Richard Henry Mackerman, the son of Frederick L. and Grace M. (Gifford) Mackerman, was born December 29, 1947, in Newton, Iowa. He graduated from the Newton Senior High School with the class of 1966.
On February 2, 1968, Richard was united in marriage with Nancy Kaye Manley in Newton, Iowa. Richard was drafted into the US Army, serving in Vietnam until 1969. Richard worked for the Maytag Company, across many departments throughout his thirty-one-year career. He retired in 1997. Richard also worked at the Pro Shop at Westwood Golf Course. He enjoyed his time and friendships there. Richard was a member of the Attica Masonic Lodge.
Richard died on July 20, 2022, at MercyOne Newton. He was 74 years old. Richard was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Nancy, on October 5, 2005; a brother, Freddie Mackerman; and a sister-in-law, Mary Mackerman.
Those left to honor Richard’s memory include his son, Chad (Amy) Mackerman; his daughter, Kristin Mackerman; grandchildren, Ian Mackerman, Aden Mackerman, Jayne (Cruiz) Schenk, Keegan Noftsger, and Braelon Decker; his sister, Karla Mackerman, a brother, Francis Mackerman and a sister-in-law, Ila Mackerman.
A time celebrating Richard’s life will be held Saturday, August 27, 2022, from 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Newton American Legion. Memorials may be designated to the Jasper County Gun Club and may be left at the Legion or at Pence ~ Reese Funeral Home.
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