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Richard W. Bump

July 26, 1937 ~ December 8, 2018 (age 81)
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Richard Wesley Bump, 81, of Balsam Lake, Wisconsin passed away on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at his home with his loving family at his side.  Richard was born in St. Paul, Minnesota on July 26, 1937 the son of Harry and Margaret (Young) Bump.

Richard proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1954 – 1957.  He married Dorothy Karnes on March 11, 1957 while still serving in the Army.  In 1971 Richard and family moved to Balsam Lake where he further pursued his love of all things outdoors; hunting, fishing, camping, snowmobiling and traveling the country.  He was an avid reader, his favorites were westerns and there was hardly a weekend that he wasn’t watching a movie at the theatre.  Richard was a proud member of the Local 455 Pipefitters of St. Paul since 1971. 

Richard leaves to celebrate his memory: wife, Dorothy Bump, Balsam Lake, WI; children: Julie (Tom) Libonate, Amery, WI; Tim (Lori) Bump, Amery, WI; Margaret (Jon) Jaeb, Hudson, NH, grandchildren: Karri Becker, Nicole Hudson, Andy Bottolfson, Rick Bottolfson, Josh Bump, Mike Bump, Jake Bump, Nathan Jaeb and Sarah Jaeb, great grandchildren: Spencer and Evan Hudson and Ezra Bump, his brother, Tom Bump and many other loving family and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Margaret and his brother Harry.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Monday, December 17, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church in Balsam Lake.  Visitation will be held at the church from 10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.  Following the service military honors will be rendered outside the church by the Balsam Lake American Legion and the State of Wisconsin Veteran Funeral Details Team.  Please join the family for lunch and fellowship following military honors.

Richard will be laid to rest at the Balsam Lake Cemetery in the spring.

The Kolstad Family Funeral Home of Centuria has been entrusted with arrangements.

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