Richard Klouda

Thursday, May 21, 2015 6:43 pm

Richard Klouda, 70, of Las Vegas, Nev., formerly of Cedar Rapids, died Wednesday May 13, 2015, at St. Jeremiah Care Home in Las Vegas. Graveside services were at 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 20, Washington Prairie Lutheran Cemetery, Decorah, with Rev. Mark Kvale officiating. Military rites were by Decorah Area veterans.

Richard Allen Klouda was born Oct. 19, 1944, to Milo and Lillian (Aakre) Klouda, a young farm boy from Cedar Rapids, Richard was usually suspected of being the real Superman. He spent his formative years in the Air Force, serving in places such as Turkey, Iceland, Australia, Montana and earned the status of Vietnam Veteran. During his tenure in San Antonio, Texas, he started a family with his then wife, Cynthia and their three children, Irelynn, Scotlenn and Englann. They would eventually leave it all behind to settle out west in Las Vegas, Nev. Upon retiring from the Air Force, Richard worked as a plumber, and ultimately retired from a civil servant position in the United States Postal Service. Richard loved babies, swimming, running and showing the world only glimpses of the strength and heart of Superman. He liked to make his kids laugh, and it was important to him that he was a good provider for his family. His last days were spent surrounded by family and friend in the loving care of St. Jeremiah Care Home. Richard was called back to service for his final tour of duty May 13, 2015.

He is survived by his children: daughter Richelle Balinbin, husband Kanamu, and their children; daughter Irelynn and partner Ray Arrington; son Scotlenn; daughter Englann, husband Josh Wong, and their son, Wyatt Borrego; their mother Cynthia Reyna; his sisters Judy Argo and Sharon Mow; brother-in-law Robert Davidson; niece Caryn Fink, nephew Rich Argo and his wife and children; niece Nichole Argo, husband Ben Itzhah, and their children; aunt Charles Klouda and several cousins. 

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Milo and Lillian, Uncle Clarence Aakre, Aunt Gladys Aakre and sister Barbara Davidson.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations may be given to Veteran’s Village in Las Vegas, NV at veteransvillagelasvegas.org/ or call 702-222-1673.

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