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Richard Limprecht
A memorial service was held Monday at Harvest Presbyterian Church in Ceres for Richard C Limprecht, 90, of Ceres. He dien May 17, 2012.

Born Sept. 19, 1921 in Durango, Colo., to Lloyd Limprecht and Lena Hetherington, Richard served six years in the Navy started on Dec. 27, 1940. Assigned to the USS Astoria, he was in Pearl Harbor days before and after the attack, and was in the Battle of the Coral Sea and the Battle of Midway. The Astoria was sunk during bombardment in preparation for the landing at Guadalcanal, and he spent a perilous night with his shipmates in the shark infested waters. On the USS Catskill, they transported marines for landing in the Philippines, and he saw General Douglas MacArthur go ashore at Leyte. He married Margaret June Norton July 18, 1947 and settled in Ceres in 1950. Mr. Limprecht retired from the Modesto Bee's circulation department in 1984. He enjoyed taking his family a family on vacations to Colorado and the Sierras. He enjoyed fishing, golf, photography, traveling throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada. Richard was a charter member and elder of Harvest Presbyterian Church and a long standing member of Tuolumne River Lodge.

He leaves behind his wife, Margaret June Limprecht of Ceres; his daughter, Connie Goudeau of Ceres, Russell Limprecht of Turlock, and Rodney Limprecht of Portland, Ore.; his brother, Charles Limprecht; his sister, Lucille Scheblik; and eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.