RANDOLPH — Funeral service for Richard J. “Dick” Bermel, 81, Randolph, will be 10:30 a.m., Jan. 20, at St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church, Randolph. O$ciating the ser -
vice will be Father Kevin Vogel.
Interment will take place at St. Frances Catholic Cemetery, rural Randolph.
Casket bearers will be Avery Bermel, Beau Bermel, Elijah Bermel, Austin Korth, Randy Wattier, Lonnie Bermel, Larry Bermel and Rick Olberd- ing.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m., Thursday, also at the Catholic church in Ran- dolph, with rosary starting at 7 p.m.
Dick died Jan. 13, 2023, at Faith
Regional Health Services, Norfolk. Stonacek Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Dick was born May 25, 1941, in Randolph, to Frank and Gertrude (Ascho#) Bermel. He attended Catholic grade school in Randolph and graduated from St. Frances Catholic High School in 1959. After high school, Dick drove truck for Huwaldt's before working for Rokahr John Deere Implement and then later for the gas company. During Dick's spare time, he owned and operated Bermel Repair. Dick married the love of his life, Ellen Wattier, April 24, 1965, in Randolph.
Later on in Dick's life, he enjoyed playing the slot machines, taking care of his chickens and spending time with his family Survivors include wife, Ellen Bermel, Randolph; sons, Je# (Vicki) Bermel, Randolph, and Cory (Kristy) Bermel, Randolph; grandchildren, Elle (Austin) Korth, and son, Dexton; Emma Bermel, Eva Bermel and Elijah Bermel, all of Randoph; Avery (Rose) Bermel and daughter, Eliza, Brookings, S.D.; and Beau Bermel, Brystol Bermel, Arika Bermel, Ran - dolph; siblings, Vincent (Wilma) Bermel, Virginia; Frances (Sandra) Ber mel, California; Arthur Bermel, Randolph; Joann Kenny, Norfolk; Darlene (Walt) Sunderman, Norfolk; and sister-in-law, Elaine Bermel, Randolph.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Gertrude; broth- ers, Gerard Bermel and Donald (Darlene) Bermel; and sister-in-law, Charlene Bermel.