Dick died February 4, 2007, at his home in Dillon, Montana, after a short battle with cancer. He served as a paratrooper in the Korean War and jumped at Missoula from 1949-54 and the 1960 season. Dick worked in the timber industry before working 36 years for the USDA Animal Damage Control in Montana and Alaska. He moved to the Dillon area in 1967 and was a regular spectator at the area wrestling matches watching sons and grandsons wrestle. Dick was known to the Beaverhead County ranchers as the "Government Trapper."
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