Richard “Dick” L. Root
Date of Birth
December 6, 1947
Lincoln, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
July 25, 2018
Lincoln, Nebraska
Funeral Service Directions

Thursday, August 2, 2018 ~ 10:30 a.m.
First Christian Church ~ Ashland, Nebraska
Interment at Ashland Cemetery ~ Ashland, Nebraska
Military Honors by American Legion #129 and U.S. Navy


In Care of the Family for Future Designation

Richard “Dick” L. Root, 70, of Ashland, NE, died Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at Tabitha Health in Lincoln, NE.  He was born December 6, 1947 in Lincoln, NE to Floyd and LaVon (Harger) Root.  Dick served his country in the U.S. Navy until he was honorably discharged in 1970.  On December 31, 1974, Dick was married to Margaret Pierce in Phoenix, AZ.

Dick and his father started Root’s Masonry and Concrete and Dick took over the business in 1988.  He took pride in his work and was well respected.  Dick provided brick work on many buildings around the Ashland area, including Casey’s and the Ashland Cemetery Directory.  He was a member of American Legion #129 for 38 years and was the Commander in 1998.  He was a proud member of the Post Honor Guard for 20 years.

He is survived by wife of 43 years, Margaret “Marge” Root; mother, LaVon Root-Felton; daughters, Stacey Ghumm and Michell Grell; step-daughter, Ruth Phelps; step-son, Raymond Phelps; brothers, Mike (Heidi) Root and Chris (Jan) Root; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Floyd C. Root and an infant brother, Brian Root.

Condolences for Richard “Dick” L. Root
  1. Carole Jensen
    • July 26, 2018 - 12 months ago

    Marg, Ray, Ruth and families, I am so sorry to hear about Dick! I have so many good memories from the times I spent with all of you! You always made me part of the family. Please know my love, my thoughts and my prayers are with all of you at this time! Love you all!

  2. Karen Busness
    • July 27, 2018 - 12 months ago

    Sorry for your loss Marge and Ruth Prayers to you both

    Love Karen Busness

  3. Rich and Teri Miller
    • July 27, 2018 - 12 months ago

    Our prayers to Marg and family. Have lots of wonderful memories of Dick’s concerns for others. I remember when he headed up a group to replace the roof on our old farm house in 1987 when Dick Styskal was so sick. He did lots of those things for other people. RIP Dick………………

  4. Roxanne & Mike Busby
    • July 27, 2018 - 12 months ago

    Deepest sympathies go to Dick’s family. May he rest in peace.

  5. Pat Johnson
    • July 27, 2018 - 12 months ago

    Our sincere condolences to the entire Root family…..thoughts and prayers to you all.

    Dale and Pat JOHNSON

  6. Ken Curtis
    • July 29, 2018 - 12 months ago

    I am sorry for your loss. Dick was a good friend in high school.

  7. Cheryl Nygren
    • July 30, 2018 - 12 months ago

    Psalm 34:18 says “The Lord is close to the broken hearted and saves those crushed in spirit” May you lien on him now and may he sustain you through this time of loss.

  8. Linda Pointer
    • July 30, 2018 - 12 months ago

    Marge and family, I am so sorry for your loss. A good and generous heart has stopped beating, but Dick will live on in our memories forever.

  9. • August 16, 2018 - 11 months ago

    My heartfelt thanks to family and friends in outpouring of support for Marge and family and me in the heartbreak of losing my son, Dick Root. God bless you all.

  10. John L Regner
    • August 19, 2018 - 11 months ago

    sorry to hear about your loss, Many thoughts and prayers for your family.

  11. Dean & Kathie McAlpine-Anderson
    • August 20, 2018 - 11 months ago

    Marge and Family- We are sorry for your loss and are deeply saddened to learn of Dicks’ passing. We reflect fondly on that time many years ago when we were your neighbors. Our prayers and love to you.

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