Obit: Joiner, Richard L. (1938 - 2015)
Contact: Robert Lipprandt
Surnames: Bonson, Couillard, Erickson, Joiner, Miller
----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 6/18/2015
Joiner, Richard L. (1 MAR 1938 - 11 JUN 2015)
Richard L. Joiner, 77, passed away peacefully at home, on June 11, 2015, with his family at his bedside.
He was the youngest of five, born on March 1, 1938, to Richard H. and Leone (Bonson) Joiner in Beloit, WI. The family moved to Gilman in 1948, where he graduated from high school in 1956.
He married his high school sweetheart, Frances “Kaye” Couillard on Sept. 1, 1956. They moved to Janesville, and were blessed with two sons, James Ray and Richard George. His career of 38 years began at Wisconsin Bell Telephone Company, which later became AT&T, and ended as Ameritech. Rich retired in 1994, after multiple changes in responsibilities due to training and advanced technologies.
They later moved to Hixton, where they built their retirement home on their longtime hunting land. Rich loved deer hunting, fishing in Canada with his son, Rick, and good friend, Greg, and watching his three granddaughters grow up. Rich will be missed by all who knew him. The family thanks everyone who helped Rich throughout the years.
Rich is survived by his wife of nearly 59 years, Kay; sons, Jim and Rick (Margie); granddaughters: Kristin, Amy, and Molly; sister, Dixie Miller; many sisters-in law, brothers-in-law, other nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard H. and Leone; brother, Jack; and sisters, Bonnie Jean and Maxine.
Funeral services will be held Monday, June 15, 2015, 11 a.m., at the United Methodist Church, Hixton, WI, Reverend Meg Erickson will be officiating. Family and friends are invited for visitation Monday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Jensen-Modjeski Funeral Home of Hixton, is assisting the family with arrangements.
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