Fargo, ND.
He was born in Grafton, ND on March 13, 1930 to Warren and Nettie (Starkson) Tewksbury of Larimore, ND. At a young age he moved with his parents to Cando, ND and completed his high school education at Washburn, ND. Richard attended NDSU, graduating with a degree in agriculture in 1954. He was active in student government, AGR fraternity, Blue Key and others. He was given the honor of being a "Senior who made things Go". Activated as a member of the Fargo Air National Guards he served in the Korean War. On Dec. 28, 1952 he married Juanita Olson of Edgeley, ND . After graduation from NDSU he taught in Medina ND starting a new FFA chapter. Richard and Juanita moved to Edgeley in 1956 where they had a dairy and crop farm. He was a member and officer of Zion Lutheran Church, Board Member of the Edgeley Creamery and Farmers Union Oil Co. He was on the organizing committee that started the first kindergarten in Edgeley. He retired from farming in 1998 moving to Fargo, ND and wintering in Mesa, AZ.
Richard is survived by his wife of 59 years, Juanita. One son, Scott (Jodi Miedema), Edgeley; 2 daughters, Deborah (Bobby) Koepplin, Valley City, ND and Kathy (Douglas) Hegseth, Lakeville MN, 7 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, 1 brother Lewellyn (Florence) Tewksbury, 2 sisters; Ardis (Harry) Schacher, Jeannie (John) Bargen. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother-in-law, Bill Byle & a sister-in-law Cleojean Roster.