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Dr. Richard L. McCombs

May 14, 2009

Funeral service for Dr. Richard L. McCombs is 11 a.m. Saturday, May 16, at Grace Lutheran Church in Spirit Lake. Burial is in Valley View Cemetery, Graettinger. The Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Emmetsburg is in charge.

Dr. McCombs, 80, died Sunday, May 10, 2009, at the Lakes Regional Health Care facility in Spirit Lake.

Richard Lee McCombs was born Feb. 8, 1929, near Graettinger, the son of Alfred and Leta (Young)?McCombs. He graduated from the University of Iowa, College of Dentistry, in 1955 and served in the U.S. Navy.

On July 16, 1961, Richard and Margaret McCrary were married. Dr. McCombs practiced dentistry in Sioux Rapids for 35 years.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret of Spirit Lake; his children, John and Robin McCombs, Paul and Dorota McCombs and Mark and Stephanie McCombs; and six grandchildren. Also surviving are brothers, Kenneth McCombs and Lloyd and Lucille McCombs.

Dr. McCombs was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Donald, who was killed in World War II.

Condolences can be left at: www.martinmatticefuneralhome.com