Myron “Richard” Lien

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September 30, 1929 ~ December 29, 2020

Richard Lien went home to be with his parents, wife, sister, and son on Wednesday, December 29, 2020. Richard requested no funeral or memorial services. Richard and Virginia will be united once again at the South Dakota State Veteran’s Cemetery in Sioux Falls, in the Spring of 2021.

Myron “Richard” Lien was born on September 30, 1929 to Arthur & Marie Lien in Gary, Minnesota. Richard was united in marriage to Virginia McDonald on June 7, 1963 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Richard retired from being a professional over-the-road truck driver for 36 years to support his family, Virginia, Laura, Cheryl, and Tom which had kept him away from his family for most of the time. After Richard retired, he ended up continuing his professional driving career by playing taxicab driver for all his grandchildren.

Richard and Virginia enjoyed traveling to Hawaii for a vacation to see Cheryl and her family, while she was stationed there, enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. Another trip they enjoyed, was visiting Laura and her family in Louisiana. Richard and Virginia also enjoyed camping when they had the time. They would meet up with Tom and his family at either Newton Hills or Lake Herman State Parks.  Richard was also a race car enthusiast and would help his Great-grandson Joshuah, whom Richard and Virginia raised since he was six months old, who raced stock cars.

In Richard’s later years, his physical and mental health started to fail him which not only frustrated him, but also his family.  Richard was a very private person & would not share things with his family; those that wanted to help him.

Richard leaves behind four generations that will always remember him for his love of Jesus.  Richard is survived by his children, Laura, Cheryl, and Tom, from Virginia’s first marriage; and Vicki and Jeffrey, from Richard’s first marriage; and his brother, Jerry, in Pueblo, Co.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Virginia; his son, Mike, from his first marriage; and his sister, Margie.

Richard will be missed by his family & all who knew him.

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