Richard 'Dick' Crees, 74

Local obituary


Richard “Dick” Crees, 74, of Atalissa, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2022 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

A graveside service will be held at a later date. The Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Branch is caring for Dick’s family.

Richard Allen Crees was born Oct. 31, 1947 in Iowa City, the son of Everett and Betty (Untiedt) Crees.

He was a graduate of West Branch High School in the class of 1965. Following graduation, he served with the U.S. Navy during Vietnam in the naval construction battalion know as the Seabees.

Upon his return from Vietnam, he began working in the family business, Crees Construction, until 1987. He later operated the Rod Doctor, doing sheet metal fabrication of custom cars.

He enjoyed music and playing guitar, motorcycles and woodworking.

He is survived by his mother, Betty Crees, as well as two brothers, John Crees and his significant other Linda Ormsby and Neal Crees, all of Atalissa.

He was preceded in death by his father.