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Richard Fanshaw

d. March 24, 2014

Richard “Dick” Fanshaw, 87, of King, WI, formerly of Waupun and Stoughton, died Monday, March 24, 2014 at the Wisconsin Veterans Home.

Dick was born June 29, 1926 in Waupun, the son of Luvin and Marie Wedge Fanshaw. Dick attended Waupun schools and graduated from Waupun High School in 1943. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in Norfolk, VA. On March 8, 1945 he married Ruth Tillema. Dick and Ruth owned and operated Fanshaw Hardware in Waupun during the 60’s and 70’s. After selling the store he worked for several years as a hardware sales rep. Dick and Ruth enjoyed family gatherings and vacationing in Door County.

Dick is survived by two sons, Keith (Beth) Fanshaw of Waupun, and Lee (Robin) Fanshaw of Stoughton; a daughter, Linda (John) Schopf of Sturgeon Bay; grandchildren, Jeff Ylvisaker (Angela Waltz), Steve Ylvisaker, Joel (Erin) Ylvisaker, Eric (Jamie) Fanshaw, Jennifer (Don) Maue, Sara (Eric) Johnson, John Schopf (Shelby Price), Bret Fanshaw, Kevin Fanshaw, and Jessica Fanshaw; ten great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Dick was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Fanshaw; a daughter, Kathleen Fanshaw; a granddaughter, Michelle Washburn; a brother, Lance Kent Fanshaw; and two sisters, Judith Lou Fanshaw and Donna Marie Grade.


Friends and relatives of Dick Fanshaw may call on the family on Saturday at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun from 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at which time the family will proceed to Holy Trinity Episcopal Church for the service.


Memorial services for Dick Fanshaw will be held Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 12 noon at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Waupun with Deacon Susan Burman officiating. American Legion Post 210 of Waupun will provide military honors.

Memorial Contributions:

The family requests memorials be directed to Alzheimer’s Association, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, or a veteran’s organization of your choice.

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