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Richard Kinney

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Richard Kinney

Nekoosa - Richard G. Kinney, age 85, of Nekoosa died Thursday January 11, 2018 at his home after a courageous three year battle with multiple myeloma.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Nekoosa. Rev. John Swing will officiate. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Nekoosa. Visitation will be held from 4:00 until 7:00 PM Tuesday at Feldner/Ritchay Funeral Home in Nekoosa and at church Wednesday from 10:00 AM until the time of service. Online condolences may be expressed at

Richard was born April 10, 1932 in the town of Linwood, Portage County, WI to Richard and Lillian (Vladik) Kinney. He served in the US Navy from 1949 to 1953 during the Korean War. On October 29, 1977 he married Margaret Ciesielski in Stevens Point. Richard was employed by Nekoosa Papers, Inc. (Domtar) for 38 years.

Richard was a lifelong musician. He played with the Poor Boys Band and Denny Ertl and the Country Boys. He also played with the Cowboy Union Jam at McMillian Library, the Country Pals at the Adams Community Center, and played back-up music for the Senior Sing-a-long at the Lowell Center. He recorded six albums during his lifetime and taught many of us how to play.

Richard was a talented wood worker and craftsman, selling at local craft shows and flea markets, most notably at the Adams Flea Market, for over 20 years.

He is survived by his wife Margaret Kinney of Nekoosa; four children Sharon Kinney, Michael Kinney and Steven (Jill) Kinney all of Wisconsin Rapids and Shawn (Danielle) Kinney of Nekoosa; four grandchildren; two great grandchildren; one brother Philip (Debbie) Kinney of Wisconsin Rapids; and two sisters Patricia Marquardt of Wabeno and Virginia Spaulding of Wisconsin Rapids. Richard was preceded in death by his parents and one great granddaughter.
Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune from Jan. 13 to Jan. 15, 2018
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