Richard E. Field, Janesville, WI (1934-2015)
April 12, 1934 - July 26, 2015
Richard E. Field, age 81. a lifelong Janesville resident, passed away Sunday evening, July 26, 2015, at Mercy Hospital & Trauma Center. He was born April 12, 1934, in Janesville, the only child of the late James and Evelyn Field. He attended school in Janesville, and was a graduate of Janesville High School. Dick was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving his country during the Korean Conflict. He served on board the U.S.S. Petrel, a submarine rescue ship. He was married to Karen Morse, and she preceded him in death. He later married the former Constance A. Perry at St. William's Catholic Church on Dec. 17, 1977. Dick worked for General Motors Corp. as an "Oiler", until his retirement in 2003, after 40 years of service. Dick very much enjoyed reading, and especially Stephen King novels. He was an avid fisherman, and enjoyed fishing on Lake Geneva. He had a keen interest in Astronomy, watching the skies with his telescopes. He was very artistic, and was talented at drawing and sketching. Dick was a history buff, but had an affinity to World War II history. He enjoyed watching science fiction and horror movies of all kinds, but he also showed his light side by enjoying Spongebob Squarepants with his grandchildren! Dick's greatest joy was his family, and absolutely lived for his three grandchildren!
Dick is survived by his wife, Connie; his two children, Daniel (fiancee, Kathryn "Katie" Wurtz) Field of Janesville, and Melissa (Joe) McDonnell of Madison; his three beloved grandchildren: Daniel I. Field, Emma Field and Eleanor McDonnell; his sister-in-law, Nancy Sanwick of Tennessee; his very special cousin, Patricia "Patsy" Mickelson of Madison; his three nephews: Larry Brown and Kevin Brown, both of Tennessee, and Trevor (Brenda) Harvel of Missouri; and by many friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 31, 2015, at the WHITCOMB-LYNCH FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, with Rev. Roy Poltrick officiating. Burial with full military rites by V.F.W. Kienow-Hilt Post 1621 will take place in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday evening from 5 until 7 p.m., or on Friday from 10 until 11 a.m. at the FUNERAL HOME.
Whitcomb-Lynch Funeral Home & Cremation Services
21 S. Austin Rd., (608)752-2444