MILACA -- Richard E. Josephson, 72, Milaca, formerly of Bay Lake, died Monday, April 9, 2001, at his home.
He was born Aug. 11, 1928, in Superior, Wis., to Clarence and Elsie (Wichert) Josephson. He was a member of the Walter-Scott Erickson American Legion Post No. 557 of Deerwood.
Survivors include a special friend, Eileen Firkus; two sons, Kim Josephson, Hermantown, and Len Josephson, Duluth; two stepsons, Dana Firkus, Pequot Lakes, and Daniel Firkus, Crosby; three daughters, Pamala Mason, Cleveland, Wendy Mankins, Applegate, Ore., and Penny Silver, Ione, Ore.; three stepdaughters, Beth Anne Stalker, Pittsburgh, Pa., Pattie Hines, Bloomington, and Kathi Bombarger, St. Francis; 15 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several stepgrandchildren; and a brother, James Olson, Orlando, Fla.
His parents and a great-grandchild died earlier.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Koop Funeral Home in Crosby with Greg Meyer officiating. Burial will be in Bay Lake Township Cemetery.
Friends may call an hour before services Saturday at Koop Funeral Home in Crosby.
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