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Richard Vandermause

December 2, 1924 — July 30, 2011

Richard Vandermause, 86, Casco, passed away on Saturday, July 30, 2011 surrounded by his family. He was born in Rosiere on December 2, 1924 to the late August and Ida (Depas) Vandermause.

Richard graduated from Green Bay East High School at the age of 16. He was drafted into the US Army in July, 1944. On New Years Eve, 1945, he left Boston Harbor for France as a member of the Trailblazers, 70th Infantry Division, 275th Regimen. He was discharged June 25, 1946. Richard earned 2 Bronze Stars.

On June 17, 1947 he married Gloria Pierre at St. Francis Xavier in Brussels, WI. They ran a dairy farm in Casco, WI. Richard also worked as a machinist at Kewaunee Engineering from 1955 until retirement. He enjoyed travel, tinkering in his shop and most of all spending time with his wife and family. Richard was also a member of the Casco American Legion, Post 319, Holy Trinity Holy Name Society, Catholic Order of Foresters and the VFW.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Gloria; children, Rick (Julie), Mary, Terry (Lois), Lynn (Mike) Poole, Bob (Diane), John (Sara), Duane (Jamie); 16 grandchildren, Erik (Wendy), Craig (Katie), Brent (Amber), Jason (Mary), Jessica (Brian) Grimm, Angela (Josh) Fulfer, Amanda (Kevin), Nathan (Tara), Aliese Poole, Troy (Ashley), Cole (Emily), Steven, Melissa, Andrew, Devin, Drake; 7 great grandchildren, Ethan, Colin, Megan, Anna, Evan, Rachel, Dylan. He is further survived by, Flo Vandermause, Ervin (Shirley) Vandermause, Erna (Wallace) Vandenhouten, Joan Sacotte, Melvin DeJardin, Roger Miller, Elaine Guillette, Bernard (Delores) Pierre, Claudette Mirkes, Phil (Judy) Pierre. He was preceded in death by siblings, Ethel (Norman) Wautier, Orville Vandermause, Francis Sacotte, Pearl DeJardin. He was further preceded in death by, Arthur (Lena Gerondale) Pierre, Angela (Vince) Gilson, Margaret Miller, Ella Mae (Herman) Vandertie, Lloyd Guilette, Paul Mirkes.

Friends may call at Wiesner-Massart Funeral Home, Casco on Monday from 4 to 8pm and again on Tuesday, at church, from 9 to 10:15am. Wake Service will be Monday 6pm at the funeral home with Deacon Bob Miller. Casco American Legion, Post 319 service will be at 7pm. Funeral Mass Tuesday 10:30am at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Casco with Fr. Milton Suess officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

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