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In Memory of Gerald Richard


December 30, 1938 - January 5, 2020

Gerald “Uncle Gerry” LeRoy Richard Age 81, of Minong, WI died Sunday, January 5, 2020 at the Brentwood Memory Care in Rice Lake, WI.

He was born on December 30, 1938 in Minong, WI to Julius and Muriel (Barber) Richard. Gerry graduated from the Northwood High School in Minong and then entered the United National Guards and then entered the United States Army and was Honorably Discharged. He was married to Gale Peters in 2001 and she preceded him in death in 2014. Gerry was a male model in Chicago, worked on a copper mine, worked on a sheep ranch, a sailboat captain, was a airplane pilot, owned a restaurant, bar and also owned and operated Northwoods Marine Canvas for many years in Minong, WI. He was a great story teller and prankster. He loved to read about aviation and going to plane shows.

He is survived by his siblings, Donald and Shirley Richards of Minong, WI, Duane Richard of Minong, WI & Judy and Jack White of Shell Lake, WI; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Julius and Muriel Richard; and 2 sisters, Marjorie Richard and Sue Michealson; a brother, James Richard.

A celebration of is life will be held from 1-5PM Saturday, January 11, 2020 at the Longbranch Saloon and Eatery in Minong, WI. Graveside services and Military Rites will be held at the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spooner, WI at a later date.

Appleyard’s Home for Funerals in Rice Lake, WI is in charge of the arrangements.


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