(8/31/12) Richard R. "Dick" Bue, 73, Marshfield, died unexpectedly on Thursday, August 30, 2012 at his home in the Town of Rock, Wood County.
A memorial service will be held at 12:00 pm on Monday, September 3, 2012 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Marshfield, with Rev. Jon Guenther officiating. Burial will take place in East Lawn Cemetery, Alma Center, at a later date. The family will receive relatives and friends on Monday from 10:00 am until service time at Trinity Lutheran Church. Rembs Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Dick was born on August 1, 1939 in Black River Falls, the son of Raleigh and Mabel (Frost) Bue and was a 1957 graduate of Black River Falls High School. He also attended North Central Technical College in Wausau from 1959 until 1961. After his education he was employed at Henning Manufacturing in Stratford, Wick Building Systems in Spencer, and Felker Brothers in Marshfield. He then became a mechanic and was employed at Baltus Oil and later Schierl Tire in Marshfield until his retirement.
He married Grace Fandre in 1963 and together they had 3 children, Kelly (Kevin) Korth of Loyal, Kim (Dennis) Hannan of Stratford, and Robert (Linda) Bue of Fort Atkinson. They divorced in 1980. He married Marjorie Luepke Wendt in 1988 and there were 5 stepchildren, Katherine Sandley of Auburndale, Keith Wendt, Kevin Wendt, Kory Wendt, and Kyle Wendt, all of Marshfield. He is also survived by 8 grandchildren, 4 step grandchildren, and 6 step great grandchildren. He is further survived by a brother, Melvin (Cindy) Bue of Black River Falls, and 2 sisters, Joanne (Doug) Nash of Black River Falls, and Joyce Moldenhauer of Hixton and his mother-in-law, Irene Luepke of Spencer and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents, a brother-in-law, Robert Moldenhauer and his father-in-law, Vilas Luepke.
Anyone who knew our dad knew his love for life and people. He was given many adversities in life and he took all on with courage and determination. He never complained and always looked at the bright side of whatever obstacles he was given. He always had time and a helping hand for anyone he met. He loved traveling and polka dancing. He loved life.
Condolences may be sent online to www.rembsfh.com