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May, Richard G. "Dick"
Richard G. "Dick" May, age 85, of Mineral Point, passed away on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at Upland Hills Heath in Dodgeville.
Richard was born on May 15, 1934 to George and Elizabeth (Schweitzer) May at home on the farm. He graduated from Mineral Point High School in 1952. He was an Army Veteran. When he returned home from the service he decided to continue farming with his family on the family farm of 3 generations. He was a member of Ss. Mary & Paul's Catholic Church, 3rd degree member of the Knights of Columbus Chapter 2854, Mineral Point American Legion Post 170, D.A.V. and VFW.
On June 27, 1964 he married Rosalie Armstrong at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Darlington, WI. They were married 55 years and blessed with three children; Kevin (Kris) May, Katrina (Dan) Goninen, Kerry May (deceased); 6 grandchildren; Chelsea, Jordan, and Haley May, Jay (Jenny) Goninen, Justin (Catie) Goninen and Lyndsay (Greg) Brecka; 5 great grandchildren; Hudson, Grady, Iyla, Beau and Parker, and his sister Alice Copper.
Dick was preceded in death by his parents, his son Kerry, brothers Joe and Don May, sister Rose and Harry Spray, brother-in-law Denny Copper and his nephew Brian Spray.
Dick's passion for farming was so strong he talked about "his cows" until his last days. Dick and Rosalie enjoyed socializing with their friends. They attended so many movies, bus trips, eating out and music events. Dick loved watching the grandchildren in their school activities and being with them.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, January 13, 2020 at 12 noon at Ss. MARY & PAUL CATHOLIC CHURCH in Mineral Point. Fr. Tafadzwa Kushamba will officiate. Military Graveside Rites will be accorded by the Mineral Point American Legion Post 170 at St. Mary's Cemetery. A visitation will be held on Monday from 9:00 until 11:50 a.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Mineral Point Opera House or the Mineral Point Rescue Squad.
Gorgen Funeral Home