Richard Thomas of Solon Springs passed away at home unexpectedly Tuesday, March 11, 2014.
Richard was born June 21, 1945 in Faribault, Minn. to the late Matthew and Florence (Ableman) Thomas.
Richard graduated from Faribault High School in 1964, he served in the U.S. Army Reserves from 1965-1972. Richard worked at Northland Electric in sales from 1967-1982, and started in 1982 at Electric Tech Inc, in 1984 he was named a principal in the firm and director of operations and retired from that position in 2001.
He purchased his retirement cabin in Solon Springs in 1988, and he moved to the area permanently in 2001 after his retirement.
Richard enjoyed fishing, downhill skiing, golfing, shooting pool, playing cards, spending time with his dog, and listening singing to the oldies.
Richard was a member of the North Central manufacture Electric Club for many years, the Solon Springs Lions Club, Hidden Greens Golf League, and the mens, couples, senior and open scramble Pool Leagues. He was known to many as "Uncle Richard".
A memorial will be held 4 p.m., May 4 at the St. Croix Inn in Solon Springs. Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Service assisted the family with arrangements. www.brownfuneralhome.net.