Richard Black Obituary

Richard Lee Black
Richard Lee Black

September 20, 1931 - December 2, 2021
Born in Batavia, IA
Resided in Bondurant, IA
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Richard Lee Black, 90, of Bondurant formerly of Des Moines passed away on Thursday, December 2, 2021 at Courtyard Estates in Bondurant.

Richard was born September 20, 1931, in Batavia, IA son of Weldy and Velma (Silver) Black. He received his education in Fairfield, IA where he graduated from high school in 1949. Richard moved to Des Moines working as a mechanic in several local shops including Thermo King. He then enlisted in the United States Marines where he served his county during the Korean War.

On January 11, 1953 he married Betty Lyons and they made their home in Des Moines. Richard and Betty owned and operated Black Tool Company from 1968 until 2001. During that time, he purchased and sold tools from Mac Tools, Matco, Chicago Pneumatic, Channel Lock and Cornwell.

Richard enjoyed completing projects, helping with events, and providing lawncare and snow removal at Capitol Hill Christian Church; caring for his family's home and grounds, maintaining his vehicles, traveling, riding roller coasters and playing cribbage.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters Betty Maxwell and Mary Louise Hollis, brother Donald, niece Christine Hollis, nephews Dennis and Doug, and son-in-law Randy Kollmann.

Richard is survived by his wife Betty, a son Rick (Barb) Black of Grimes, a daughter Victoria Kollmann of Buffalo City, WI, two grandsons Adam and Andrew, and five great grandchildren Noah, Lily, Violet, Vivien and Nico.

Visitation will be held on Thursday December 9, 2021 from 3-6 p.m. at the Capitol Hill Christian Church. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 10, 2021 at the church where friends may call beginning at 10:00 a.m. Burial will be in the Altoona Cemetery in Altoona, IA.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for memorials to be made to Capitol Hill Christian Church.





Capitol Hill Christian Church
3322 East 25th Street
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Thursday, December 9, 2021
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Capitol Hill Christian Church
3322 East 25th Street
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Friday, December 10, 2021
11:00 AM
Altoona Cemetery*
NW corner of NE 50th Avenue and NE 80th Street
Altoona, IA 50009
Friday, December 10, 2021


Capitol Hill Christian Church
3322 East 25th Street
Des Moines, IA 50317