White, Richard "Dick'
Richard "Dick" White, 75, of Waupun, died Wednesday, January 30, 2013, at Waupun Memorial Hospital.
Dick was born February 15, 1937, on the Mackford Prairie in Green Lake County, the son of Henry D. and Hattie Lewis White. Dick graduated from Waupun High School in 1954. On October 7, 1961, he married Connie Wille in Fox Lake. Following their marriage the couple resided in Fox Lake for a year, and then Waupun, where they resided the remainder of their married lives. Dick was employed as a sheet metal worker by White Heating in Waupun, and Raab Mechanical out of Waukesha for 17 years, retiring in 1999. Dick was an active member of Union-Congregational Church in Waupun, active with Relay for Life and Meals on Wheels, and a 30 year union member of Sheet Metal Local 18. Dick served with the Army National Guard for eight years, serving a year of active duty at Fort Lewis, WA. He was active with Little League for several years. Dick was an avid sports fan, enjoying the Packers, Badgers, and Brewers. Dick's enjoyment came from helping out, and being with his wife, children, and grandchildren.
Dick is survived by his wife, Connie White of Waupun; his children, Kristin (Kevin) De Boer of rural Brandon; Richard "Rick" (Kristin) White of Waupun; and Kayla (Jim) Lund of Waupun; eight grandchildren, Jordan De Boer, Colin De Boer, Jacy De Boer, Taylor White, Rachel White, Jaden White, Ben Lund, and Bradyn Lund; a brother, Edward (Elaine) White of Ripon; two sisters, Carol Strelow of Fairwater; and Audrey (Don) Buettner of Beaver Dam; a sister-in-law, Audrey White of Green Lake, WI; and several nieces and nephews.
Dick was preceded in death by his parents; and six brothers, Don, Bob, Jim, Henry, Kenneth, and Orien White.
A service of celebration for Dick White will be held Saturday, February 2, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at Union-Congregational Church in Waupun, with Rev. Mark Arbisi officiating. Friends and relatives of Dick White may call on the family on Friday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun and on Saturday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.
The family wishes to thank Lifestar, Generations Hospice, and Waupun Memorial Hospital for their care.
Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home of Waupun and staff are serving the family. Please visit our website at www.wernerharmsenfuneralhome.com for further information and to send condolences.
Published in Fond du Lac Reporter on Jan. 31, 2013