Richard King

King, Richard A.

Richard A. King, age 69, of 6121 Timberline Court, Wisconsin Rapids, WI died Monday, January 28, 2013 at Ministry St. Joseph Hospital, Marshfield, WI.

Memorial Services are 11:00 AM Saturday, February 2, 2013 at the Faith Reformed Church, Wisconsin Rapids, WI. Rev. Vance Elzinga will officiate. The Family will greet relatives and friends at Faith Reformed Church on Saturday from 9:00-11:00 AM.

Richard was born July 25, 1943 in Milwaukee, WI to Norman and Rose (Bertling) King. He married Janet D. Straw on November 16, 1963 in Plainfield, WI. Richard was the director of marketing for Beverage Bottlers and later was a house parent for Rawhide Boys Ranch in New London, WI.

Richard was an avid sports fan, including all local high school sports, the Wisconsin Badgers, the Green Bay Packers and the Milwaukee Brewers. He was a member of the Wood County Gun Club.

Richard is survived by his wife, Janet; son, Brian (Sue) King of Wisconsin Rapids, WI; three grandchildren, Jordan, Michala and Chelsea; three brothers, Del (Laura) King of Wisconsin Rapids, WI, Ray (Sandy) Smithana of West Bend, WI and Dean (Joyce) Lang of Waupaca, WI; mother in law, Crystel Straw of Wisconsin Rapids, WI and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Walter Smithana; two sisters, Florence Neises and Evelyn Goetz and father in law, Milton "Bud" Straw.

Ritchay Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids, WI is handling all arrangements.


Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune on Jan. 30, 2013