Richard A. Bahnsen, 77, of Wyoming, passed away in Maquoketa on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Lahey and Dawson Funeral Home in Wyoming with visitation from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. before the service. Burial was held at the Wyoming Cemetery.

Richard August Bahnsen was born on Dec. 16, 1941, to Elmer and Hertha (Carstensen) Bahnsen. He graduated from Wyoming High School and was a lifelong farmer. He honorably and faithfully served in the United States Army First Infantry during the Vietnam war in the mid-1960s.

Richard was a member of Oxford Junction Legion Post 473. He enjoyed traveling to eastern Iowa and taking his road trips.

Those left to cherish his memories are numerous cousins and his dedicated and caring neighbors Dennis and Phyllis Houston.

He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, James.

Memorials may be directed to the Wyoming Cemetery in his honor.

Online condolences may be left for his family at

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