Richard Dennis Loucks (Bud)
March 20, 1929 –
January 3, 2022
Richard “Bud” Loucks was greeted by his parents James and Erma Loucks on March 20, 1929 and soon after, the family welcomed a sweet little sister Dixie. They lived through the Great Depression on their family farm in rural North Mankato, then Bud continued to build and live his life on the same family farm. He began his studies at District # 35 Country School and graduated from Mankato High in 1947.
In 1953, he met a town girl, Nancy Griffith, and it didn’t take long for them to fall in love and get married the following year. The neighbors doubted that she would make a good farmer, but she proved them wrong. Bud now had a life partner and together they were wonderful parents to their 3 children; Janie, Mark and Dennis. The couple remained lovingly inseparable until 2019, when they lost Nancy to death.
Bud was known as a hard worker. In the early years, he milked his dairy cows and planted his acreage with corn and soybeans. To further support his family, he worked for 17 years at Continental Can, then Crown, Cork and Seal, before retiring in 1994.
Bud loved his farm. He loved his vineyard and his gardens. He loved to make house wine and share it with everyone he knew. He enjoyed camping and fishing with his family and friends, then retired traveling with Nancy in their motorhome. But most of all, he loved to tell others about his hope for the future that he had learned from his Bible study. As a Jehovah’s Witness, he taught others what he truly believed and this brought him his greatest joy.
He leaves behind so many people who will be sorely missed; her children and their spouses, her grandchildren, her great-grandchildren and many other family and friends who are too innumerable to count.
Bud lived to be 92 and had a full, long and happy life. But until the very end of his life, he had a firm faith that the “real life” was to come where he could live forever on a heavenly earth with everyone he loved.
Published on January 7, 2022