Richard K. Stiles
1930 - 2013
Richard K. Stiles, 82, of Pleasant Prairie, passed away on Saturday April 20, 2013, at United Hospital System, Kenosha Campus.
He was born in Kenosha on June 30, 1930, to the late Earl and Janie Richardson Stiles. Richard graduated from Bradford High and graduated from the University of Wisconsin Madison with a degree in Agriculture. While growing up he worked for various farms in Somers Township.
On Feb. 4, 1950, he married Ruth Arndt in Kenosha. She preceded him in death in July of 1978.
Richard and Ruth owned and operated Stiles Farms and produce in Pleasant Prairie for over 63 years, starting out in 1950 with five acres and growing it to 200 acres. They operated a flower and produce stand on S. Sheridan Rd. and a stand at the Columbus Park Farmers Market. During the winter months Richard worked for American Motors. The Stiles giant pumpkin display will always be remembered and displayed for the Halloween season. Mr. Stiles was engaged in farming until the time of his death.
Surviving Richard are his five children, Richard W. Stiles of Pleasant Prairie, Susan (Chuck) Saftig of Pleasant Prairie, Renee Rockow and companion Chris Mandell of Elkhorn, Wis., Robert Stiles of Pleasant Prairie and Rhonda (Chris) Lamont of Pleasant Prairie, twelve grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren, one sister Carol (Richard) Boris of Kenosha and sister in-law Grace (Claire) Faulkner. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Ruth and nephew Don Faulkner.
A visitation will be held for Richard at the Proko Funeral Home on Thursday April 25, 2013 from 4 p.m. until time of service at 7 p.m. Family and friends are asked to meet at the graveside at Sunset Ridge Memorial Park on Friday at 9:30 a.m. for the committal service.
Richard enjoyed farming with his family along with the 4th of July family picnics, Christmas family parties, the annual family reunion in Acapulco, his home in Florida and fishing with Charlie the bird and Stumpy the cat.
Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
5111 60th St. 262 654 3533
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Proko Funeral Home
5111 60th St. Kenosha, WI 53144
Published online at KenoshaNews.com on Apr. 22, 2013