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Councilman Dick Maher dies suddenly – Click here for details

By Staff | May 3, 2010

Dick Maher in his wood shop last month.

The Blue Earth community was shocked and saddened this week with the sudden death of City Councilman Dick Maher on Sunday, May 2.

Maher, 73, was a retired Blue Earth Area Schools educator and activities director. He also served as the Buccaneer wrestling coach from 1964-1979.

“Dick was a special person,” Blue Earth mayor Rob Hammond says. “Sunday was a sad, sad day for our community.”

Maher had been a member of the City Council for the past 12 years.

The council had been scheduled to hold their regular first meeting of the month on Monday, May 3. Mayor Hammond cancelled the meeting, out of respect for Councilman Maher and his family.

Funeral services were scheduled for 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 6 at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Blue Earth.

More details and a full obituary will be in this coming week’s Register.