Richard K. 'Dick' Daggett, age 74, of Spring Valley, died of cancer July 27, 2006 at his home. Richard Keith Daggett was born Jan. 7, 1932, in Boulder, CO, the son of Lester and Dorcas (Sanford) Daggett. He moved with his family to Dodge Center, where he was a 1949 graduate of Dodge Center High School. He married Lucille Hyland on June 9, 1951, at West St Olaf Lutheran Church in rural Hayfield. The couple made their home in the Dodge Center area where he was employed by Collins Produce. He also worked for Stussy Construction in Mantorville, Culligan in Owatonna and Kasson, IBM Rochester, Rochester Armored Car, Assisi Heights and the Kasson Police Department. The family moved to Spring Valley in 1972, when they purchased Culligan of Spring Valley. He worked for Fillmore Co. as a reserve deputy, Kruegel Gas on weekends and, after his retirement in 1996, Kuehn Motors in Spring Valley. He was a member of the Rochester and Austin Amateur Radio Clubs KØPSH, the Southeast Minnesota Chapter of the American Red Cross, Bluff Country HRA, Fillmore Co. Corrections Task Force, the DFO County Advisory Board, KING 11 Cable Board, Spring Valley Zoning Adjustment Board, the Brave Community Theater and the Spring Valley Utility Commission for 28 years. He enjoyed NASCAR racing, antique tractors and amateur radio. Survivors include his wife; three sons, Gary of Spring Valley, Mike of Rochester and Randall of Spring Valley; and a daughter, Lori (Bobby) Jones of Spring Valley. Other survivors include four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister. A memorial service was held on July 30, 2006 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Spring Valley, with the Revs. Laura Fladten and Jane Timmerman co-officiating. His body was donated to the Mayo Foundation. Private burial of his ashes will be at a later date in the church cemetery. Thauwald Funeral Home of Spring Valley was in charge of arrangements.
Hello all...I am announcing the sad passing of my Father Richard (Dick) Daggett KØPSH (Silent Key) on July 27th 2006. I believe he was a long standing member of the QCWA. Please pass on the news to anybody who would like to know. I am Dads #3 son Randy, KØBCA, and look forward to continuing our presence in your fine organization. I look foreward to meeting you all...Thank You.Randall Daggett
Dick's interests included operating on 20, 15 and 10 meters HF, Community service, Mobile and Portable operations. He enjoyed operating AMTOR, Digital modes, FM, Internet, Multimode, Packet, RTTY and SSB. (from www.buck.com)