Richard James Plein

Richard James Plein

Richard James Plein


Richard James Plein, 75, of Marion, IA, passed away on Wednesday, May 8, 2024, at Living Center West in Cedar Rapids. The family will greet friends from 2 – 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 12, 2024, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Marion. A Graveside Service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, May 13, 2024, at Oak Shade Cemetery in Marion, Iowa.

Richard was born on April 9, 1949, in Waukon, IA, the son of James and LaVerne (O’Donnell) Plein. He was a 1967 graduate of St. Patrick Catholic School in Waukon, IA. Richard worked in construction for Delaney and Kelly Concrete until his retirement in 2008. He was an avid sports fan, especially of the Chicago Cubs, and enjoyed listening to music. In his earlier years, he enjoyed hunting. His greatest joy was spending time with family and friends. Richard will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Richard is survived and lovingly remembered by his children, Teresa Plein (Jeremy Moser) of Marion, Justin (Rachel) Plein of Prairieburg, IA, Josh Plein of Cedar Rapids, and Josie Plein of Great Falls, MT; six grandchildren, Daniel, Kayla, Zander, Ryder, Brinley, and Kourtney; one great-grandson, Rhett; siblings, Ralph (Marie) Plein of Waukon, Diane Plein of Waukon, and Theresa (Neal) Wang of LaCrosse, WI; brother-in-law, Lyle Mahoney; and longtime friend, Cecilia Regan.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Bernard Plein; sister, Marilyn Mahoney; and niece, Amanda Plein.

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