Obit: Fitzmaurice, Richard Earl (1928 - 2002)

Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon

Surnames: Fitzmaurice, Wiseman, Waldner, Holub, Clements

----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.)


Richard "Dick" Fitzmaurice age 74, of Cavour, SD, died Wed. August 14, 2002, at the Huron Regional Medical Center.

He was born on July 22, 1928, to Levi and Geneva (Wiseman) Fitzmaurice at Janesville, WI. He grew up and attended school in Humbird. He entered the United States Army in 1947 and served in Japan as an M.P. and cook. After his honorable discharge, Richard moved to Doland, SD, to do harvesting work. He was employed with Armour's and Company for 30 years before retiring. He then was a janitor at Cavour School for seven years. He lived in Cavour for 45 years.

Richard married Darlene Waldner at Doland on November 13, 1949. He attended the First United Methodist Church and was baptized in July 2001. He enjoyed many years of hunting, fishing, bowling and loved all sports.

Surviving Richard is his wife, Darlene of Cavour; three sons, Mike (Patty) of Hartford, SD, Dick (Karen) of Mora, MN and Pat (Hazel) of Alpena, SD; eight grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, two sisters Hazel Holub and Millie Fitzmaurice both of Neillsville; two sisters-in-law, Ruth Fitzmaurice of Augusta and Marion Clements of Spicer, MN; one brother-in-law, Forrest Clements of Spicer; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding Richard in death are his parents, one brother Bob and a brother-in-law Ed Holub.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Sat., Aug. 17th at First United Methodist Church, with Rev. Richard Rinearson officiating. Burial was at the Doland Cemetery with military rites by the Huron Veterans Council and the Doland American Legion Post #69. Casket bearers were Bob, Dennis, Bill, Mike Jr., Jessie and Alan Fitzmaurice and Cody Laird.

The Welter Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.



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