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Obituary: Richard A. Alaspa

Richard A. Alaspa, 50, of South Range, Wisconsin, died Oct. 26, 2021, at his residence.

Richard was born on Nov. 17, 1970, in Cloquet, the son of Walter and Arlene (Holmberg) Alaspa. He married Brenda Billings on June 19, 2006.

Rick had worked for Laborers' Local Union No. 1091. He enjoyed spending time outdoors, in the woods, and on the shore of Lake Superior. Rick also enjoyed building cabins on his property, and he was always tinkering. He loved to play horseshoes with his father-in-law, Don. He also loved his animals, especially his companion and dog Max.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Arlene; father and stepmother, Walter and Lori Alaspa; and brother, Dallas Alaspa.

Rick is survived by his wife, Brenda; children, Elizabeth, Brandon and Amy; siblings, Curt Alaspa, Wendy (Craig) Risdall, and Chad (Stacy) Alaspa; father-in-law, Don Billings; sisters-in-law, Lisa (Chris) Strom and Barb (Ray) Cameron; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation: 11 a.m. until the 12 p.m. funeral service Saturday, Nov. 13 at Vineyard Church Eastside, 3833 E. Superior St., Duluth MN 55804.

Downs Funeral Home, 1617 N. 19th St., Superior, is assisting the family with arrangements. To leave an online condolence, please visit http://www.downsfh.com.