G. Richard Irving

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G. Richard 

Irving, G. Richard “Dick”
Of Brookfield, WI went to meet his Lord on May 27, 2013 at the age of 82. He was born in South Milwaukee, WI and is survived by his loving, devoted and caring wife, Jane, of 59 years, loving children: Mary Jane(David) Lohr of Bothell, WA, Nancy(Marc) Duff of New Berlin, WI, and John(Michelle) Irving of Naperville, IL. Also surviving are seven fond and worshipped grandchildren: Brian (Katie) and Teresa Lohr, Charlie and Carolyn Duff, and Jeremy, Ryan, and Matthew Irving. He is also survived by his cousins: Jean(Albert Jr.) Clasen of Oak Creek, WI, Jack Hughes of Milwaukee, WI, Miriam (James) Miller of South Milwaukee, WI, Richard(Peggy) Schottlaender of Billings, MT, and other relatives and dear friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Natalie Schottlaender Hughes Irving, and other relatives and friends.
Dick graduated from Maine Township High School in Des Plaines, IL in 1949 and from Carroll College in Waukesha, WI in 1953. It was at Carroll where he met Jane. He also joined in the Naval Reserves and served for eight years at which time he was honorably discharged as radioman 3rd class. In 1953, Dick began his career at the Wisconsin Telephone Company(Wisconsin Bell/Ameritech) and retired after 38 years. Throughout his life he was dedicated to service. This was true as he served as Chairman of the Waukesha County March of Dimes, in the Junior Chamber of Commerce, as President of the Beaver Dam Chamber of Commerce for two terms, as President of the Beaver Dam Kiwanis Club, and as a member of the West Bend Safety Commission, and the Fire and Police Commission.
A memorial service will be held on June 8th at Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, 76th St. and Parkview Rd., Greendale. A visitation will be held from 10-12(Noon), with a service at 12(Noon). Private family services will be held at Prairie Home Cemetery in Waukesha. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, Carroll University, or any interest of your choice.
A special thanks to the doctors and staff at Aurora St. Luke’s Hospital.
New Berlin Chapel

Past Comments

Judy Compton-Holbrook

You were like the daddy to me that I never had, Uncle “Duck”. I will forever remember that name I endearingly called you. It will always bring a smile to my face and a flicker in my heart. My love and blessings to you all – Judy


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S. Henry

My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time.
–Sandy (McCrimmon) Henry

Cathie Ann (Compton) Rees

To my Dearest Aunt Janie and cousins Mary Jane, Nancy and John (and their families),

How sad I am (as well as everyone that Uncle Dick knew) that such a loss has befallen our family. Uncle Dick had such a wonderful sense of humor, quick wit and love of life and family. What a truly great and honorable man he was and he has left a hole in our hearts that will never be refilled.

Uncle Dick…You were especially important in my life. You were more of a dad to me than my own father ever was. I was the flower girl at your wedding with Aunt Janie. You were my first crush and “date” (I was all of nine years old, chubby and wearing an old prom gown) and you bravely took me out to the hot dog stand (but wisely left me in the car…I looked awful but you made me feel beautiful). You taught me how to drive (you were very patient as I kept getting “turn right and turn left” all mixed up and would go the wrong way on one-way streets). You walked me down the aisle at my wedding. You were always there for me even as your own family started to grow. You helped my Mom and put up with a lot but you never let us down. Part of the reason I am who I am today is because of the love and understanding you showed to me. I love you and always will…

Your adoring niece…

Cathie Ann (Compton) Rees

Emily T.

To Dick,

A special guy who lifted the spirits of everyone he met.

A devoted husband whose love for his wife and family has been, and will always be, an inspiration for me.

An eternal gentleman who wholeheartedly cared about the welfare of all others before himself.

I will always remember your smile, your optimism, your warmth and your sincerity.

It was my pleasure to know you and to help take care of you.

With gratitude,
Emily T.

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