Richard Lee Baumfalk, 84, Beatrice, NE, died Tuesday, August 6, 2019 in Lincoln, NE. He was born in Beatrice to Henry E. and Irma A. (Hrdlicka) Baumfalk. He served in the U.S. Navy for a short time. He was employed as a supply clerk at Beatrice State Developmental Center until retiring in October 1996. Richard was an avid gardener, coin collector, and enjoyed metal detecting and was featured in two national magazines. He was a past member of the Homestead Gem & Mineral Club and the Elks Lodge 619 in Beatrice.
Survivors include his brother, John Baumfalk of Newton, KS; nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Marvin, Don and Dennis Baumfalk; and sister, Celeste Baumfalk.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM, Friday, August 9, 2019 at Harman-Wright Mortuary in Beatrice with Pastor David Bigley officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Home Cemetery in Beatrice. Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thursday, August 8, 2019 at Harman-Wright Mortuary in Beatrice. Memorials are suggested to the Beatrice Humane Society or the Beatrice Senior Center. www.harmanwrightmortuary.com Harman-Wright Mortuary in charge of arrangements.
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