Rich O'Neill
January 30, 1963 - September 29, 2018

Rich O'Neill

Rich O'Neill
Jan 30, 1963 - Sep 29, 2018

Rich O'Neill

Richard Ray "Rich" O'Neill, 55, of Mt. Pleasant, died Saturday, September 29, 2018 at his home. He was born January 30, 1963 in Burlington to James A. and Donna Lee Underwood O'Neill. April 17, 1999 he married Melanie A. Detrick in Mt. Pleasant.
Along with farming, Rich was a welder at NCI in Mt. Pleasant and drove a truck for Eichelberger Farms of Wayland and Quality Seed of St. Paul. He was a 1982 graduate of Mt. Pleasant High School; attended Indians Hills Community College and Southeastern Community College; was a member of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church and Iowa Cattleman's Association. He loved his cows, farming and tinkering; doing for others; traveling to Colorado; white water rafting and hiking; loved the West and the mountains. Rich was quite the trickster and loved haunted houses.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his mother and stepfather, Donna O'Neill (Doyle) Dunn of Mt. Pleasant; sisters, Lenni (Kurtis) Broeg of Parnell, Iowa and Jodi (Bill) Wilson of Mt. Pleasant; aunts Darlene Henessee, Tootie (Ronnie) Eckhardt and Liz Underwood; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father.
The funeral service for Rich O'Neill will be 10:00 Saturday at Elliott Chapel. According to his wishes his body will be cremated following the services and inurnment will be at a later date. Visitation will begin at noon Friday with the family present to greet friends from 5 - 7 PM. A memorial has been established for FFA Chapter, Mt. Pleasant.


Cathy Glaha on Oct 5, 2018

I am so sorry to hear about Rich...hugs & prayers to all.

Lew Butler on Oct 3, 2018

Melanie, I am Dawn’s little brother and I just heard about your tremendous loss. My family and I will keep you in our prayers for the Lord to be by your side as you grieve and for His great love to wash over you.

David Gonzales "Gonzo on Oct 3, 2018

I don't even have the words! I am so saddened by the news of this wonderful man's passing! He was one of the most committed men I have ever met in my entire life!

Kaye Morrow on Oct 2, 2018

Kaye Morrow
So sorry to about your loss, will be thinking of you

Patty Hausner Sliger on Oct 2, 2018

I was so sorry to learn of your son’s death, Donna. It is hard to imagine how heartbreaking it is to lose a child. I would like to extend my sincere sympathy to you and Rich’s family. May God bless and comfort you all. Love, Patty Hausner Sliger

Jo-Ellyn Elliott on Oct 2, 2018

CandleMelanie, My heart aches for you. Doug and I will keep you in our prayers while you adjust to your new normal. Just knowing that now he is resting in Christ's arms
and the wonderful memories will be a comfort to you.

Theresa Tousignant Ross on Oct 2, 2018

Theresa Tousignant Ross
Sorry to hear of you loss Rich always had a smile on his face and was a good friend on the school bus. He always had a ear to listen to any one a good guy. Lennie and Jodi keep the memories and condolences to the entire family.

Tom Lamb on Oct 2, 2018

Rich was a good friend I will miss Him

Chad white on Oct 1, 2018

So sorry to hear of Rich’s passing. My condolences to the family. Remember Rich always being a calm and quiet soul.

Darrell McChesney on Oct 1, 2018

Nothing but great memories, you couldn’t ask for a better more loyal friend. RIP Rich all my hugs and prayers to the family. Love you always Rich

Roberta Statler-Meierotto on Oct 1, 2018

So sorry to hear about Rich.......know that he will leave a big hole in everyones heart.

Diana Broeg Moffett on Oct 1, 2018

I cannot even begin to find the words to express how very sorry I am for you loss. Rich was an amazing, generous and loving young man who will be missed by all those who knew him. Hugs to his family at this time of sorrow.



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Elliott Chapel
One Redbud Lane
New London, IA 52645
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The family will be present to greet friends from 5 - 7 PM.


Elliott Chapel
One Redbud Lane
New London, IA 52645
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