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Richard "Rick" Duane Shupe

Richard "Rick" Duane Shupe, 55, of Park Rapids, formerly of Seattle, Wash., died Monday, Oct. 27, 2008 at home. He was born on May 22, 1953 to James Dean and Donna Marie (Richards) Shupe in Richfield. At 9 years old he went to live with Raymond a...

Richard "Rick" Duane Shupe, 55, of Park Rapids, formerly of Seattle, Wash., died Monday, Oct. 27, 2008 at home.

He was born on May 22, 1953 to James Dean and Donna Marie (Richards) Shupe in Richfield. At 9 years old he went to live with Raymond and Patricia Dyson in St. Louis Park. At the age of 12, he moved with Pat and her family to Princeton, where he attended high school.

Following high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in the Vietnam War. Upon his honorable discharge, he returned to Minnesota where he got a job as a cook for a restaurant in Isanti. On April 28, 1979, he married Joella Sue Moss in Seattle, Wash. They had two daughters and a son. The family made their home in Seattle, Wash. until 2000 when they moved to Park Rapids.

He was an active member of the Assembly of God Church in Park Rapids.

He is survived by his wife, Joella Sue, of Park Rapids; two daughters: Apryl Brugman and Cassandra Mills, both of Park Rapids; a son, Patrick Shupe, of Lillian, Ala.; his adopted mother, Pat Dyson of Park Rapids; his natural mother, Donna Miller, of Tamarack; six grandchildren; three brothers: Randy (Dee) of Buffalo, Scott Swanson of Brainerd and Scott (Patty) Trester of Zimmerman; two sisters: Melody (Bob) Johnson of Park Rapids and Twyla (Randy) Hanson of Andover; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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He was preceded in death by his fathers and his sister, Carol Shupe.

Visitation: One hour prior to the funeral service at the church.

Funeral service: 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3 at Assembly of God Church in Park Rapids, with Rev. Art Wood officiating.

Casket bearers: Scott Trestor, Patrick Shupe, Cassandra Mills, Apryl Brugman, Randy Shupe, Scott Swanson, Robert Johnson and Gregory Herrin.

Interment: Greenwood Cemetery, Park Rapids.

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