Richard Green

Richard “Dick” Green, age 77, of Prior Lake, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 18, 2019, at United Hospital Courage Kenny Rehabilitation, in St. Paul, MN.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, May 24 at 11 am, with a time of gathering starting at 9:30 am, at St Michael Catholic Church, 16400 Duluth Avenue SE, Prior Lake. Father Tom Walker will preside. Urn bearers will be Dick’s grandchildren.

In Fergus Falls, MN, Richard Gustav was born on January 18, 1942, to parents Clarence and Laura (Falke) Green. Growing up in the small town of Waite Park, MN, he was the big brother to sisters, Sally, Patricia and Janet. Dick loved exploring the town with his buddies, at times with mischief lurking in the shadows. He graduated from Cathedral High School in 1960.

In December of 1969, Dick’s life was enriched by meeting a young woman named, Charlotte Rae Bruder. On August 14, 1971 at St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church, in Long Prairie, MN, they married. Dick and Charlotte focused their life on raising three children, Kelly, Eric and Joe. As a family, they enjoyed camping, annual summer vacation at the lake, and countless gatherings with relatives and friends.

Most of Dick’s career was spent working for St. Cloud Truck Sales as a truck parts salesman. In 2005, Dick and Charlotte moved to Prior Lake, MN and he took his knowledge and expertise to work part time at Carquest for over a decade.

Dick had many passions. As a young boy, he was quite athletic and involved in several sports.  He carried that interest in weightlifting and exercise throughout his life along with his love for muscle cars, watching football, enjoying a great meal and socializing with friends and family.   Examining historical events, folklore, shouting out the answers to Jeopardy and late nights playing cards were pure pleasure for Dick.

A strong and massive man, Dick was a gentle giant. His focus in life was being a loving and devoted husband, dad and grandpa. Dick’s greatest passion were his grandchildren.  It didn’t matter what they were doing, the grandchildren lit up Dick’s world.

Forever loved, Dick will be forever missed by wife, Charlotte; children, Kelly (Nathan) Brytowski, Eric (Katherine) Green, Joe (Jodi) Green; grandchildren, Alex, Abby, Sophia, Gus, Kailey (Matt), Zach, Jacob; great-granddaughter, Carley; sisters, Sally (Wayne) Gottwalt, Patricia (Dave) Skelton; and many other relatives and friends.

There to greet Dick in eternal peace are his parents, Clarence and Laura and sister, Janet (Chuck) Kenning.

Ballard-Sunder Funeral and Cremation proudly served and cared for the Green family.

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  1. My heartfelt sympathies go out to the family and friends. May you find some comfort in the promise found in Revelation 21: 3-4 and 1 Thessalonians 4:14. Knowing that there is an opportunity to be reunited with loved ones.

  2. Dearest Char and family,
    So very sorry to hear the sad news. Know that your family was made strong by a wonderful man, and can remain strong by sharing his memory. This is a time for lots of talk, lots of hugs, lots of family . Peace and blessings to you all.

  3. David Schorn San Juan Puerto Rico

    This world is a better place because of Dick Green. I had the honor to get to know Dick and Char as they were incredible wrestling fans while I coached at Tech High . Dick was also positive with his boys and enstilled in them an incredible heart and work ethic . Thanks Dick Green for your friendship may the weightrooms out there rack one last weight in honor of you .

  4. John Lindmeyer

    Sorry to learn of Dick’s passing. Talked to him at car shows and compared notes about our 1969 chevelle. ss cars he will be missed

  5. Lucille Sanchez

    Sorry For Your Loss of Your Dad …Eric Green I Give My Deepest Condolences…To you and Your Family…My Thoughts and Prayers are with you All…R.I.P Richard Green…

  6. Marlo and Dee Nelson

    Dear Char and family,
    So sorry to learn that Dick has passed. Our sympathies to all of you. May you cling to your wonderful memories. Marlo and I enjoyed seeing both of you at St. Cloud Truck Sales parties! Marlo enjoyed working with Dick at St, Cloud Truck Sales. May God be with you all and bless your memories of a great guy!

  7. Charlotte, I just heard.

    I am so sorry and thinking of you, your kids and grandchildren in this difficult time.

    I have a feeling that Kelly met Dick in the next place and if I know her, helped in making him feel welcome.

    God bless the Green family and loved ones.

    Our long history tells me that you will work hard in the coming days and weeks to support others.

    Please also be sure to care for yourself to assure your own well being.

    Frank

  8. Jan Pedersen/Loren Bahls

    Charlotte and Family,
    Our sincere, heartfelt sympathy is sent with saddened hearts…..

    Dick was a remarkable gentleman and will be missed by many, including, Loren and I.

    Hold the treasured memories, you shared together, within your heart.

    Jan & Loren (Pedersen/Bahls)

  9. Jan & Wil Kalstrom

    Sincere sympathy Char to you and your family.

    Jan & Will Kalstrom

  10. So sorry to hear of Dick’s passing – he was a great man and I am glad to have known him. My sincere condolences to Charlotte and the family.

  11. My sympathies go out to the family and friends. May you find some comfort in the promise found in Revelation 21: 3-4 and 1 Thessalonians 4:14. Knowing that there is an opportunity to be reunited with loved ones.

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