Obituary: Richard Loren Domme

Richard Loren Domme, 74, of Newton, died Friday, March 9, 2018, at the Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Francis Campus in Wichita.

He was born on October 2, 1943, in Topeka, the son of Joseph and Helen Snyder Domme. Richard graduated from Silver Lake High School, after which he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force.

After being discharged from the military, Richard returned to Topeka and went to work for the Santa Fe Railroad. He was later transferred to Newton where he would meet and later marry Maria Anita “Annie” Gonzalez on Sept. 3, 1966.

Richard was a member of the American Legion and was a man of many traditions. He always offered a helping hand as a display of his caring nature. He enjoyed wood working, researching various topics, morning walks, watching sports and traveling. Richard traveled to all 50 states, visiting Hawaii and Alaska near his 50th wedding anniversary. He was happiest around all of his family, especially his granddaughters

Survivors include his wife Maria of the home; daughters Renee McCurdy and husband Tony of Newton and Angela Domme and husband Paul Scheper of Bloomington, Minnesota; one sister Carolyn Blankenship of Kansas City, Ks.; grandchildren Kristen Coffman and husband Brady, Lauren Linscott and husband Tyler, Laura and Matthew Scheper; and great grandchildren McKinley, Emersyn, and Macie.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers Donald and Charles.

The Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Newton. The family will greet friends following the Rosary.

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Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton.

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