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David L. Richards

June 1, 1970 — July 23, 2023

David L. Richards

David L. Richards, 53 of Devils Lake formerly of Iowa passed away on Saturday, July 22, 2023 at Sanford on Broadway in Fargo with loving family at his side.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 27, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. with the funeral service to follow at 10:30 a.m. all at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Devils Lake.

David Lawrence Richards was born on June 1, 1970 in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, son of Larry and Karen ( Lange ) Richards. He was reared and educated in the Sioux City, Iowa school system and the Charles City, Iowa system, graduating from Charles City High School with the class of 1988.

He continued his education at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1992.

David began his working career as a manger of various lumber yards for Builders First Source in Devils Lake ND, Greely, Colorado, Roanoke, Virginia, Owatonna, Minnesota and Bettendorf, Iowa. He ended his work career as the project manager for Gleason Construction. David loved working for Dennis Gleason.

On April 18, 1998, David married Samantha Carter and David became the father of Vaughn Davis, Jacob Richards and Ana Richards. They later divorced.

He was currently planning to marry Jocelyn Miller of Devils Lake, ND.

David enjoyed traveling, rock & roll, hunting, fishing, playing nerf guns with his kids, and spending time with his grandkids.

His life was too short, but we will hold David in our hearts and memories forever.

David is survived by his fiancé Jocelyn Miller, children Samantha Vaughn (Bryan) Davis, Ray ND, Jacob Richards, Devils Lake and Ana Richards, Garrison, ND; grandchildren Rowan and Lucy Davis; mother Karen Richards; brother Greg Richards and his wife Rachel of Ionia, Iowa and other precious family.

He was preceded in death by his father Larry, paternal and maternal grandparents and niece Aspen Richards.

Casket Bearers will be Bryan Davis, Easton Richards, Emerson Richards, Dennis Gleason, Victoria Parrish and Trysten Parrish.



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Past Services


Thursday, July 27, 2023

9:00 - 10:30 am (Central time)

St. Peter's Lutheran Church

, Devils Lake, ND 58301

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Funeral Service

Thursday, July 27, 2023

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

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