Richard Dronkers

richard dronkers

March 24, 1925 ~ May 19, 2021

Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado

Richard Dronkers, a proud Lion, passed away on May 19, 2021 at the ripe old age of 96. Preceded in death by his wife Mieke, Richard left behind his three sons – Remco “Dutch” of Bedford, IN, Eric of Pueblo, and Laurens (Dianne) of Beaverton, OR – in addition to his eight Grandchildren and seven Great-Grandchildren. Per his wishes, cremation has occurred and there will be no service.

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  1. Richard and I go way back to his Safeway days. I worked for McCormick Morgan and we did a lot of business with Safeway and Richard for many years. Then he came to work for us and he and Mike actually lived right across from my husband and I in Daly City. He was quite the character and I was thinking of him today and just saw/read that he passed away. Quite a life and man. I’m sure he continues to be missed. May he Rest in Peace now and forever.

  2. Treasuring the wonderful times we had; football Sunday’s with chili and cornbread ( oh, my, did he love cornbread!). Trips to Canon city, street fairs. Wine tastings. Too many to count
    He will be sorely missed. Karen Harris, Trooper and Anna👩🏻‍🏫🐕🐩

  3. Thank you sir. Yes he will be missed. I can try to copy his accent but I doubt I will succeed. Best wishes to you. Eric.

  4. Eric and brothers, I’m sorry to learn of Richard’s passing. But it is good to know that he had a long and full life. I knew Richard through our mutual association with the Pueblo Charter Lions Club. Richard loved being a Lion. While I was Club Secretary he frequently had questions for me and he would call me. He would begin each call by saying my name in his european flavored english, “Tum …” and I loved hearing from him. Blessings to you and yours. Tom Tucker

  5. Richard was a very nice sophisticated man. Not long after I started working at the Villa in the IL building, I did a Wine and Cheese activity. I was so nervous cause I know nothing about wine so I did a lot of research to see what cheese when with what wine and so forth. Someone told me Richard knew a lot about wine so that was intimidating. After it was all over Richard came up to me and told me what a good job I did. He said you really put on a good show because I know how much one of those cheeses cost! He gave me a lot of confidence after that. I always enjoyed seeing him to say hi. He will be very missed. Condolences to his family, he was a treasure.

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