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Richard "Dick" L. O'Connor

July 21, 1941 — June 12, 2023

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Richard “Dick” O’Connor, passed away Monday, June 12th 2023 at the age of 81.  Dick passed peacefully, surrounded by family, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.  Dick is survived by his wife of 47 years, Marlys, his children Cindy (Steve Kopplin), Dawnelle (Tim Klos), Kevin (Dawn Croasdale), and his dog Charlie. Dick and Marlys’s family grew over the years to include son and daughter in laws, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Grandchildren include: Adam Berg(Kris Poncek), and Sara Berg (Daniel Olivares), Amanda Siegler (Cody) and Tyler Klos (Kelly), Connor Croasdale (Katie) and Pete Croasdale.  Great Grandchild James (son of Amanda and Cody). Dick is also survived by his sisters Pat Buchkoski, Thea Kordus, Kathy Rantham, and brother Larry O'Connor He was preceded in death by his parents Erv and Dorothy Kahn, sisters Connie Wadzinski, Barb Malkow.

Dick grew up in the Wausau area.  He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing with his father Erv on the Rainbow Flowage, deer hunting with his son Kevin and the Wittenberg “Poke N Hope” gang, Scuba diving with his daughter Dawnelle, and golfing with his daughter Cindy.  Dick and Marlys enjoyed hosting many “Pool” parties as well as spending winters in Florida, golfing, and hunting the beaches for shark’s teeth. Dick served in the Navy on the USS Hancock as a Boiler Technician. Following his military service, he had a long career with Green Bay Packaging where he worked as a Maintenance Supervisor.  Dick became a Locksmith and started his own locksmithing business, Dick's Lock and Key, which he continued a few years after retiring from Green Bay Packaging. Dick was an experienced carpenter and built the home where he raised his family and shared with his wife Marlys until he passed.  He later enjoyed woodworking and building keepsakes for his family, including shiplap art work, bird houses and many other. He loved music and would dance with anyone who wanted to dance. He enjoyed talking to people no matter where he went and had a wonderful sense of humor.

Funeral services will be held Friday, June 23, 2023 at Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Weston.  Visitation from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. with service to follow.

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Friday, June 23, 2023

9:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Alderson Street

6205 Alderson Street, Weston, WI 54476

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Memorial Service

Friday, June 23, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Alderson Street

6205 Alderson Street, Weston, WI 54476

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