Richard L. Adrian


Richard L. Adrian, 82, of North Vernon, passed away at 1:46 p.m., on Saturday, November 27, 2021, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana in Columbus.

A memorial service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m., on Friday, December 3, 2021, at Sawyer-Pickett Funeral and Cremation Service. Father Jerry Byrd will officiate. Burial will take place at a later date, cremation was chosen. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until the time of the service.

Born on March 13, 1939, Mission, SD., Richard was the loving son of Earl and Elizabeth (Angel) Adrian. He was united in marriage to Ruth Knox on February 13, 1982. She survives.

Richard graduated from Marquette University, then earned his Master’s degree in Business from the University of Detroit. He had retired as an Investment Analyst and was also a farmer. He served as a Treasurer for several years for the Jennings County Community Foundation and was a board member. Richard helped establish the Jennings County Farmer’s Market. He is a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, and Indiana Farm Bureau.

In addition to his wife, Ruth Adrian of North Vernon, survivors include daughter, Kirsten Adrian of North Vernon; sons, Daniel L. (Alison) Adrian of Mason, OH, Richard L. (Amanda) Adrian of Greer, SC, and Jonathan P. (Angela) Adrian of Scipio; brothers, Dean Adrian of Ft Collins, CO, and Billy Adrian of Mission, SD; grandchildren, Alexander and Samantha Adrian, Mia, Dylan, and Ava Adrian, and Quinn, Duncan, Conner, and Brandon Adrian.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Elizabeth Adrian; 1st wife, Margaret (Mesner) Adrian; daughter, Megan Adrian; son, Michael Adrian; sister, Helen Marie Hanson; brother, Robert Adrian; and grandson, Rondal Lee Adrian.

Memorial Donations can be made through the funeral home to Our Hospice of Jennings County or the Rondal Lee Adrian Scholarship Fund through the Jennings County Foundation.

Friends and family are invited to light a candle or leave a message of condolence in Richard’s memory at