Richard “Dick” Tschetter, 95 died January 23, 2014 at his residence. He was born to Peter P. and Carra (Dirks) Tschetter on December 17, 1918 in Canton, KS. He grew up at Bridgewater and Freeman, SD and graduated from Freeman High School. He also graduated from Grace Bible Institute (now Grace University) in Omaha, NE and from Bethel College in North Newton, KS.
While at Grace, Dick met and married Ruth Garbers. He pastored St. Paul’s Evangelical Reformed Church of Council Bluffs, IA, Herold Mennonite Church of Bessie, OK, St. John Mennonite Church, Pandora, Mt. Olivet Mennonite Church of Huron, SD and First Mennonite Church of Pretty Prairie, KS. After his retirement he served on the staff of Ebenezer Mennonite Church of Bluffton, OH.
In addition to his love for his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and his wife and family, he loved to read and study God’s Word. His personal library contained over 2, 500 volumes.
He is survived by his wife of sixty-five years, his daughter Rosalyn (Doug) Lehman of Mt. Cory; a son Russell (Mary) Tschetter of North Bend, OR; granddaughters Carra and Amanda Lehman of Portland, OR; step-grandchildren Jessica (Stuart) Smith of Bartow, FL; Bob Little of Seattle, WA; Lindsay Little of Livingston, MT; and Joey Little of North Bend, OR; step-great grandsons Dominic and Dawson of Livingston, MT; a brother Paul Tschetter of Phoenix, AZ; and a sister Caroline (Dalton) Jones of San Antonio, TX. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Eva Ruth Tschetter Trammel.