Richard Lee Wynne, age 70, Fargo, ND passed away on Saturday, March 8,2014 at Sanford Health.

Richard was born July 22, 1943, son of Myron and Irene in Grand Forks, ND.

Richard had an adventurous spirit.   At a young age he departed from Grand Forks to experience as much as he possibly could.   He managed to travel to all states in the U.S but Hawaii eluded him.   His adventures even took him to Alaska where he worked as a chef on an oil rig in the Bering Sea. 

After his travels, Richard made his way back to Grand Forks where he met Lila Evenson.   They fell in love and married in 1970 and soon after moved to Lincoln, NE (Go Huskers!!) where they started their family together, having two children Laura and Renee.  They remained in Lincoln for 20 years until moving back to North Dakota to start the next phase of their life in Fargo. 

Richard worked as a cook and chef for over 50 years and even in retirement continued to work part-time at Howard Johnson as a banquet server.   Despite his frequent joke of enjoying such culinary delights as turtle soup and raw eggs or frog legs, he stuck to his cooking roots of providing classic American meals to thousands.

Richard enjoyed meeting new people, often starting conversations and building friendships with many he met.    He loved sharing laughs with others and always had a smile on his face.    He was compassionate and put family as his highest priority at every chance, cherishing holidays and other family events.    

Richard is survived by his wife Lila; daughters Laura Cadwallader and Renee (Shaheen) Pirasteh; grandchildren Danielle, Cody, Kira Cadwallader; brothers Myron Jr. and Delbert; sisters Diana Watland, Marlene (Gary) Barton, Beverly Ashley.  

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Leonard. 

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  1. Fargo ND
    Dear Lila, family,
    I am so sorry about your loss. Richard was a good friend to Virgil and I. We had many good laughs with him and Lila Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
    Sandra & Virgil Melby

  2. West Fargo ND
    all of us that sit in the West Acres Mall food court will miss you Richard & Lila Richard will be always in your heart & memories so remember that Lila.

  3. grandforks north dakotaRichards family,Sorry for your loss, I have thought about all the good times we had when we were kids growing up. our prayers are with you. Clayton Coble and Family (Your cousin)

  4. Rolla ND
    My deepest sympathy’s to the Wynne family. Richard was a great person. I only visited with him a few times, but will remember him forever.
    I am the youngest daughter to Rose Lafave Skavlem. Irene’s sister.
    God Bless you.

  5. West Fargo ND
    Lila, So very sorry to hear of the loss of your husband Richard, we will miss his Fun & laughter and Coffee needs when he would accompany you @ clinic visits. He was a wonderful guy. Take care of yourself Lila. Geri

  6. Although I did not know your loved one personally, I am truly sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in Gods promise found at Revelation 21:4- “And He will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more…”

  7. Dear Renee

    Sorry to hear the sad news. May god give you the strenght to withstand this calamity. Our hearful condolances from all of us at PDI India

  8. Wichita KSWe will never forget memories of times we shared with Richard. They were good times. We will always miss him.

  9. Fargo No. Dak.So sorry for your loss.
    We always enjoyed you and Rich coming to the food court and having coffee and visiting with us there.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Lila and family

    Bob and Marilyn Kramer

  10. Sheboygan WisconsinDear Lila and Family,

    We are very sorry for your lose. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    The Kerlin Family
    (Aunt LaVerne’s Girl)

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