May 31, 1952 – Feb. 18, 2019
Richard Noddings was born May 31, 1952, in Spokane, Washington, at Fairchild Air Force Base to Lloyd and Caroline Noddings. He died Feb. 18, 2019, in Lincoln. The oldest of four brothers who were separated at a young age, Richard grew up in foster homes around Spokane and Moses Lake, Washington. Richard arrived in Vietnam on his 18th birthday as a soldier in the 101st Airborne Division. After serving in Vietnam, he was stationed in Alaska and California. He served in the United States Army for over nine years until being medically discharged.
Richard moved his family to Nebraska to be closer to his father. As a master carpenter, he established a construction business, renovating and building homes. He also received his master’s degree in social work from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and worked for the Department of Human Services and Tabitha. Richard and Janet Endorf Call married in 1998. They moved to Wilber in 2001.
Richard is survived by Janet; daughter, Jamie Reimer; and grandchildren, Evan and Caroline Reimer of Papillion; mother-in-law, Roberta Endorf; niece, Katrina Pelican; and several nephews.
A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at Kuncl Funeral Home in Wilber. Memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans for the Transportation Program. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.kunclfh.com.