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Richard Samland, Sr.

July 18, 1935 — February 7, 2012

Richard Samland, Sr., 76, of Washington, KS, died Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at the Washington County Hospital. A funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 11, at the First Baptist Church in Washington. Pastor Paul Hutchison officiated. Erin Toole played the piano while Garold Syring sang "Beyond the Sunset." The congregation sang "Old Rugged Cross" and "Nearer My God to Thee." Private burial was in the Hollenberg Cemetery. Richard was born July 18, 1935, to Charles and Edith (Jorgensen) Samland at Omaha, NE. He was married at a young age to Ruth Herman and they were blessed with five children. They later divorced. In November of 1982, he was united in marriage to Ann Sorce at Harbine, NE. After their marriage they moved to Rockland, Wisconsin where they lived for 24 years before moving to Washington, KS in 2007. Richard was a farmer, then self employed at S & S Truck Sales in Jansen, NE, worked as a diesel mechanic for Wehrs Chevrolet, in Bangor WI where he retired. His favorite pastimes were hunting and fishing. Survivors include his wife, Ann, Washington, KS; children, Richard (Jane) Samland, Hollenberg, KS, Carol (Rick) Strunk, Jansen, NE, Sharon (Harvey) Rosenthal, Jansen,NE, Debra (Rick) Santee, Springfield, NE, Charles Samland, Bennet, NE; step daughters, Deb (Rod) Klaus, Crete, NE, Maggie Brace, Milwaukee, WI; sisters, Jackie Vincent, Slater, MO, Loretta Beall, Chandler, TX; brother, Ron Samland, Weeping Water, NE; fifteen grandchildren; two step grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Joe Samland, one sister, Joan VanDorien, and two grandchildren. A memorial fund has been established and will be designated at a later date. Contributions may be sent in care of Ward Funeral Home. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Richard Samland, Sr., please visit our flower store.
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