Richard M. Enter, age 82 of Norwood Young America, passed away Friday, August 30, 2019 at his residence. Memorial service 2 p.m. Sunday, September 15, 2019 at the Johnson Funeral Home (141 E. First St.) in Waconia. Gathering of family and friends one hour prior to the service. To honor Richard, please wear our Minnesota sports teams apparel. Richard Marvin Enter was born September 29, 1936 in Nicollet, the son of Marvin and Esther (Bode) Enter. Richard grew up in Nicollet, one of three Enter sons. On September 12, 1957, Richard enlisted in the United States Navy where he served his country until receiving a Honorable Discharge on September 11, 1961. During his time in the Navy, Richard met and married Carol Biehn. Upon returning to Minnesota, Richard had lived in Bloomington and began working for Control Data. He later took employment with Astrocom. He was united in marriage with Patricia Millsaps on September 22, 1969, and the couple continued to live in Bloomington until 1988, at which time they purchased a home in rural Norwood Young America. Richard enjoyed caring for his Thoroughbred racing horses and watching them compete. He loved hunting, fishing, gardening and being outdoors on his property. His dogs were always by his side. Richard was a huge Minnesota sports fan and a game was always on either the radio or television. Richard cherished the time with his family. He’ll be remembered for his funny, wise, honorable and accepting personality who was considered the perfect Patriarch of the family. Richard is preceded in death by his: parents Marvin and Esther Enter; brother James Enter; mother-in-law Jewel Millsaps; brother-in-law Robb Christiansen. Richard is survived by his loving family: wife Patricia Enter of Norwood Young America; children Terri Wherley and husband Daryl of Plato, Scott Enter and wife Michelle of Eden Prairie, Rachel Enter and fiancé Gene Chilson of River Falls, WI; grandchildren Matt Wherley, Mackenzie Enter, Andrew Enter, Alex Enter, Tylor Marchand and girlfriend Laura King; brother Mark Enter and wife Linda of Texas and their children Jeff Enter, Megan and Andy Carleton; father-in-law Robert Millsaps of Lake Lillian; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law Julie Christiansen of Lake Lillian and her son Jesse and her grandson Colin, Patricia and Harold Mead of Nicollet; close family friends Tanja and Jeff Sterdien-Gipe and their daughter Lilli Jo; other relatives and many dear friends. Arrangements with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia. www.johnsonfh.com

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