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February 9, 1942 – Sunday, August 26, 2012

Service Information
Peterson Chapel in St. Michael, MN
Saturday, September 1, 2012
11:00 A.M.

Visitation Information
Peterson Chapel in St. Michael, MN
Friday, August 31, 2012
4-7 P.M.

Richard “Dick” Guy Wooton, age 70, of St. Michael passed away on Sunday, August 26, 2012 at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids.

He was born on February 9, 1942 in Newton, Iowa the son of Guy & Arline Beemer Wooton.

Richard was raised and grew up in Batavia, Illinois.

He honorably served his Country in The United States Army in VietNam from 1964 until 1966 and continued to faithfully support many veteran’s organizations.

Richard began delivering papers at the age of eleven and continued to work hard all of his life. He took pride in a job well done. Richard was employed for almost thirty years at Satellite Industries/Shelters and was still an employee at the time of his death. He enjoyed his job and found many friends in his coworkers.

At age 31, Richard found himself widowed with 3 very young children. Without hesitation he put everything he had into being an amazing single father! Family was very important to Richard and he proved that yet again a few years later by taking a 5 year old little boy into his heart and raising him as his own. Richard enjoyed reading and had an insatiable thirst for knowledge, which he made sure to share with everyone. He had a love of classic cars, spending time outdoors and animals.

Survived by his loving companion: Barbara Blosberg of Champlin; children: Michael Wooton of Hastings, Richard Wooton, Tammy (Brian) Cornell of St. Cloud and Jason (Angie) Olson of Las Vegas; grandchildren: Blake, Tyler, Mason, Briana, Joshua, Madison, Natalie, Maddie and Mikey; a sister: Pegi Wallace of Oregon ; other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by his wife: Peggy, a grandson: Nicholas Wooton and by his parents.

Funeral services for Richard Wooton will be held on Saturday, September 1, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at The Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home.

A visitation will be held on Friday, August 31st from 4-7 P.M. at the funeral home. Further visitation will be held on Saturday, September 1st one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

Interment with military rites Tuesday, September 4th at 10:30 A.M. at Fort Snelling National Cemetery .

Honorary Pallbearers will be Ronald Taylor, Todd Taylor, Scott Wallace, Steve Wallace, Mark Wallace, Tim Hoeft and Carl Bursch.

The Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home is serving the family.

5 Guestbook Entries

  1. Jan Shaver

    Tammy; My prayers go out to your family. I know how much your Dad meant to you. Matt has a football game on Friday so I will in Bemidji all weekend. Take care of yourself! Miss you! Jan

  2. Rachel Lamport

    Dearest Family of Richard “Dick” Wooton, I join with so many others who knew Dick in offering our deepest sympathy on his passing. Although it is little consolation at this sad time, it should be of some satisfaction to know that in his passing you can celebrate the end of a very long and productive life.

    The measure of a life well-lived is not in how much money one has or what possessions they have accumulated, but rather through the lives they touched and the sorrow they leave behind. If the outpouring of sympathy on his loss is any indication, and it most certainly is, you can proudly and confidently say that his indeed was a life well-lived.

    May you find peace and comfort in knowing that his loss is felt by all who knew and loved him, especially his Satellite Family.

    In Sympathy,
    The Kansas City Branch
    Rachel Lamport

  3. Barbara Blosberg

    Thank you so much for twenty beautiful years. Dick, you brought me more joy than I thought was possible. Thank you for the precious gift of your dear family. You will be in my heart always, darling. Love, Barbara

  4. Ron Lintz

    My condolences to the family of Dick Wooton. Dick was truly one of a kind! He was a true professional and a classic gentleman. He never ceased to amaze me with his knowledge, wit and honesty. You always knew where you stood with Dick, and he achieved that with grace and aplomb. The world is missing one fine “straight-shooter” in Dick Wooton. He will be missed.

  5. John Markeson

    Condolences to the Wooten family on your loss.


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