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Richard De Wein

A celebration of life for Richard William De Wein of Nevada City will be conducted from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, at the family home, 12739 Red Dog Road in Nevada City.

Mr. De Wein died Wednesday, Aug. 14, in Nevada City. He was 62.

He was born on July 23, 1940, in Cleveland to William De Wein and Eleanor West. He graduated from El Camino High School in Sacramento in 1958 and American River Community College in Sacramento. He served in the U.S. Navy, in aviation, from 1958 to 1961. He married Carol Jordan in October 1987, in Coloma. He worked for Jampro Antenna Co. in Sacramento from 1961 to 1963. He was an engineer/fire inspector for the Arcade Fire District in Sacramento from 1963 to 1983. He was a member of the Fire and Police Enjoying Retirement and the Firemen?s Breakfast Club, and he did volunteer work for Habitat for Humanity. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, canoeing, repairing and building projects for friends, neighbors and his wife’s honey-do-list.



He is survived by his wife, Carol (Jordan) De Wein of Nevada City; sons and daughters-in-law Matthew and Shayna De Wein of Citrus Heights and Christopher and Rachel De Wein of Antelope; son, Timothy De Wein of San Antonio, Texas; daughter-in-law, Laura De Wein of Tucson, Ariz.; stepson and stepdaughter-in-law, Greg and Annette Jordan of Roseville; stepson, James “Jim” Jordan of Post Falls, Idaho; parents, William and Eleanor De Wein of Sacramento; sisters Carol Stone of Carmichael and Barbara De Wein of Sacramento; sister and brother-in-law, Kathleen and Arnold Samuels of Sacramento; niece and nephew-in-law, Lori and Larry Shinerock of O?Brien, Ore.; nephew, Kevin Stone of Fair Oaks; nine grandchildren and one great niece.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Sherwood De Wein.




Memorial contributions may be made to Habitat for Humanity, P.O. Box 2997, Grass Valley CA 95945.


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