Richard C. ‘Dick’ Trueblood


Richard C. “Dick” Trueblood, 85, of Bloomington, passed away peacefully Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, at Golden Living Center in Bloomington.

He was born July 1, 1930, in Bloomington, to John L. and Martha Helen (Cherry) Trueblood.

Dick was a 1948 graduate of Bloomington High School.

Dick married Frances Lee Hearld in Bloomington. They were married 57 years.

He was a U.S. Army, veteran serving in Korean War in the engineering corps building bridges.

He worked for RCA in Bloomington for more than 40 years, retiring in 1989, and then he went to work for CFC Properties for 10 years.

Dick was a member of Fairview Methodist Church for more than 30 years and a member of American Legion Post 18 in Bloomington, Masonic Lodge No. 22 of Bloomington, Stone Belt Shrine Club, where he served as past president, Scottish Rite and Murat Temple in Indianapolis. He also was a charter member and licensed operator of the R.H.S. Water Corp. 

He loved his wife, playing golf, traveling, IU basketball and football, turkey bowl games with his brothers, brothers-in-law and family, trips with the Shrine club, building his own houses and spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his grandson, Nathan (Alison) Trueblood of Bloomington; three sisters, Virginia Dixon of Bloomington, Martha (Mitch) Porter of Terre Haute and Patty (Charles) Miller of Louisville, Kentucky; three brothers, David (Elaine) Trueblood of Bloomington, Ronnie (Mary) Trueblood of Shreveport, Louisiana, and Larry (Mary Jane) Trueblood of Franklin; and two great-grandsons, Tucker and Dawson Trueblood.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Frances Trueblood; a son, Tim Trueblood; two sisters, Ann Blackmore and Betty Ritter; and three brothers Jim, John Jr. and Phillip “Dwight” Trueblood.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. today at Northside Christian Church, 3993 N. Prow Road, Bloomington, with the Rev. Glen Stidd officiating. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of service today at the church. Burial will follow at Valhalla Memory Gardens in Bloomington.

Memorial may be given to the Shriners Hospitals for Children-Cincinnati through the Allen Funeral Home.

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