Written by The Herald-News
Richard “Dick” Loegering, 68, died at North Big Horn Hospital Care Center in Lovell, Wyo.
He was born in Long Prairie, Minn., on June 5, 1945, to Pete and Sally Loegering. The family moved to Poplar in 1948. He graduated in 1963 from Poplar High School. At graduation, he was nominated the most likely to succeed, which he did.
He was in the banking business for over 45 years, retiring in 2010 from the Bank of Lovell.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed the many years doing these events with his son Shawn. He also enjoyed watching his daughter Holly’s basketball career during her high school years and Shawn’s high school football career.
He enjoyed spending time with his nieces and nephews talking about hunting trips and dinosaur digs south of the Missouri River. He was very civic-minded and cared about the communities where he lived. He was involved with Toastmasters, Jaycees, Chamber of Commerce, Montana Bankers Association, NBH and Poplar Hospital boards, Medical/Dental board in Montana, Parish Council and Knights of Columbus.
He had an avid passion for his beautiful roses on display at his home for others to enjoy. He also enjoyed woodworking, photography and Duck Dynasty.
In October 1966, he married Sharie Wilk. To this union two children were born. He was a devout Catholic and a member of St. Joseph’s Church.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Del.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Sharie; daughter Holly Morris of Lake Oswego, Ore.; son Shawn Loegering of Eau Claire, Wis.; six grandchildren; and two sisters, Tana Atkinson of Poplar and Lori Loegering of Billings.
Cremation has taken place. His funeral Mass was held Saturday, Sept. 28, at St. Joseph’s Church in Lovell. Burial will be at a later date in Poplar.