Richard Leo Wasta Oct. 16, 2012

Friday, October 26, 2012

Richard Leo Wasta, 72, formerly of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, passed away following a stroke on Oct. 16, 2012, in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Dick was born in Cedar Rapids to Erwin J. and B. Louise Wasta on September 24, 1940.

Graduating from Cedar Rapids Washington High School in 1959, Dick was a member of the Army Reserve and an employee of his family's business, Pioneer Office Products, until 1981, when he retired. After moving to Arkansas, Dick enjoyed his motorcycles and antique cars and trucks. Beaver Lake provided him with a loved setting for pleasure boating and relaxing on the deck at his home, overlooking the lake.

He is survived by Joanne Terpkosh Wasta, his wife of 31 years, his brothers, Jim (Jo) of Cedar Rapids , and Wayne (Phyllis) of Decorah, Iowa, many nieces and nephews, and Jody Toms and daughter, Morgan, and Rick Bunney.

He was predeceased by his parents and his sister Nan Johnson Heral.

Memorial services will be held at a later date. Service arrangements were made with Nelson Funeral Service. Memorial donations for a charitable organization that Dick supported may be sent to P.O. Box 92, Eureka Springs, AR, 72632. Online condolences may be sent to the family at