Richard Lee Venem
JESUP – Richard Lee Venem, 89 years old of Jesup, IA, died Monday, February 19, 2018, at his home.

Funeral services were 10:30 a.m., Friday, February 23, at First Presbyterian Church, Jesup, IA with Rev. John C. White officiating. Music was by Shirley Bergman, organist and Nancy Eckholm, soloist. Military rites were conducted by Pump-Scheer American Legion Post #342 of Jesup. Casket bearers were Daniel Venem, John Venem, Adam Venem, Ryan Venem, Bryce Venem, Matthew Schmit, and Craig Herrmeyer. Burial was at Graceland Cemetery, New Hampton.

Visitation was from 4-8 p.m., Thursday, February 22 at the White Funeral Home, Jesup, and for an hour before services Friday at the church. Memorials may be directed to the First Presbyterian Church in Jesup or Cedar Valley Hospice. Online condolences may be posted at www.White-MtHope.com.

Richard was born June 8, 1928, at New Hampton, IA, the son of John R. Venem and Anna S. (Lewis) Venem. He graduated from New Hampton High School with the class of 1946. He then entered the United States Navy and served from 1946-1950. On January 31, 1951 he was united in marriage to Betty Jane Schuchhardt at Trinity Lutheran Church in New Hampton. Richard worked 30-plus years as a meat cutter at Rath Packing in Waterloo, IA. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Jesup and was a charter member of the Jesup Golf and Country Club. He was involved with the Jesup Little League program for several years as a coach and played adult league softball for Rath Packing.

Richard is survived by his wife, Betty of Jesup; one daughter, Linda (Larry) Schmit of Jesup; three sons, Wayne (Sue) Venem of Jesup, Roger (Lesa) Venem of New Hampton and Robert (Joan) Venem of Jesup; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandson; two step-grandchildren; and 4 step-great-grandchildren. His parents; one son, Richard E. Venem; one great-granddaughter, Addisyn Menuey; 1 half-sister, Irene Petterson; and 3 half-brothers, Adrian Venem, Eugene Venem, and Alton “Tony” Venem preceded him in death.
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