Wednesday, April 29, 2015 2:23 pm
Richard “Dick” Joseph Schissel died April 13, 2015, in his home in Mesa, Ariz. Memorial services are pending at a later date.
He was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis in 2012.
Richard is survived by his children: Heather Schissel of Round Lake Beach, Ill.; Heidi and Egan Colbrese of Viola, Ill.; and Michael Schissel of Calmar; four grandchildren: Kael, Caden, Riley and Ivy; his brothers and sisters: Alvin and his wife Marian Schissel of Rice Lake, Wis.; Dorothy and her husband Frank Quirk of The Villages, Fla.; twin sister Rita Kuhner of Orinda, Calif.; Helen and her husband Walter Hruska of Rochester, Minn.; Betty and Gene Hruska of West Union; Kenny and his wife Mary Schissel of Calmar; his brother Bob’s wife Peggy Schissel of Temecula, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Angela and Paul Schissel, and brother Robert “Bob” Schissel.
Dick was born on June 28, 1941, at his home in Fort Atkinson. He attended school in Calmar. Dick joined the Navy in 1960, where he worked as an electrical technician on a nuclear submarine. His service with the US Navy ended in 1963. He returned to Calmar, managing and becoming owner of Schissel’s Tavern. He married Rebecca A. Stockman of Hawkeye Nov. 1, 1969. They had three children and lived in Calmar. Dick worked for CamCar Textron, which brought him to San Jose, Calif. There, he married his second wife, Sheri Martin, March 25, 1995. Sheri passed away in 1998. Dick retired to Mesa, Ariz., where he remained active with his favorite hobbies. He enjoyed shuffleboard, golf, playing cards and spending time with friends. Dick will be remembered for his entertaining stories and fun-loving smile, as well as his unique ability to “stretch a dollar.”
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