Dick Kriz has been elected by his peers within the American Federation of Musicians as a Dean of Our Community because of his lifelong devotion to music and the union movement. Dick was a lifelong member of the AFM having joined in 1956 shortly before deploying to Germany in the U S Army. Dick played the bass in several local bands and played out west. He was comfortable in many genres, but looked best in a tux in the Cedar Rapids Orchestra or some jazz ensemble. He was an excellent musician and a jazz theorist; fun to listen to and play with. He served in several offices in the AFM. He was also an active member of the Sheetmetal Workers and the Boilermakers.Dick Kriz will be missed and fondly remembered.

Obituary – The Gazette

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