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Richard D. Partlow

Primghar, Iowa


March 14, 2019

Richard D. Partlow

Richard D. Partlow, age 72 of Primghar, Iowa who passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at his home in Primghar. His services were at 10:30 A.M. Monday, March 11, 2019 at the Grace Lutheran Church in Primghar, Iowa with Pastor John Adams ~ Officiating.

Burial was at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Primghar, Iowa.

Visitation with the family Present was from 3 to 5 P.M. Sunday, March 10, 2019 at the Eldridge Family Funeral Home in Primghar, Iowa.

Richard Duane Partlow (August 4, 1946 ~ March 5, 2019)

Richard Duane Partlow, the son of Duane and Marjorie (Carter) Partlow, was born on August 4, 1946, in Dexter, Iowa. He graduated from Menlo High School in 1964, and then attended Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri studying education, with and emphasis in social studies and history. He played Football for the Bearcats and continued to follow the team proudly for the rest of his life. He met his future wife Judy at NWMSU and the couple married on June 1, 1968, in Kansas City, Missouri. Together, they taught in Oregon, Missouri, Fontanelle, Iowa; Denison, Iowa and Maryville, Missouri. The couple moved to Primghar, Iowa where they settled and raised their family for 40 years. Dick served his community as a principal and superintendent in the Primghar, Sutherland and South O'Brien School Districts for many years, sharing his love of learning with many throughout his career. After leaving South O'Brien, he served as principal for the Farragut School District and then as a drug and alcohol treatment counselor at Compass Pointe. He spent his retirement years with his wife Judy, following the Northwest Bearcats Football team, traveling, and enjoying his 9 grandchildren. He passed away on March 5, 2019, reaching the age of 72 years, 7 months and 1 day.

Dick truly loved his grandchildren and took an active interest in their activities. Together with Judy he traveled to as many of their events as possible and followed them online when travel wasn't possible. He enjoyed gardening, golfing, and following his favorite sports teams, the Iowa Hawkeyes, South O'Brien Wolverines, and most importantly the Northwest Missouri Bearcats.

Dick's memory will be cherished by his three children, Sarah (Chris) Cline of Smithville, Missouri, Becca (Josh) Moermond of Sutherland, Iowa, and Ben (Kristene) Partlow of Gillette, Wyoming; nine grandchildren, Hannah, Noah, Madelyn, Case, Dain, Gabe, Ella, Karver, and Zane; his brother, Roger (Diana) Partlow of Menlo, Iowa; his brothers-in-law, Steve (Kathy) Clark of Overland Park, Kansas, Paul Clark of Wichita, Kansas; nieces and nephews; and many friends and loved ones.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Judy; his parents, Duane and Marge Partlow and his in-laws, Randolph and Mary Clark, and his grandparents.


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