Richard Kaul, age 84 passed away on Friday, February 26, 2010 at his home in Glendive. Visitation was on Monday, March 1, 2010 in the Chapel of the Silvernale-Silha Funeral Home in Glendive. Funeral Services were held at on Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at the Evangelical Church of North America in Glendive with Pastor Robert Canen officiating.
Richard was born February 7 , 1926 the son of Johann and Katherine (Voegle) Kaul on the family homestead near Marsh, Montana. He was raised and educated in Marsh until moving to Fallon when he was ten-years-old. He graduated from the eighth grade in Fallon. In 1942 he went to Seattle, Washington to Northwest Bible Institute where he later graduated in 1946. After graduation he ministered in several locations before moving back to Montana.
When Richard was visiting a pastor friend in Dickinson, North Dakota he met the love of his life Mabel Elmquist. After a brief courtship they were married on September 6, 1954 in Dickinson. After they were married Richard and Mabel moved to Glendive, where he was employed with the City of Glendive until his first retirement. After retirement he worked several jobs including building the interstate, until starting at Dawson Community College in 1974 where he worked as a Custodian until his second retirement in the late 80’s at the age of sixty two.
Richard enjoyed helping his daughter at the many craft shows they attended, and later at her store Trinkets-n-Treasures. Favorite pastimes were traveling and visiting with everyone. He could spark up a conversation with anyone. Richard loved his children and grandchildren and rarely missed one of their events. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great grand father who will be greatly missed.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents; eleven sisters; CarolineVegele, Lydia Kaul, Martha Kaul, Pauline Miller, Lydia Ulrich, Hilda Oliver, Marie Siegle, Caroline Kaul, Martha Kaul, Katie Rittal and Maggie Kalmback; five brothers; Fred Kaul, John Kaul, David Gaub, Edwin Gaub and August Gaub.
Survivors include his wife Mabel of Glendive; two daughters Janet (Les) Snovelle of Helena, Montana, Sherry (John) Weaver of Terry, Montana; four grandchildren Angee (Jon) Steir of Havre, Montana, Cory (Rebel) Rilley of Conrad, Montana, Casey (Desirae) Rilley of Glendive, Misty Rilley of Dickinson; four great grandchildren Kayla and Jesse Steir, Emily and Kohen Rilley, numerous nieces and nephews.