Richard Hans Theander was born on July 4, 1934 to William and Mary Helen Theander at Matfield Green, Kansas. Richard attended High School in Ashland, Kansas, and continued his education at the Fort Hays State University, in Hays, Kansas. Richard married Joyce Eloise Keasling on August 16, 1953 in Ashland, Kansas at the Methodist Church. Richard and Joyce were blessed with 5 children, Helen, Connie, Richard, Linda, and Larry. Richard was a Farmer/Rancher which he loved, time on the tractor was his therapy. Richard was foreman for Shaw Feedlot in Ashland, Kansas. Richard's hobby was to go fishing. Richard was a devoted husband to his wife Joyce. Richard was a member and elder of the First Christian Church in Ashland, Kansas. Richard was preceded in death by his parents, William and Helen Theander; brother, Raymond Theander; infant daughter, Helen Irene Theander. Richard went to be with his Lord and Savior on November 25, 2019, at Wheatlands Health Care Center in Kingman, Kansas. Richard is survived by his wife, Joyce Theander, sons, Larry (Shelly) Theander of Ashland, Kansas, Richard (Jeannee) Theander of Richmond, Texas; daughters Connie (John) Scammey of Independence, Kansas, Linda (Keith) Dreiling of Topeka, Kansas; brother, Dean (Jean) Theander, Arlen (Jeanne) Theander, sister, Mary Pauley, seven Grandchildren; nine Great Grandchildren; nieces; nephews; other family and friends. Family suggest memorials to Rivercross Hospice, 251 S Whittier, Wichita, KS 67207 and Wheatlands Health Care Center, 750 West Washington, Kingman, Kansas 67068.