Richard D. Ishida

July 08, 1945 ‒ July 13, 2011

Marion, Ohio

Richard D. Ishida, age 66, of Marion, died Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at 5 AM in the care of Marion Pointe Care Center. He was born July 8, 1945, in Marion to the late Wilson T. and Sally S. (Yokoyama) Ishida.

Rick graduated from Marion Harding High School and earned All American and All State Football Honors plus Harding Hall of Fame. He then excelled in football at Indiana University and he also played baseball. Rick was a teacher several years at Marion City Schools, involved in Ishida Concrete, but mostly was involved in farming.
Survivors include a sister, Milly A. Stockdale of Marion and a brother, Larry (Judy) Ishida of Marion, nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Memorial Mass will be celebrated Friday, July 22, 2011, at 10:30 AM at St. Mary Church with Father Michael Nimocks officiating. Private interment will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery at a later date.

Friends may visit 1 hour prior to the mass at St. Mary Church and following the service at the K of C Hall luncheon.

Memorial donations can be made to the 4-H Foundation or American Diabetes Assoc.
Gunder/Hall & Folk Funeral Directors are assisting with arrangements.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at

  • Rick was very polite and soft spoken, I had many long conversations with him and found him quite interesting. I wish I had known him in his younger years. I took care of Rick at Marion Pointe and will miss him dearly.

  • CondolenceThere is so much to say about Rick..A very humble person,hard worker,he out worked his employees many times.I’ll never forget the great times we’ve had with him.Whether it be belgium horses he and my husband bought to all the nice meals we’ve enjoyed.He was allergic to onions,so at many of our home meals, he only could eat mashed potatoes.He laughed and laughed through out the good times we’ve had.He will be dearly missed by everyone who knew him.My family have many many great times with him and loved him.

  • Millie,
    So sorry to hear abour Rick. I had not realized he was in bad health. My thughts and prayers are with you at this time. Call if I can be of any help to you

  • Larry and Millie,my heart breaks for all of you. Rick was such a good man. May God bless you all.

  • Milly, I’m so sorry to hear about Rick. You and your family are in my prayers and thoughts.

  • Milly, I”m so sorry to hear about Rick. You and your family are in my prayers and thoughts.

  • Larry,so sorry to here about Rick, we baled many a bale together for george bosley. We really did have fun. I will always rember our days together.

  • Milly and Larry, I remember all of you very fondly. Just as my dad and your dad had been good friends for decades, Rick and I also extended that family friendship. The fact that we graduated together and played saxophone added a bit too. I am certain that the loving memories of and with Rick are plentiful and they will sustain you during this rough passage. You will remain often in our prayers and Rick will always be warmly remembered here.

  • Milly, I am so sorry about your brother. It is very hard to lose a sibbling. You will be in my prayers.

  • Larry – Rick and I are very sorry to hear of the loss of your brother. You and your family are in my prayers and thoughts.

  • Larry & Millie, I am thinking of you all remembering the time and grace that you all extended to me and mine. Rick is a spirit that I shall never forget. God be with you all.

  • Milly, Thinking of you and praying that the Lord will grant you peace and comfort at this time of loss.

  • Larry and Milly,
    I have had the pleasure of visiting Rick regularly since he resided at Marion Pointe. We had some very interesting conversations about his life. I have wonderful memories of Rick, and I hope your good memories give you comfort. May God’s peace and healing be with you.

  • Millie and Family – I want to offer my condolences to you on the loss of your brother. My wish is that your healing will bring about comfort and happy memories soon. Be well.

  • I was so sorry to hear of Rick’s passing. He and I were good friends but lost contact over years. We will all miss him. I really regret not staying in closer contact. I would send Christmas cards, but had heard back for years. Please know that Rick and you will be in our prayers.

  • It was my blessing to have been one of Rick’s fraternity brothers at IU. He was truly loved and appreciated by all he came in contact with. Take solace in that he will find Phi Psi brothers in the Chapter eternal. My Bro. Mike Field did not mention that he and Rick were teammates on IU’s only Rose Bowl team.