Weekend Funeral Service Planned for Former Local Priest

Funeral services will be held this weekend for a former priest who once served several local communities.

Reverend Richard Maichen of Manchester died Monday. He was 90 years old.

Rev. Maichen was ordained in 1954. He served as a priest and faculty member in numerous eastern Iowa parishes, including St. Joseph’s in Elkader, St. Francis Xavier in Dyersville, St. Patrick’s in Colesburg, St. Paul’s in Worthington and St. Mary’s in Manchester before retiring in 1996.

He also served as Chaplain of the Knights of Columbus in Manchester.

In lieu of flowers, his family is requesting that any memorials be directed to St. Mary Catholic Church or St. Mary Catholic School in Manchester.

Visitation for Reverend Maichen will be held Friday from 2 to 7 pm at St. Mary Catholic Church in Manchester. His funeral Mass is Saturday at 10:30 am at the church, with burial in the church cemetery.