Richard J. Tuchscherer

Richard J. Tuchscherer, 80, of West Bend, passed away Saturday, Aug. 18, 2007 at the Samaritan Health Center, West Bend.

He was born on July 24, 1927 in Milwaukee to Alex and Helen (nee Dreblow) Tuchscherer.

During World War II he served in the U.S. Marine Corps in the Pacific, being stationed in China, Okinawa and Guam.

On June 27, 1953, he was united in marriage to Florence Kurtz.

Richard retired in 1985 as captain of Administration at the Washington County Sheriff’s Department where he served for 24 years.

He was a member of the VFW and American Legion for 57 years.

Survivors include his wife, Florence; two sons, Paul (Deanna) Tuchscherer and Timothy (Joyce) Tuchscherer, both of West Bend; four grandchildren, Michelle (Lonnie) Moorehead, Sarah (friend Kyle McCafferty) Tuch-scherer, Jennifer Roberts and Peter Roberts; a great-granddaughter, Lauren Moorehead; a sister, Betty (Allan) Schowalter of Port Washington; two sisters-in-law, Naome Pickhard and Edna Schall, both of West Bend; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Walter Tuchscherer, a sister-in-law, Margaret Tuchscher-er; and three brothers-in-law, Lester Schilling, Robert Pickhard and Norman Schall.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. at the Myrhum-Patten Funeral Home, 1315 W. Washing-ton St., West Bend.

Rev. James Taylor will officiate and burial will be in Washington County Memorial Park, West Bend, on Friday at 10:30 a.m.

Visitation will be at the funeral home on Thursday from 4 p.m. until the time of service.

Memorials to the Wisconsin Parkinson Association, 945 N. 12th St., Suite 4602, Milwaukee, WI 53233, or the Samaritan Health Center, 531 E. Washington St., West Bend, WI 53095, are appreciated.

Online guest book and condolences may be found at

The family would like to express a special thank you to the staff of the Samaritan Health Center, Cedar Community Hospice, and all of the friends who supported Dick during his battle with Parkinson’s disease.