Richard was born Dec. 27, 1930, in Farmington, Minn., to Raymond and Frances (Tutewohl) Angus. A 1947 graduate of Farmington High School, he received his Bachelor Degree at the University of Minnesota-St. Paul in 1953.
Richard started his career in Rochester, Minn., with the University of MN - Extension Service. From 1963-1965 he was a Peace Corps coordinator for the National 4-H Council in Uruguay. Upon his return until his retirement in 1993, he was Assistant Professor in 4-H for the state of Maryland. During that time, he also completed his Masters and Doctorate degrees. Richard was the Extension specialist emeritus from 1993-2012. He was also National President of the Junior Vegetable Growers Association, National President of Epsilon Sigma Phi, Big Chief of Maryland 4-H Allstars. Inducted into Maryland 4-H Hall of Fame, and National 4-H Hall of Fame, and also elected into Rotary Club of College Park, Md. in 1972. Richard was past District Governor of Rotary. He received numerous awards and recognitions throughout his career for his dedication and generosity.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother-in-law Bernard "Ben" Siebenaler; and niece, Sharon Siebenaler.
Richard is survived by his sister Mary Siebenaler of Vermillion; brothers Alyn (Carmen) Angus of Fairmont, Minn., and Bernard Angus (Mark Karels) of Milbank, S.D.; nephews Steven (Cathy) Angus, Warren Angus, Raymond Siebenaler, George (Kathy) Siebenaler, Edward (Linda) Siebenaler, Howard (Lori) Siebenaler, and Ben (Kathy) Siebenaler; also grandnieces and grandnephews.
The funeral service, officiated by Fr. Stan Mader, were held Nov. 19, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Vermillion with visitation held one hour prior to the service at church. Interment followed at St. Michael's Catholic Cemetery, Farmington, IL.
The pallbearers were Ray, Edward, Howard, and Ben Siebenaler, Steven, and Warren Angus
Arrangements were with Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home, Hastings. 651-437-9419.