October 11, 1959 - April 09, 2020
Richard Primrose, 60, of Glenwood, IA, formerly of Malvern, IA, passed away on April 9, 2020 at the Atlantic Specialty Care in Atlantic, IA. Graveside service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 30, 2020 at the Malvern Cemetery. Loess Hills Funeral Home of Glenwood in charge of arrangements.
The family respectfully asks that casual attire be worn and that if you have or are experiencing cold, flu or allergy-like symptoms that you not attend. Following the CDC guidelines of social distancing and wearing a mask is recommended.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.
Richard Frank Primrose, the only child of Donald Ashley Primrose and Virginia Dell (Chamberlain) Primrose, was born October 11, 1959. Richard grew up in Malvern, Iowa and graduated in 1978 from Malvern Community High School. When Richard was a child, he was involved in various school activities, as well as Boy Scouts and 4-H. In 1977 Richard was awarded the state recipient for the Iowa Horticulture Project at the National 4-H Congress in Chicago. Richard attended Iowa State University. In 1983 he received his Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and in 1994 earned his Master's degree in Public Administration. During graduate school, Richard was selected for membership in Phi Kappa Phi National Academic Honorary Society.
Throughout his life, Richard's main focus was to care for his parents. He also worked as a real estate appraiser in the Ames City Assessors Office, as a licensed real estate agent in Glenwood, and as a rural letter carrier with the U.S. Mail in Hastings.
Richard resided at the family home on Lincoln Avenue in Malvern. In 2014 he relocated to Glenwood, IA, where he met a new circle of friends at the Frontline Church and at McDonald's. As a result of being diagnosed with Alzheimer's, he became a resident of Little Flower Haven Nursing Home, Earling, IA in 2019, and in 2020, moved to Atlantic Specialty Care Center, Atlantic, IA.
Iowa State Cyclones was Richard's passion. He also enjoyed hiking, golfing with his college buddies, antique horse saddles, potluck dinners, his father's woodworking crafts, and his mother's fruit cocktail cookies. One of Richard's hobbies was to drop in on friends, neighbors and relatives for a home cooked meal and a "good ole conversation", reminiscing about visits to Rocky Mountain National Park and the Chamberlain Cabin in Diamond City, Arkansas.
Richard passed away on April 9, 2020, at the Atlantic Specialty Care Center, having reached the age of 60 years, 5 months and 29 days. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his maternal aunt Naomi Christensen of Council Bluffs; as well as many cousins and friends.