Richard Dean Frison, 84, of Colona passed away July 12, 2019 at Illini Restorative Care Center in Silvis. A memorial visitation will be 2-4 Saturday at Schroder Mortuary in Colona. Memorials may be made to the family.


Richard was born January 22, 1935 in Strawberry Point, IA the son of Balzer and Maxine Brewer Frison. Richard served in the Army National Guard during the Korean Conflict. He married Shirley September 17, 1955 in Polo, IL. She passed away October 26, 2009. Richard retired from International Harvester and also worked as a Master Carpenter in the area.


Survivors include his children Lori (Jeff) Emry of Roanoke, VA, Richard (Tracy) Frison of Mesa, AZ, and Collette (Carl) Douglas of Geneseo; grandchildren Darcy (Jason) Frison Franks, Guy (Megan) Frison, Jared Emry, Caitlin (Vil) Emry Phonasa, Jennifer (Preston) Douglas, Katherine (Zack) King, and Elizabeth Douglas; 11 great grandchildren and siblings Lila Eddy Waller of Phoenix, AZ, Douglas Frison of Auburn, WA, Roger Frison of Rockford, IL, and Kent Frison of Scottsdale, AZ.


Richard was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Mike Eddy for all of his time and care given to Uncle Dick. Online condolences may be sent to the family at