Obituary: Sudermann, Richard “Dick”
SUDERMANN, Richard “Dick”
Dick passed away October 16, 2012. He was born to George and Amelia Sudermann in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He grew up in New York, Kansas and Iowa. He graduated from Fairfield High School then attended Parsons College graduating from Wichita State University with a BS degree in Business Admin and Economics. He served in the Air Force two years at McConnell AFB. He loved all sports, participating in basketball and track as a young man. He loved building and flying radio controlled model aircraft including a scratch built Ă‚Ĺş scale Curtiss Headless Pusher that now resides in the Western Antique Airplane and Automobile Museum in Hood River, Oregon. He owned a construction company in Colorado Springs and was project manager for Kunz Construction in Denver before becoming a Plants Facilities Director first in Sante Fe and for twenty years for the Colorado School of Mines at Golden, Colorado.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Emily Maffuccio and Margaret Myers; a brother, Fred Sudermann, and Phyllis Sudermann, the mother of his children.
He is survived by his wife, Lois of Spokane; his children, Terry Smith and her husband, Wayne, of Stratford Texas, Robert and wife, Angela Sudermann of Greer South, Carolina, and Bill Sudermann of Spokane. Survivors also include one sister, Dorothy Rosenboom of Quincy, Illinois; two brothers: his twin, George Sudermann and wife, Linda of North Carolina and Jim Sudermann and wife, Beverly of Cocoa, Florida. He is also survived by three stepchildren, Elaine and husband, Chuck Mullenix of Spokane, Carl Barr and wife, Beth of Nampa, Idaho, and Margie and husband, Steve Hamilton Colfax, Washington. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
There will be an Open House for friends and family from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Saturday, October 20th, 2012, Quality Inn, 7919 N. Division St., Spokane.