Richard Jon Ewoldt 

March 27, 1948- Feb. 3, 2024


Richard Ewoldt, 75, a lifelong resident of Crawfordsville, passed away Saturday, Feb. 3, 2024, at Franciscan Health Heart Center Indianapolis due to complications after open heart surgery. Rick passed away with his family by his side. 

Rick was born March 27, 1948, to the late Robert Fredrick Ewoldt and Mary Isabelle Ewoldt.

Rick worked as a maintenance supervisor at Wabash College for many years where he retired from. On the side, Richard loved and enjoyed building homes from the ground up here in Crawfordsville.

Rick enjoyed many hobbies in his life. Teaching his sons how to play baseball, his daughter softball, taking walks to the pond, taking the boys fishing, teaching his daughter how to safely shoot, going to car shows, spending time with family and loved ones, and building anything and everything with his hands. 

Richard is survived by sons, Chris Ewoldt, Shane Ewoldt, Devin Ewoldt and Seth (Sarah) Ewoldt; daughter Megan Ewoldt; sibling Jan (Ed) Bayless; grandchildren, Jessica, Kodi, Max, Hank, Shawn, Vivian, Sage and Samuel; and great-grandchildren, Benjamin and Henry.

Rick is preceded in death by his parents; brother Steven Ewoldt; and sister Linda Ewoldt.

Psalms 23; A psalm of David.

The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.

He makes me lie down in green pastures,

He leads me beside quiet waters, He refreshes my soul.

He guides me along the right paths, for his name’s sake.

Even though I walk through the darkest valley,

I will fear no evil, for you are with me;

your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.

You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life,

and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Private family services will be held at a later date. 

In memory of Rick, please send donations to the Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County.