Richard Dugan 1938-2021

Richard Dugan 1938-2021

Richard Earl Dugan, 83, of Soldier, passed away Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021, at The Pines in Holton.

He was born July 26, 1938, in Circleville, the son of John T. Dugan, Sr. and Lezetta May (Schultz) Dugan.

Richard graduated from Circleville High School in 1957. He proudly served in the U.S. Army. 

He was a lifelong farmer and dairyman. He was baptized at the Circleville Christian Church in his high school years. Richard was a member of Soldier Lions Club, Holton V.F.W. Post 1367 and had served as a 4-H Leader.

Richard married Mary Anna McKinney on April 17, 1961, in Miami, Okla. She preceded him in death on May 9, 2015, after more than 54 years of marriage. He was also preceded in death by his parents, John and Lezetta Dugan; an infant son, Michael A. Dugan; an infant daughter, Julia May Dugan; and a brother, John T. Dugan, Jr.

Survivors include two daughters, Wendy Edwards (Louis) of Netawaka and Barbara Polson (Thad) of Nortonville; two sons, Richard Dugan (Michele) of St. George and Kenneth Dugan of Corinth, Texas; a sister, Ethel M. Caulk (Tracy) of Rockingham, N.C.; three brothers, Charles E. Dugan (JoAnn) of Delia, Wilbur D. Dugan of Holton and Robert R. Dugan (Sandy) of Lumberton, Texas; 11 grandchildren, Jeremy, Christopher, Matthew, Sara, Kyle, Heather, Gavin, Spencer, Grant, Kennedy and Nicholas; and five great-grandchildren, Alex, Lily, Gage, London and Brextyn.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11 at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Burial with military honors will follow in Holton Cemetery. Mr. Dugan will lie in state beginning Wednesday at the funeral home. Family will greet friends one hour prior to service time Saturday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Medicine Lodge Band Dept., sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436. To leave a special message for the family, please visit


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Holton, KS 66436
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