The memorial service for Richard D. “Dick” Irvin will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Rochester, with the Rev. Joel Haak officiating. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Preston at a later date.
Mr. Irvin, 74, of Rochester, died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, at his home surrounded by his family. Dick was born May 13, 1943, in Austin to David and Olga Swanson Irvin. He graduated from Adams High School in 1961. Dick was an Army veteran. On Oct. 12, 1968, he married the love of his life, Suzanne Whipple, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Rochester, and the couple lived in Grand Meadow for eight years before settling in Rochester. He graduated from Rochester Community College and worked as a journeyman carpenter for many years. Dick was a longtime union member, a member and past commander of the American Legion, the Elks, the 40/8, and Trinity Lutheran Church.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Suzanne; his three children, Laura Irvin, of Minneapolis, Matthew (Sherry) Irvin, of Rochester, Michael Irvin, of Austin; his four grandchildren, Kaylyn Irvin Marcinak, Adam Irvin, Ethan Irvin, and Ella Irvin Marcinak; and his four siblings, Patricia (Earle) Stevemer, of Sleepy Eye, Minn., Robert (Connie) Irvin, and Donald (Renita) Irvin, both of Rose Creek, and Susan Irvin (Kathy Swiger), of Alexandria, Va.