Richard "Dick" Desch

October 19, 1924May 17, 2020

Richard "Dick" Desch of Albion, IN formerly of Fort Wayne, passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2020. RIchard was born October 19, 1924 in Defiance, OH. Richard graduated from Central Catholic High School in Fort Wayne. After graduation Richard joined the U.S. Army during World War II. During his service he was wounded and received the purple heart for bravery and valor. After his service he worked for the U.S. Postal Service, retiring after 38 years. Richard was an avid golfer, scoring two holes-in-one during his golfing years. He was well read, and a quick wit and a dry sense of humor. He loved a good cigar along with a glass of good scotch. Richard was a force to be reckoned with and was adored by his family Richard is survived by his children, Cheryl (John) Bender, Deborah (Bob) Ruch, Jeffery (Susan) Desch; five grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Richard was preceded in death by his wife, Marceline; sisters, Amelia, Florence, Bernadette, Veronica, Gertrude and brother, Oswald. A private service will take place at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Albion, IN. Arrangements entrusted to D.O. McComb and Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Northridge Village Nursing Home, Albion, IN. Memorial contributions may be made to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Albion, IN or to masses.


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Richard "Dick" Desch

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Pam Bremer

May 19, 2020

I always enjoyed the stories you shared about your Dad. He was a sweet character! I know he’ll be miss d by all
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Michael Mattingly

May 19, 2020

We are so saddened by the passing of Uncle Dick. I have so many fond memories of he and my mother, Bernie, together. They were always so close.

May you find peace in knowing that the seven siblings are finally all together. They are probably all having a feisty discussion and they all think they have the right answer - that's the Desch way!

You are in our prayers.
Mike and Joyce


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