Richard C Fuchs, of Antigo, died Sunday, September 29, 2019, at his home under the care of LeRoyer Hospice. He was 85 years old. He was born on April 12, 1934, in Milwaukee, a son of Joseph and Gladys (Meyer) Fuchs. He married Terry Schoenfeldt on June 6, 1953, in Milwaukee. She survives.
He graduated from West Division High School in Milwaukee in 1952.
He served in the United States Army from 1954 to 1956.
Dick received a bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from Marquette University.
He was employed by Oster Manufacturing in Milwaukee for 31 years followed by a six year career at Bemis Manufacturing in Sheboygan Falls.
He spent many summers at Lake Nokomis near Tomahawk and retired there in 1997. He moved to Rhinelander in 2009 and to Antigo in 2012.
He was a member of the King of Kings Lutheran Church in Milwaukee where he taught confirmation class and held many leadership positions. Presently he was a member of Faith United Church of Christ in Antigo.
He enjoyed fishing and woodworking in his shop.
Survivors including his wife are three sons, Mark Fuchs of Merrill, Gary (Janine) Fuchs of Irma, Tom (Mary) Fuchs of Antigo; seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren; a brother, Don (Skaidrita) Fuchs of Milwaukee; a sister, Beverly (Dale) Borgen of Norco, California.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Dennis (Patricia) Fuchs; a sister, Gladys Ann.
A Memorial service will be held on Thursday, October 3, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Faith United Church of Christ, Antigo with Rev. Wes Jedras officiating.
Visitation will be 10 a.m. until the time of services Thursday at the church.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Faith United Church of Christ or LeRoyer Hospice.
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So many wonderful memories from KKLC, Tomahawk and Minocqua! So sorry for your loss, Terry. Unfortunately, we are on a cruise ship in the middle of the Atlantic on our way home following two months in Europe and cannot be with you today. God bless you all as you celebrate the good times. Love, Bill & Marilyn Smithyman. ([email protected] and [email protected])
Tom and Mary’s wedding gift opening. Watching Mr. Fuchs’s smile while watching people try to open the gift I brought! Good Memories!
Listening to Roger Whittaker on the way to Tomahawk!
My sympathies and prayers to you all during this very difficult time. It is never easy losing a loved one so close. In your times of sadness don’t forget to lean on one another for support and cherish all those memories you have made with Richard. I pray that with this heartache you all can find closure knowing he is no longer suffering anymore.
I pray that God would provide you with his utmost comfort at this time as you grieve the loss of your husband/best friend. If you ever need any further support, hospice is always available to help. Take care my dear!
-Heather K. LeRoyer Hospice
Peder & I send our condolences across the miles to Aunt Terry and your entire family. Memories that come to mind...your beautiful home on Lake Nokomis, our trailer breaking down on the way to Tom & Mary’s fun wedding, and of course the summer Peder lived with your family in Milwaukee one summer before we got married (long hair & all). We all spent quality time around the kitchen table talking and eating deliciousness. Uncle Dick was a very special husband, dad, and uncle & will be forever remembered with love. Love, Nancy Jane :::::& Peder
So sorry to hear about your dad. Such great memories growingup across the street from you guys. Wish I could come to pay my respects but schedule just won't allow. Please know you are all in my prayers! Please give your mom and hug and my sympathies! Lori (Peterson) Scheck
Many years ago i had a car that was backfiring real bad and my best friend Tom said let's have my Dad and brother take a look at it so we popped the hood and they took off the carb cover and were looking at the car ...so than Mr. Fuchs said start it up, so i did and a huge flame shot out of the carb ...taking and burning off his and his brothers eyebrows.and i never forgot that Mr.Fuchs was a awesome guy and will be missed...and one more i went up north with his whole family alot and one time it was raining all day so i went out in the rain and fished off the pier for hours ,i was soaked to the gills when Mr. Fuchs got back in a 3pc suite and said how they bitting and i said not even a bite and been out here about 4hrs ...p.s. still pouring when he goes to the boat house to grab a rod and in a 3pc suite casts a line in with me SO HIS FIRST CAST PULLS UP A HUGE PIKE ...BOY HE LAUGHED AT MY WET CLOTHES...
Dearest Tom, Mary, and Family
We are so sorry to hear about Tom's Dad we will have your whole family in our thoughts and prayers.
Ron, Kay and Josh Weix and Kristopher and Kaylee Weix
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