Richard (Dick) Jesse DeBoest, 86, went to be with his loving savior on Friday, June 12, 2020 at home in Dallas Center, Iowa surrounded by his family. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at Brethren Cemetery, Dallas Center.

Richard was born on November 16, 1933, to Jess and Clara “Winnie” DeBoest. On August 6, 1961, he was united in marriage to his love, Florence Lucille Freel, and enjoyed 48 years of marriage until her passing in 2009. They were blessed by four children, Rebecca, Jesse, Philip and Richard. Dick was known for his hard work, self-sacrifice and service to others. He was dedicated to both his faith and family.

Richard is survived by his children, Becky and Bill Glick, Jesse and Cheryl DeBoest, Phil and Jen DeBoest and Rick and Jamie DeBoest; 15 grandchildren; one great grandson (on the way) and three sisters, Lois Heimberger, Marjorie Dinsmore and Joan Kasza. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Betty Kuehl.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Rapids Street Baptist Church, 1601 Rapids Street, Adel, IA 50003. A livestream link to view the graveside service can be found on Richard’s obituary page at, where you may also leave online condolences.