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Richard "Rick" M. Putman

January 7, 1952 — May 1, 2023

Richard “Rick” M. Putman, 71, of Bellevue, passed away on Monday, May 1, 2023 at his home surrounded by his family.  Family Services will be conducted.

Local arrangements entrusted with Hachmann-Mier Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Bellevue.

Richard was born January 7, 1952, the son of Richard F. and Loreen (Cooper) Putman.  He was a commercial fisherman and drove semi-truck for Dubuque Steel Company before retiring in 2008.  Richard enjoyed living on the river, fishing, and hunting

Survivors include his children, LeeAnn (Stephen) Mazur and Jon (Jackie Williamson) Putman; grandchildren, Chelsea Orton, Gage Orton, and Caeleb Putman; siblings, Dori (Jim) Timmerman, Gayle (Dale) Daniels, and Gloria (Delos) Sheff; a sister in-law, Pauline Putman; and special cousins, Yolanda (Doug), Tony, and Kayla; and numerous nieces and nephews and extended relatives.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Dan Putman.

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