Obit: Dick, Daniel Joseph (1950 - 2008)

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Surnames: Dick, Fischer, Pettis, Schoengarth, Berg, Bertrang, Strangfeld, Gurney, Follmar, Frederick, Budtke, Dickson, Rivard, Brandl, Becker, Nelson, King

----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wis.) Tuesday, 23 Dec. 2008

Dick, Daniel Joseph (24 May 1950 - 22 Dec. 2008)

Daniel Dick, 58, of Neillsville, died Monday, Dec. 22, 2008, at his home on Resewood Avenue. Daniel Joseph Dick was born May 24, 1950, in Marshfield, the son of Jacob and Marion (Fischer) Dick. He attended St. John's The Baptist Grade School, Columbus High School and Mid-State Technical College.

In February of 1970, he was drafted into the United States Army. He served in Korea during the Vietnam War as a medic in a Medevac hospital. Dan was united in marriage to Mary Pettis on Aug. 15, 1970, on base at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas. After his discharge from the service, Dan and Mary came to Neillsville, where he worked at the foundry for a time, he also worked in construction and as an orderly at the Memorial Medical Center.

Dan was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Neillsville. He was a member of the Haugen-Richmond American Legion Post No. 73 in Neillsville. He was an avid Boy Scout leader, a little league coach, and he was active in 4-H with his children.

Dan was an all-around animal lover, often letting the animals join him in the house. His hobbies included hunting, but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandsons.

He is survived by his wife, Mary, two sons, Scott (Kathy) Dickson of Cambridge, and Steven Dick of Gillingham, England; a daughter, Rebecca (Scott) Schoengarth of Neillsville; five grandsons, Patrick, Hunter, Devon, Zavery and Kyzer; 13 siblings, Alice (Edward) Rivard of Hartford, Bernard (Geraldine) Dick of Mosinee, John (Jane) Dick, Spencer, Mary Joy (Joan) Dick of Brooklyn Park, Minn., Mary Budtke of Stratford, Lawrence (Donna) Dick of Marshfield, Frances (Kenneth) Brandl of Auburndale, Margaret (Richard) Becker of Cody, Wyo., Teresa (Marvin) Nelson of Fond du Lac, Virgeen (Brian) King of Antioch, Calif., Jacob (Linda) Dick of Marshfield, Kathryn Dick of Milwaukee, Joseph Dick of Warren, Mich.; a sister-in-law, Delores Dick of Lindsey; and several nieces and nephews. Dan was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Gerald and Robert; a sister, Lorraine, nephew, Kyle Dick, two brothers-in-law, Raymond Frederick and Jerome Budtke.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Dan will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008, at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Willard. The Celebrant will be Fr. Joseph Follmar. Interment will be in the Columbia Cemetery with Military Rites accorded by the Neillsville Veterans Council. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., Friday with a 7:30 p.m. rosary service at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville; and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Holy Family Catholic Church.

Casketbearers are Casey Schoengarth, Tony Berg, Travis Berg, Allyn Bertrang, Timothy Strangfeld, David Dick and Travis Gurney.

The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Daniel's family with funeral arrangements.



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