Richard was born January 17, 1953, at Milaca, Minnesota, to Kenneth and Edna (DeChaunt) Prior. He was raised in the Isle, Minnesota, area, where he graduated from high school. His hobbies included his love for horses, breaking them, shoeing them and riding them. He also enjoyed doing leatherwork and carpentry. He lived throughout the western states logging in Idaho, Montana, Colorado and the Black Hills of South Dakota and Wyoming, where he settled down.
Survivors include his mother, Edna Prior of Mora, Minnesota; and a brother-in-law, Dan (Kristy) Trunk of Sundance. He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth; and sister, Mary Catherine “Twink” Trunk.
Cremation has taken place and per his request there will be no services at this time. He lived his life the way he wanted to.
Arrangements are under the care of Fidler-Roberts & Isburg Funeral Chapel of Sundance. Online condolences may be left at www.fidler-isburgfuneralchapels.com