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Richard Schoessler

| November 11, 2022 11:10 AM

September 28, 1934 – July 23, 2022

Richard Dean Schoessler was born in Lind, Washington on Sept. 28, 1934, to Reuben Schoessler and Ella Biermann Schoessler. Dick found eternal peace and comfort on July 23, 2022, after a short illness. Dick was preceded in death by his wife Marge of 59 years and his parents. Dick is survived by his son Jay, daughter Jill (Stuart), eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Dick graduated from Lind High School and began a career in the food industry and he worked at many potato processing plants in the Columbia Basin until his retirement from Nestle-Carnation in 1999.

Dick loved meeting people, making friends and helping others. He was always willing to volunteer whenever he could.

While living in Warden, Dick held many civic positions. His favorite was as volunteer firefighter, EMT and secretary for the Warden Fire Department for a total of 35 years.

After retirement Dick and Marge were snowbirds to Arizona for many years. While in Arizona they worked at a large flea market where Dick sold watches along with assorted tools. That is where his huge collection of watches started. They also square danced whenever they could, traveled through the United States for dancing, and went on four square dance cruises. Dick and Marge danced at the Senior Games in St. George, Utah 10 years in a row and earned 22 medals in competition. They met many wonderful people and made many new friends through square dancing. Dick found special enjoyment sharing these experiences with their good friends Chuck and Sandi Weiss.

In 2016 Dick and Marge decided to move back to Washington and settled in Cheney to be closer to their son Jay in Colville and their daughter Jill in Ephrata and grandchildren that live nearby.

A memorial service has been scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, at 11 a.m. at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Reardan, Washington. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to your local animal shelter.

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