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.