Richard ‘Dick’ Tebrinke of Perry


Richard “Dick” Tebrinke, 85, of Perry passed away Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, at his home in Perry, Iowa.

Virtual services will be held at a later date. Burial will be at the Violet Hill Cemetery in Perry. Carris Family Funeral Home and Cremation Care assisted Dick’s family. Online condolences may be sent at

Richard “Dick” Donald Tebrinke was born Sept. 13, 1935, in Kimball, Neraska, to Bernice Albert and Vera (McHenry) Tebrinke.

He graduated from the Red Oak High School in Red Oak, Iowa, where he enjoyed playing football.

Dick was united in marriage to Carolyn Elaine Schenck at Red Oak June 30, 1957.

He started working as a butcher in Red Oak and then he moved to Perry to work at Super Value as a meat market manager. He later took a job with Oscar Mayer and worked his way through various jobs up to supervisor. He really enjoyed the people there and often talked about them fondly.

Dick enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and watching sports, especially the Hawkeyes.

In death he rejoins his parents, Bernice and Vera; and a brother, John Tebrinke.

Left to cherish Dick’s memory are his wife, Carolyn; sons, Kevin (Lori) Tebrinke of Wanuakee, Wisconsin and David (Anne) Tebrinke of Jacksonville, Florida; grandchildren, Katie (Gerson) Caceres of Rochester, Minnesota, and Michael (Lindsey) Tebrinke of Nashville, Tennessee; great-granddaughter, Natalie Caceres of Rochester; siblings, Barbara Requist of Red Oak, Bernice Dean of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Kathy Barmann of Red Oak.


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