Richard (Dick) Alan Pound, aged 81, died on February 3, 2021 at Greene County Medical Center in Jefferson, IA.

Dick was born in Jefferson, IA on June 19, 1939 to Alan Willard Pound and Edna ‘Irene’ (Starling) Pound.

Dick graduated from Scranton High School with the class of 1957. He then enrolled at Wayne State Teacher’s College, Wayne, NE. It was at Wayne State that he met his future wife, Karen Augusta (Britton) Pound, when they were both in the same freshman English class.

One day after English class, Dick offered Karen a ride home that weekend as he would be driving through Denison on his way to his hometown, Scranton, IA. Dick and Karen were married on August 28, 1960 at the First Presbyterian Church in Le Mars, IA where Karen’s parents lived at the time.

Dick and Karen graduated from Wayne State the following May, 1961 and both taught in the NE Nebraska area. Two years later, they both accepted teaching positions in Webster City, IA. During their 25 years in Webster City, they were blessed with two daughters, Mary Alison and Melinda Ann.

Dick was preceded in death by his parents, Alan and Irene Starling Pound of Jefferson, IA and granddaughter Marina Nicole Alvarez.

He is survived by his wife Karen Pound of Jefferson, IA; his daughters, Mary (Art) Rivas of Houston, TX and Melinda (Ken) Gallagher of Jefferson, IA; sister Jane (Jerry) Howard of Johnston, IA; brother Tim (Sheilah) Pound of Jefferson, IA; 8 grandchildren (Ryan Alvarez, Austin Alvarez, Alison Gallagher, Britton Gallagher, Braden Gallagher, Brenner Gallagher, Adison Gallagher, and Amelia Gallagher); 3 great grandchildren (Gavin Alvarez, Emry Alvarez, and Ramsey Alvarez); and several cousins, nieces, and a nephew.

A celebration of Dick’s life will be scheduled in the future. Private interment will be held at the Scranton Township Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made given in Dick’s name to the Raccoon Valley Muzzleloaders Club or First United Methodist Church in Jefferson.

Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be left at www.sliningerschroeder.com.