Friday, November 26, 2010

Richard A. Nagy

Richard A. Nagy, age 79, passed away Friday, November 26, 2010, at Wheaton Franciscan All Saints Medical Center. He was born in Milwaukee, WI, on January 19, 1931, and had been a resident of Racine sine 1940. He graduated from Wm Horlick High School “Class of 1950.”

Richard served in the U.S. Army as a Corporal stationed in Korea during the Korean War. He was married to Jeanne Thomas on Oct 4, 1958, and she preceded him in death on March 20, 1990. Richard was employed by Federal Civil Service at the Great Lakes Naval Base for 30 years, retiring in 1986. On April 13, 1991, he married Barbara M. DeHahn. Richard was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Elks Lodge 252, a lifetime member of VFW Post 1391 and a member of TOPS Wisconsin 505. He enjoyed golfing, bowling, the Rubik’s Cube, jigsaw puzzles, fishing and was an avid Green Bay Packer fan. Above all he was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He will be dearly missed.

Surviving are his wife, Barbara; four children, Pamela (Brian) Buckta of LaFarge, WI, Karen (William) Pakter of Inman, SC, Christopher S. Nagy of Racine, Steven (Sue) Nagy of Mesa, AZ; stepchildren, Michael DeHahn of Racine, Vivian DeHahn of Waterford; eight grandchildren, Jeannie Rose, Paul and Matthew Buckta, Adam and Rachael Pakter, Alison and Sam Fischer, Erica DeHahn; step-mother-in-law, Jenny Spencer; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Nancy Otradovic, Richard (Elaine) Brehm, William (Robin) Brehm, Lee (Lynn) Spencer, Jack (Jane) Spencer, Joe (Mona) Spencer, Jim (Sindy) Spencer, Nancy (Mike) Cadman, Steve (Sue) Schoening, Mary Tallant, and Betty Neeley; nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Rose Nagy; and brother-in-law, Otto Otradovic.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, November 30, 2010, at 10 a.m. at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 6400 Spring St., with Rev. William Dietzler officiating. Interment with full military honors will be held at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Monday at the funeral home from 5-7 p.m. and on Tuesday at the church from 9 a.m. until time of Mass. Memorials to the American Heart Assn. have been suggested.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Wheaton Franciscan Hospice and Dr. Howard Short and staff for their loving and compassionate care.

803 Main St., Racine  (262) 634-7888

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