Richard Dean “Bud” Gambell, 92, of Forest City died Sunday, February 22, 2015 at the Concord Care Center in Garner.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 A.M., Friday, February 27, 2015 at Cataldo Schott Funeral Chapel, 505 North Clark St., with Pastor Chuck Layton of the United Methodist Church officiating.
Visitation will be held 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at the funeral home.
Interment will be held in Madison Township Cemetery in Forest City.
Memorials may be directed to the Concord Care Center in Garner and the Dean Gambell memorial fund in care of the family.
Richard Dean (Bud) Gambell was born June 21, 1922 in Hancock County Iowa, the son of Chester and Anna (Kelley) Gambell. Dean attended school through the 8th grade. After school he and his sister Maxine started picking potatoes for Elmer Hass. Dean picked 30 bushels a day until he saved enough money to purchase his fiddle from Sears Roebuck and Co. for $9.00, which he still has today. His favorite song to play was Wabash Cannonball.
Dean married Arlene Klipping on April 15 1953; to this union 3 children were born Arthur, David, and Linda. Dean farmed the family farm until his retirement in 1985. He then worked for Richard Clark and also Hardee’s. He enjoyed time he spent with his children and grandchildren and especially enjoyed playing his fiddle with his son David playing guitar.
He is survived by his wife Arlene, his grandchildren; Ryan & Randi Gambell and their children, Masen and Ian, Jessica & Jon Cahoon and their daughter, Jayden Springer, Michael & April Gambell and their daughter Faith, Nathan & Cassy Gambell and their children Nicholas, Chase, Jacob, and Matthew, Michael & Diane Lund, Gary Lund and Jeff Lund. He is also survived by daughters-in-law, Judy, Cindy and Laura; a special niece, Bernice Haugen and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his children, Arthur, David, and Linda, and his siblings.
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