Richard H. Thelke

H. Thelke, 77, of North Fond du Lac, died Sunday, January 27, 2019 at St. Agnes
Hospital.  He was born September 30,
1941.  He attended Watertown High
School.  On May 17, 1963 he married
Gloria Samuel.  Richard drove truck for
over 30 years until his retirement.  He enjoyed
camping at Evergreen Campsites in Wild Rose, Wisconsin and fishing, both in his
boat, ice fishing, and sturgeon speari
Richard took many trips to Canada with his camping friends and later
enjoyed fishing for walleye in Put-in-Bay, Ohio with local buddies.  He was a member of Eagles Aerie #270, North
Fond du Lac Business Men’s Club, White Tails Unlimited, Wings Over Wisconsin,
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, and Eagles Anglers Fishing Club.  Richard enjoyed planting his garden and
canning the produce.  In his younger
years he enjoyed playing baseball for the Rock River League.  He played in North Fond du Lac’s Over 30
Softball League and also played softball for Evergreen Campsites.


He is
survived by his living wife, Gloria; daughter, Kathryn Hilbert-Thelke; two
grandchildren, Richard Jared “RJ” William Thelke and Samantha Rochelle Hilbert;
his sister, Ruth Ann (David) Loppnow; two sisters-in-law, Jeanie (Roland) and
Bonnie (Robert); nieces and nephews; special family friends, “Son” Kevin Wolfe
and his daughter, Natalie, Stacy Warner, and many other dear friends who he
considered family.


visitation will be held from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM on Sunday, February 3, 2019 at
Uecker-Witt Funeral Home, 524 N Park Avenue, Fond du Lac.  The funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM
on Sunday at the funeral home.  Interment
will take place at a later date in Ledgeview Memorial Park.


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