Richard Fanshaw

Date of Death: Mar 24, 2014
Richard Fanshaw
[highlight_text] [/highlight_text] Richard “Dick” Fanshaw, 87, of King, WI, formerly of Waupun and Stoughton, died Monday, March 24, 2014 at the Wisconsin Veterans Home.


[leftcolumn] 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.


[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Visitation: [/highlight_text] 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.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Services: [/highlight_text] 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. American Legion Post 210 of Waupun will provide military honors.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Memorial Contributions: [/highlight_text] The family requests memorials be directed to Alzheimer’s Association, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, or a veteran’s organization of your choice.



  1. Floyd and Alice Cole Says: March 26, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    To my cousins Keith, Lee, Linda and their families- We lost Alice’s mother a few years ago to Alzheimer’s. We can appreciate the journey that you have been on with your father.
    We hope your happy memories of days gone by will sustain you during this difficult time. Our deepest sympathies to you all.
    May Dick rest in peace.

  2. George Scott-Dorn True Value Hardware, Oregon Says: March 27, 2014 at 9:28 am

    The gang at Dorn True Value, Oregon WI Remember Dick Well
    He spent many hours in the store as a Salesman and a Friend.
    God Bless.

  3. My condolences to Linda and the rest of the family, I remember Dick well from the days at his hardware store…he went out of his way to be friendly to all who visited the store… Great Guy and Great family!

    Don Myers
    Lee & Associates
    626 Lincoln St
    Rhinelander, WI 54501
    [email protected]

  4. Kathy Kushava Says: March 29, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    I am sorry for your loss but happy for Dick to be home and at rest. It was my pleasure to get to know Dick during his stay at Pine Crest Village is Sturgeon Bay, I am the activity person there, I truly enjoyed Dick.
    Dick was a ray of sunshine to everyone always smiling, happy and mischievous in oh so nice a way. I have thought of him fondly often as did some of the other staff that knew him.
    Until we meet again–blessings Kathy

  5. Bill Morrissey Says: March 30, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    Kieth – I was very sorry to hear of your father’s death. He was the coach of the first baseball team I ever played on and one of the nicest men I ever knew. My sympathy to you and your family.

    Bill Morrissey

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