Richard D. Schlice

Richard D. "Dick" Schlice, 79, of Kewaskum, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at Horizon Hospice in Mequon.

He was born on Nov. 26, 1932, in Stevens Point, the son of the late James and Martha (Sommers) Schlice, and on May 5, 1962, he was united in marriage to Shirley Kalepp in Abbotsford.

Dick served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War, and he was employed by the West Bend Company in West Bend, retiring in 1995 after 30 years of service.

Dick was a member of Peace United Church of Christ in Kewaskum, the Moose Lodge West Bend 1398 and the Kohlsville Sportsmenís Club. He served as a village of Kewaskum Trustee and on the Police and Fire Commission Board for many years.

He was an avid supporter of youth sports and was a founder of the Kewaskum Booster Club. He especially enjoyed supporting his grandchildren in their sporting activities. Dick was an avid Wisconsin Badger football fan.

Those Dick leaves behind to cherish his memory include his loving wife of 50 years, Shirley; five children, Debra (John) Hill of Cypress, Texas, Cathy (John) Brunnquell of Port Washington, Randy (Missy) Schlice of Kewaskum, Bonnie (Keith) Herman of Wayne, and Marty (Dean) Kehl of Watertown; 15 grandchildren, Sarah, Rebecca and Adam Brunnquell, Allison and Lauren Hill, Kyra, Brady and Alyce Herman, Grace and Nathan Kehl, Ryan, Cody and Brett Nuernberg, and TJ and Dean Schlice; a sister, Catherine Lee of Wisconsin Rapids; two sisters-in-law, Hilde Schlice and Louise Schlice both of Stevens Point; and other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, Dick was preceded in death by five brothers, Glenn, Don, Bob, Bill, and Jim Schlice and two sisters, Margaret Trombley and Dorothy Knudson.

A memorial service for Dick will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at Peace United Church of Christ in Kewaskum with the Rev. Eric Kirkegaard officiating. Military honor rites by members of the Robert G. Romaine American Legion Post 384 Kewaskum will follow the service at the church cemetery. Inurnment of his cremains will be in the church cemetery.

Dickís family will receive visitors at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of services. Memorials will be donated to Kewaskum youth sports.

The Miller Funeral Home in Kewaskum has been entrusted with Dickís arrangements. Additional information and guestbook may be found at