WAHKON -- Richard M. Griffith, 66, Wahkon, died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000, at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
He was born Feb. 2, 1934, in Pelham, N.Y., to Marvin Griffith. He attended school in Pelham and in 1947 the family moved to Dingman's Ferry, Pa., where they operated the Deer Falls Lodge. He entered the Army in 1957 and was honorably discharged in 1959. He married Joyce Buddenhagen Oct. 5, 1958 in Melford, Pa. The couple lived in Dingman's Ferry until 1988, then they moved to the Mille Lacs Lake area.
Survivors include a son, Steven, Salem, Ill.; and a sister, Marilyn Mashatt, Montgomery, Ala.
His wife and a son, Michael, died earlier.
Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Onamia with Rev. Joseph Boeringa officiating. Burial will be in the Foster Cemetery near Waukon. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Sunday and from noon-1 p.m. Monday at the chapel.
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