Richard E. “Dick” Fields

October 23, 1933 ‒ January 10, 2015

Marion, Ohio

Richard E. “Dick” Fields, age 81, of Marion, died peacefully Saturday morning, January 10, 2015, at Kingston Residence of Marion, Memory Care Unit.

On October 23, 1933, Dick was born in Marion, Ohio, the only child of the late Kenneth and Ruth (Adams) Fields. He graduated from Marion Harding High School in the Class of 1951. Later, he furthered his education at The Ohio State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1957.

For over twenty seven years, Dick worked at the Marion Power Shovel as their traffic manager. He retired from there in 1994.

Shortly after retiring, Dick became an avid golfer. He golfed as often as he could, and even had a hole-in-one. He also enjoyed rooting on his beloved Ohio State Buckeyes and Cleveland Indians.

Giving back to his community, Dick was an active member of the Y-Men Service Club, where he held numerous offices for their organization and was honored to receive their William McGee Award in 1994. He also was a member of the Emanuel Lutheran Church.

Having a great sense of humor, Dick always kept you laughing with his dry sense of humor and quick wit.

He will be missed by his loving wife, Betty (Williams) Fields of Marion; three children: Tim Fields of Huron, Bob (Stacey) Fields of Delaware, and Lori (Tim) Childers of Marion; two step-children: David (Cheryl) Criswell of Mount Gilead, and Denise Criswell of Marion; six grandchildren: Kalee and Kaleb Childers, Chandler Fields, Graham Fields, and Ryan and Brad Criswell; and three great-grandchildren: Caleeyah Parker, and Gretchen and Julianne Criswell.

His family will greet friends from 4 – 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 13th, at the Denzer-Farison-Hottinger & Snyder Funeral Home, 360 E. Center St., Marion. Services honoring his life will also be held there at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, with Pastor Keith Irey officiating. Burial will follow in Claridon Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Y-Men Service Club, c/o Scholarship Fund or Handicap Ramp Fund, or Kingston Residence, c/o Memory Care Unit Activity Fund, and they may be sent to the care of the funeral home.

The family of Dick Fields would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Ghulam Idrees, Heartland of Marion, Marion General Hospital Hospice and also to the very caring staff of Kingston Residence of Marion, Memory Care Unit.

Denzer-Farison-Hottinger & Snyder Funeral Home is honored to have been chosen to serve Dick’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting

  • Denise:

    So sorry to hear of the passing of your step-father. Know that he is at peace and no longer in any pain or suffering. Though he will be missed, he will live on in your memories of him.

    My condolences go out to you and your family. So sorry for your loss.

    DeAnn Knickel Ballentine

  • Dear Betty and family:
    We want to send our love & prayers to you and the family in the loss of your loved one.
    Ruth Anderson & Robert Gorenflo

  • To the family of Dick Fields,

    Thoughts and prayers for the family as you remember and celebrate Dick’s life.
    May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

    Sandy Becker and Family (Kim, Ava and Eden Duffy)

  • Dave, Cheryl & family; my thoughts and prayers are with you. I’m so sorry I wasn’t able to be there with you, but do know that I’m thinking of you all. Sue Griffiths