January 26, 2011

Richard L. Cordell

Richard “Dick” L. Cordell departed this life on January 25, 2011. Dick was a graduate of Lincoln High School and the University of Nebraska. While at the University of Nebraska he was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. Throughout his life Dick loved playing golf, tennis, and a variety of other sports. Dick played AAA baseball for the St. Louis Cardinals. He loved coaching his children’s sporting events. Dick was a member of Masonic Lodge 210 in Lincoln. He had a distinguished career with Hormel Foods retiring as a National Sales Manager for the grocery product division. After retirement, he, along with his wife, resided at Glen Eagle Golf and Country Club.

Dick is survived by his loving wife of 58 years JoAnn, their children Cindy Felty, Becky(David) Quinn, Richard (Mellissa) Cordell; grandchildren Kimberly Hair, Megan Felty, Sean and Lauren Quinn, Alexa Cordell, Krista Cordell, Simon Traster, Rawleigh Cordell, Emila Cordell and Triston Cordell; great-grandchildren Eliot and Samuel Hair, Isabell, Rhyleig, Caden and Landon Peterson. Many niece’s nephews and a large extended family.

Dick is preceded in death by his parents Robert and Ester Cordell, brothers William and Robert Cordell.

Visitation with the family present will be held at Wyuka Funeral Home, Sunday, January 30, 2011 from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M.  Funeral Services will be held at Wyuka Funeral Home on Monday, January 31, 2011 at 10:30 A.M.

 In lieu of flowers memorial donation may be made to Avow Hospice 1095 Whippoorwill Lane Naples, FL 34105 or the charity of the donor’s choice.


  1. Dick was the best father-in-law any son-in-law could ask for and I am at piece with the fact that you are in heaven. Dick, I will miss your laugh and nice sense of humor, I hope you are playing lots of golf. Love, David

  2. Dick, was a wonderful person. I worked for him at Hormel while in New Jersey and he was a very calm, but very direct boss. My time working under him was a great learning experience that I will cherish forever.

    Larry Weinberg

  3. JoAnn & family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family!

    We have many fond memories of working with Dick and our friendship with him. He was a great leader and friend!

    Sorry we can’t make the visitation or funeral.


    Carol & Norris

  4. Joann and Family: What great memories we have of our friendship with you guys. Too many games of tennis to mention and then finally we
    came to our senses and played golf. It was hard to be boss and friend, too, but Dick managed to be both. You guys were on our first
    of many Hormel trips (Banff) and we were instant friends. We love you!


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