Richard Jacob Nesheim, 93 year old Grenada, California resident, passed away on February 27, 2013 at his home in Grenada.

Richard was born on October 28, 1919 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Jacob and Ruth Nesheim. He spent his childhood in International Falls, Minnesota and graduated from high school in Morton, Washington.

He served in the United States Navy during World War II, and served on the USS Missouri. After the war, Richard was an office manager in the steel industry for many years.

On October 28, 1948 Richard married Mary Foltz in Portland, Oregon. The family lived in Portland and Live Oak, Florida prior to moving to Siskiyou County.

Richard was a member of the Elks Club and enjoyed sports. He especially enjoyed the Pittsburgh Steelers, Portland Trailblazers, and the Oregon Ducks.

Richard is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mary Nesheim; three children: Janet Shirley of Ocean Springs, Mississippi, Jennifer Moellenkamp of Niceville, Florida, and Steve Nesheim of Weed, California; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

No services are scheduled.

Online condolences can be made at

Girdner Funeral Chapel is assisting the family.