Richard D. Dempsey Sr.
Richard “Rick” D.
Dempsey Sr., 61, of Mount Calvary, passed away on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at
He was born on October 31,
1958, in Fond du Lac, the son of Edward and Vianalda Erke Dempsey Sr. He was a
graduate of Goodrich High School, Class of 1977. On August 6, 1977, he married
Mary Resop at Church of Peace in Fond du Lac.
Rick worked at Sadoff and
later at Buechel Stone. He was a Red Cross Safety Director, and was a Black
Belt in Martial Arts, which he participated in with his son. He was a member of
St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Malone. He loved fishing and took pride
in his woodworking, building bird houses, feeders and lawn ornaments.
He is survived by his wife,
Mary Dempsey of Mount Calvary, three children: Jessica (Jon) Miedema of St.
John, IN, Richard (Cassy) Dempsey Jr. of Fond du Lac and Heather (Kevin)
Campbell of Madison; three grandchildren: Alexa and Tyler Miedema and Grace
Dempsey; his brother, Robert “Bob” (Nancy) Dempsey of Fond du Lac,
his brother-in-law, Edward Collins of Fond du Lac, numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by
his parents, two brothers: Ed and John (Pat), his sister, Marilyn, his
sister-in-law, Shirley Collins and three nephews: Pat, Brian and Mike.
VISITATION: Friends may call
on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, from 11:00 – 1:00 PM at Kurki Funeral Chapel &
Crematory, 31 East Division Street, Fond du Lac.
SERVICES: Memorial services
will take place on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 1:00 PM at Kurki Funeral Chapel
& Crematory, with Rev. Melinda Feldner. Cremation has taken place.
Kurki Funeral Chapel & Crematory is serving the
family, www.kurkifuneralchapel.com, 920-921-4420.