Richard L. Levings, 78

Richard L. Levings, 78, of Marshalltown, IA, entered into eternal life on Monday, March 24, 2014 following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Thursday, March 27, 2014 at Anderson Funeral Homes, 405 W Main St. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services at Anderson Funeral Homes, 405 W Main St. Interment will follow at the Iowa Veterans Home Cemetery in Marshalltown. Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonfhs.com.

Richard was born July 3, 1935 in Sabetha, Kansas to Charles Henry Levings and Bernice Mabre Thompson. Shortly after high school, he joined the Army in 1957. Richard was a very special man to all of those he met, the local elementary children commonly referred to him as “Grandpa Richard.”

Richard will be missed by his brother, Bernard of Great Bend, KS, step-children, Don (Nikki) Grogan of Lexington, South Carolina, Jon Grogan of Farmington, Missouri, Fabian Grogan of Marshalltown, IA, Rita Lunsford of Wichita, KS, Nita Dewey of Athens, TN and Patti Sevenson of LeGrand, IA, step-grandchildren Brandy, Jamie, Scott, Lauryn, Skylar and Storm and numerous great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Cheryl Ann Levings and longtime companion, Sarah “Rose” Shealy.