Richard Jannusch was born in Plato, Minnesota. He attended grade school in Plato and then later graduated from Glencoe High School. He served in the Minnesota Nation Guard Hutchinson unit for six years. In 1971 he married Karen Rannow and they have made their home in Glencoe since then. They have one son, Ryan, who lives in Maple Grove. Richard is a member of First Ev. Lutheran Church where he has serves as an usher, greeter, and elder. He has worked as an auto parts store manager at various locations in the area. Currently he continues to work part-time as a delivery driver for NAPA in Glencoe. He started working as a funeral assistant in March 2016.