Wednesday, June 17, 2015


 AGE: 78

ADDRESS:  N5055 County Rd E Medford, WI           Township of Molitor resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH:  11:30 P.M. Monday, June 15, 2015 after a long battle with a rare degenerative brain disease at his residence where he was surrounded by his loved ones and under the care of Hope Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 12:00 P.M. Monday, June 22, 2015 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Whittlesey

OFFICIATING:  Father Gerard Willger

VISITATION:  10:00 A.M. until time of services at 12:00 P.M. Monday, June 22, 2015 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Whittlesey

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: April 21, 1937 in Milwaukee

EDUCATION: Graduate of the Tool & Die Program from Milwaukee Area Technical College

MARRIAGE: 1st: on July 26, 1958 in Neshkoro to Bonita M. Stanke and they were later divorced. 2nd: On June 15, 1979 in Fond du Lac to Barbara J. (Anzia) Bruggink and she survives

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Richard served in the Wisconsin National Guard at Fort McCoy. After high school, he attended MATC’s Tool & Die Maker Program. He then worked at Wells Manufacturing Company in Fon du Lac. Richard then moved to Medford in 1981 and worked for Phillips Plastics as a tool, die and mold maker. He later became a project engineer for Fiskars in Wausau where he retired from in 2000. In his retirement, he did consulting work for several companies. Richard enjoyed golfing, sailing, canoeing, traveling, carpentry, history, the Green Bay Packers, and he loved spending time with his family.

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Barbara J. Wright of the Township of Molitor

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Mary (Mark) Scheer of Oshkosh, Ramona (Craig) Geib of Van Dyne, Richard Jr. (Joan) Wright of Menasha, Cathy (Richard) Circo of Fond du Lac, Christopher (Patti) Bruggink of Medford, Michael Bruggink of Tomahawk and 1 spoiled black cat “Baby”


SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Lyda Detert of Fond du Lac, Elizabeth Lampien of Seaside, OR Sister-in-Law: Kathryn Richison of Athelstane Brothers-in-Law: Michael (Sandy) Anzia of West Bend & Paul (Judy) Anzia of Belgium

Richard is further survived by many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends


DECEASED FATHER: Harley O. Wright       DECEASED MOTHER: Sophia B. Reinertson

OTHER INFORMATION:  In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Richard's name to Hope Hospice or to his family to be designated at a later date.

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