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Dodge City Daily Globe - Dodge City, KS
  • Richard A. Eskam

  • Richard A. Eskam, 88, died June 18, 2013 at Presbyterian Manor of the Plains, Dodge City. He was born on September 13, 1924 at Pawnee Rock, the son of Ernest and Mae (Dirks) Eskam.
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  • Richard A. Eskam, 88, died June 18, 2013 at Presbyterian Manor of the Plains, Dodge City.  He was born on September 13, 1924 at Pawnee Rock, the son of Ernest and Mae (Dirks) Eskam.
    Mr. Eskam lived his early years in Pawnee Rock before moving with his family to Copeland, where they spent several years. He later graduated from Cimarron High School, Cimarron. He married Dora Ellen Staats on October 8, 1945 in Enid, Oklahoma. They lived in Cimarron all their married lives. She preceded him in death on July 24, 1986. He worked as an independent trucker for many years and had been employed for John Deere in Cimarron. He also worked as a bus mechanic for the Cimarron school system until 1968. Later he was employed for Koch Industries.
    He was a charter member of the First Southern Baptist Church, Cimarron.
    Survivors include two sons, Alan Eskam and wife Jane, Cimarron, Jerry Eskam and wife Brenda, Altus, Oklahoma;
    two daughters, Vicki Burns and husband Charles, and Donna Wulf, and husband Wayne, all of Cimarron, one brother, Ernest J. Eskam, Boulder City, Nevada; ten grandchildren, twenty seven great grandchildren, and four great great grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Leland, Godfrey, Hilton, and Marvin Eskam.
    Funeral service will be held at Cimarron Church of the Nazarene on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. with Rev. Randall S. Harrell presiding.  Burial will follow at Cimarron Cemetery in Cimarron.  Visitation will be at Swaim Funeral Chapel, Cimarron, on Friday, June 21, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM.  Memorials are suggested to Gray County E.M.S. or to the donor's choice in care of the funeral home.  Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online guest book at www.swaimfuneralhome.com.

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