Richard “Dick” Fanshaw

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.


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.
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. American Legion Post
210 of Waupun will provide military honors.


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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