RICHARD L. GARBE

Richard L.Garbe, age 73, was set free and found peace on Aug. 13, 2015.

He was born Aug. 3, 1942 to Rueben and Esther (Gosse) Garbe.

He attended school in Plymouth and Elkhart Lake and graduated from Plymouth High School in 1960.

He married the former Sandy Steinbruecker and they had three sons, Richard, Timothy and Michael.

He worked for Hayssen until they closed in Sheboygan and then other machine shops. He retired from HTT in Sheboygan Falls in 2002.

He and Jackie Rasch (Wightman) were married on Aug. 31, 1984.

He was a conservationist and former member of Smerkes Sportsman Club. He was a past officer of the Sheboygan County Conservation Association and was recognized for his contribution in 2012 by being named to the Hall of Fame.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing because he was able to do it with his sons. It was what he missed doing the most. He enjoyed gardening and received compliments on his flowers and the care he gave to his yard.

He will be sadly missed by his wife Jackie; his children: Rich, Tim and his wife Kim, and Mike; his grandchildren, Trevor, Jesse, Heather, Becky and Robert.; his great grandchildren, Jayden, Branden, Amaya and Gavin. You brought so much joy in each of your own way.

He is further survived by his brotherin law Gary and his wife Eileen Wightman; sisters-in-law: Gail and Joel Zimmermann, Bonnie (Skip, who passed away) Inskeep and Mary Garbe and many other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his younger brother Ron and an older brother who died in infancy.

Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Plymouth is serving the family. For online condolences, please visit www.suchonfh.com.

Thank you to the staff at Rocky Knoll who cared for him these past 6 weeks and to Stephanie, Julia, Amy and the entire staff of St. Nicholas Home, Health and Hospice who assisted in his care this past year. He would not have been able to stay home for as long as he did without them. And special thanks to Jamie who could make him laugh and dance.

Honoring Dick’s wishes, there will be no visitation. He will be cremated and laid to rest at Winooski Cemetary. We did it his way.


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