Richard Leroy Beaulieu, 81, of Cass Lake, Minnesota died Friday, October 12, 2018 at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at the Cass Lake Christian and Missionary Alliance Church with Father Matthew Cobb officiating. Visitation will be from 5 – 7 p.m. on Monday, October 15 at the Cease Family Funeral Home in Bemidji and one hour before the service at the church on Tuesday. Interment will be at the Pine Grove Cemetery in Cass Lake with military honors by the American Legion post # 284 of Cass Lake.
Richard was born January 9, 1937 in Onigum, the son of Clifford and Margaret (Belland) Beaulieu. He attended Cass Lake School. He served our country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He married Bonnie Forman. He returned to Cass Lake where he worked as a heavy equipment operator for many years. He worked for Ken Connor from 1966 – 1972, and then C.L. Nelson from 1972 – 1975. He worked for MCT Construction from 1975 – 1978 and finally for Leech Lake Reservation Construction from 1978 to his retirement. Richard always had a smile on his face and he enjoyed going to the Fitness Center, visiting casinos, and cruising town.
He is survived by his two daughters: Terri Bjorklund of Walker and Cyndi (Jeff) Cwikla of Bemidji; son, Timothy Beaulieu of Cass Lake; four grandchildren: Erica Bjorklund of Waite Park, Tanner Zaccagnino of Bemidji, Jeffrey Eckes of Pequot Lakes and Christopher Eckes of Wadena; two great-granddaughters: Mikayla and Alexa; siblings: Gloria Hanson, Luella Brunelle, Katherine Pemberton, Kent (Deb) Beaulieu, and Susie Roy all of Cass Lake: and many nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers: Edward and Marvin Joseph Beaulieu; and special aunt Ann Oberg.
Casketbearers will be Brian Brunelle, Kelly Brunelle, Jeff Brunelle, Dakotah Brunelle, William Brunelle and Coltin Mitchell.
Condolences may be left at ceasefuneralhome.com.