Richard "Rich" William Northburg Obit

RICHARD "RICH" WILLIAM NORTHBURG, 58, of Deerwood, died unexpectedly on Aug. 25, 2023 at the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.
He was born in Crosby on Nov. 7, 1964 to Darrel and Patsy (Isensee) Northburg.  Rich married Nancy Boyd on April 26, 2008 in Bennetville.  He was a retired operator with International Union of Operating Engineers and was a member of the Local 49B with 37 years of service.
Rich was an avid fisherman... summer or winter, reel or spear... it didn't matter. He was a man of his word who was fun-loving and generous, always ready to help friends and strangers alike. He loved collecting antique automobiles and was always convincing Nancy about his latest, greatest scheme or project. More than anything, Rich loved his family, especially attending the grandkids' events and  activities. Above all, Nancy was the center of his life: buying her things (whether she liked it or not!), going places with her, or just spending time together.
Preceding Rich in death are his father; his sister, Kimberly Olander and step-son, Cody Sullivan.
Rich is survived by his wife Nancy; his mother, Pasty Northburg of Crosby; step-son, Christopher (Germaine) Burgwald of Sioux Falls, SD; step daughters, Jenny (Eric) Thommes of Rice and Beth (Jonathan) Hachey of Crosby; his sister, Lynnette (Rick) Grady of Ironton and 10 step-grandchildren, Elena, Bradley, Nathan, Karl, Noelle, Samantha, Alexi, Annika, Mercedes and Simon.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Crosby.  Burial will be at the Lakewood Cemetery in Crosby.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday.  
Live streaming at (Immanuel Lutheran Church, Crosby MN)
Arrangements are with the Koop Funeral Home in Crosby.