Richard Lewis Hexum

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Wednesday, August 22, 1928
Date of Death:
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Age:
88 years old

Visitation

Date: Wednesday May 24, 2017
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Second Visitation

Date: Thursday May 25, 2017
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Location: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church [ view map ]

Funeral Service

Date: Thursday May 25, 2017
Time: 11:00 am

Location: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church [ view map ]

Burial

Location: Oakwood Cemetery

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Wednesday, August 22, 1928
Date of Death:
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Age:
88 years old
Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Wednesday, August 22, 1928
Date of Death:
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Age:
88 years old

Richard Lewis Hexum

Richard Lewis Hexum Sr, of Rochester, passed away Wednesday, May 17th at St. Marys Hospital surrounded by Family.

Dick was born on August 22, 1928 in Rochester, MN to Lewis and Esther (Shuck) Hexum at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, MN. He graduated from Rochester High School in 1946 and from Rochester Junior College in 1948.

On March 6, 1950, he married Beverly C. Knocke in Rochester MN; where they lived and raised their family. Dick was a founder of RL Hexum and Associates Inc, The Hexum Companies Real Estate Development, Sales and Leasing. Dick was past President of the Minnesota State Association of Realtors, National Director for The Minnesota State Association of Realtors, President of Rochester Area Builders, Hall of Fame — Exchange Club, Presidents Club, — University of Minnesota. Member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.

His passions were many, but none equaled his love for helping build a better Rochester and Mayo Clinic. By doing so, he was given the opportunity to touch so many others lives in a meaningful way. He always said, “legacy was the last person he helped — not the last building he built.”

Dick is survived by his wife, Bev, of 67 years; two sons, Richard L. Hexum Jr. (Kathryn Augst) of  Hayward WI, and Thomas M Hexum (Barbara Pappas) of Rochester, MN; grandchildren, Anne (Derek) Kuehl, Ryan (Crystal) Hexum, Adam Hexum, Christina Hexum, Abigail Hexum, Charles Hexum; great-grandchildren, Brianna, Griffin, Lilly, Madeline, Elliot, Leisel, Ingrid; brother, Les (Barb Brooks) Hexum of Deephaven, MN; and niece, Stacey Lundberg, Jeff (Jodi) Hexum, Matt (Tammy) Hexum, and Marc (Kerri) Hexum. Dick was preceded in death by his parents.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like memorials to Osman Children’s Hospital, 2025 East River Parkway Minneapolis, MN 55414, or Rochester Exchange Club.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM on Thursday, May 25th at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Rochester, MN. Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 24th from 5PM to 7PM in River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service on Thursday. Luncheon will be served after.

Macken Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences are welcome at www.mackenfuneralhome.com.

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The family of Richard Lewis Hexum has received the following condolences.

Sending thoughts and prayers to the Hexum family.  Our Rochester Exchange Club will not be the same without Dick.  He truly loved Exchange and was committed to the success of our club and projects.  When I was president of our club last year I so appreciated his advice and support.  He always told me I was doing a good job and that meant a lot to me.


Rest in peace Dick.


Danae Gaio

My sincerest sympathy to the Hexum family.  Dick was a passionate and energetic person who touched many.  Rest in Peace...

Tom and Family,


I'm sorry to hear of the passing of Dick. I have fond memories of working with him back in my time with McGhie and Betts. I was able to re-connect with him about a year ago for a potential project at The Homestead. I had lunch with him and his buddies and really had a good time visiting. He was so passionate and charismatic, just as I remembered him.


Andy Masterpole

Barb, Tom and Bev.....


I am so very sorry for the loss of your dad. and husband I know how hard this is.  My dad passed away 3 yrs ago...I miss him everyday.  Just wanted to let you know that I was thinking of you....Hugs to all of you.

We would like to pass along our condolences to the family of Dick Hexum.  Dick and Bev have been such valued and loyal lifelong friends of our parents and our entire family and for that, we are eternally grateful.  The Hexum family loss will be felt by the entire Silker family.  God's Blessings.


David and Teresa Silker