Dick was born on March 9, 1932, to Richard and Anne Lemmerick in
Humboldt, SK, and grew up on the family farm in the Muenster district.
Following his education, Dick briefly joined the Army Reserve and was
stationed in Dundurn, SK. In his youth, he pursued an interest in boxing,
and his talent led him to become a welterweight champion in Sask-
atchewan. On May 9, 1959, Dick married Dolores Rath in St. Gertrude
R.C. Church. They began their life together in Humboldt, then moved
to Regina in August, 1963. Three children were born to them. While
living in Regina, Dick was employed at the IPSCO steel plant for over
28 years. During that time, he was a loyal blood donor, with numerous
donations to the Red Cross. In their leisure time, Dick and Dolores enjoyed driving around the countryside taking pictures of old homesteads
and grain elevators. They were long-time members of St. Peter’s R.C.
Church, and more recently of Holy Trinity R.C. Church, both in Regina.