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Richard Letzring

February 12, 1938 — August 31, 2022

Richard John Letzring, age 84, of Cavalier, ND, passed away Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at Wedgewood Manor in Cavalier with his family by his side.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, September 9, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at the St. Brigid of Ireland Catholic Church in Cavalier, ND. Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 8th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Askew Funeral Home, in Cavalier, ND.

Richard was born February 12, 1938 in Grafton, ND to Ernest and Elsie (Conner) Letzring.  He grew up in Cavalier and graduated from Cavalier High School in 1956.

On January 19, 1957, he married the love of his life, Phoebe Kuehner, in Seattle, WA where they lived for a short time following high school. 

Upon returning to Cavalier, he worked with his dad in the construction industry before beginning his lengthy career with Mayo Construction and Cavalier Supply.  Upon leaving Cavalier Supply, he reopened his dad’s construction company which he operated until his retirement.

Rick enjoyed a variety of hobbies and activities through his life including traveling with Phoebe, woodworking, fishing and reading.

Rick is survived and remembered by his wife: Phoebe, his children: Bret (Melody) Letzring of Grand Forks, ND, Tracy (Constance) Letzring of Loveland, CO and Jim (Kim) Letzring of San Diego, CA; grandchildren: James Letzring, Michael Letzring, Kayla Letzring, Tylor Letzring, Blake Letzring, Jakob Letzring and Madison Letzring; and great grandchildren, Adeline Letzring, Alton Letzring, Westin Letzring and Aidan Letzring; sisters, Geraldine (Howard) Kaercher and Joyce Blinderman and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents, brother, Jerome and sister’s, Rita and Madonna.


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Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, September 8, 2022

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Askew Funeral Home

, Cavalier, ND 58220

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Funeral Service

Friday, September 9, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Brigid of Ireland Catholic Church

201 W 1st Ave S, Cavalier, ND 58220

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