Richard J. Hidani 9/5/2020

Hidani, Richard "Dick"
On Saturday, September 5, 2020, Richard "Dick" Hidani, devoted husband and father of three, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his family at the age of 89.
Dick was born on January 27, 1931, in Wailuku, Hawaii to Kishino and Tauruichi Hidani. He served in the United States Coast Guard before enrolling at Indiana State Teachers College. Following his undergraduate degree, Richard went on to earn two master's degrees from the University of Minnesota, in educational administration and counseling. Mr. Hidani was a well loved teacher in the St. Louis Park School District for 30 years.
On August 25, 1957, Dick married Eiko Nishimura. Together they raised three children, Pamela, Paulette, and Tim. The Hidani family enjoyed many memorable road trips throughout the years, often accompanied by their faithful Boston Terrier, Mitzi. Dick had a passion for the outdoors, hiking, and camping. He was actively involved in Boy Scouts and playing volleyball with fellow educators. In his later years, Dick enjoyed golfing, woodcarving, traveling the world with Eiko, and spending winters on Maui.
Richard is preceded in death by his father, mother, and eight siblings. He is survived by his wife, Eiko, three children, Pamela (Peter), Paulette, Tim (Julie), seven grandchildren, Tia, Molly (Michael), Eddie, Parry, Sam, Judy, and Ben, as well as two sisters, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A private funeral service will be held on Sunday, October 11, 2020 at 1:00pm. The service will be livestreamed at:… Dick will be laid to rest at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials will be donated to the Trillium Woods Scholarship Program. Edina Chapel 952-920-3996