Dr. Richard “Dick" Bevis of Ely

Dr. Richard “Dick" Bevis of Ely died from a heart attack on May 22nd at age 80. Dick grew up in Minneapolis and enjoyed summers on Burntside Lake. Dick was a graduate of the University of MN Dental School, and practiced orthodontics in the Twin Cities for over 30 years. He remained active throughout his life enjoying boating, fishing, golf, and sailing on Lake Superior. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, and will be remembered for his steady character, optimism, and generosity. Dick was a man of quiet faith in God, and his family rejoices that he is now in his eternal home. Dick was preceded in death by his parents Percy and Allie Bevis, and sister Joan Nelson. Dick is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mary (Palmquist) Bevis; three children, Karen (Peter) Tamte, Randy (Cheryl) Bevis, and Ben (Sara) Bevis; and 9 grandchildren. Memorial service plans to follow.