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Richard J Schott

January 10, 1929February 19, 2021

Richard Joseph Schott, 92, of Highland, passed away peacefully Friday, February 19, 2021, at Community Hospital in Munster, IN; after a 7 week long struggle, trying to regain his health -after a fall at home. He was born January 10, 1929 to the late Charles “Earl” and Beatrice (née Buckley)Schott, and grew up in Chicago, IL

Richard aka “Dick” is survived by his two children: Carol Ann(née Schott)Vega, of Highland, IN, and James (Michelle) Schott, of St John, IN; and two Grandsons: Alexander Vega, and Zachary Schott. Brother-in law George & Sharon Kauchak.

He was Uncle to: Peggy (née Schott) & Doug Freud, Donna Schott, Charles & Polly Schott, Robert & Fatima Schott, Jody(née Kauchak) & Scott Robinson, Jill (née Kauchak) & Mike Vergara, John Schott, Dr Paula Young, and several great nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by his wife Dolores, and her parents; infant daughter Karen; parents Charles and Beatrice Schott; siblings Charles and Kathy and Rita Schott, Barbara and William Young, and Nancy Schott.

On February 4, 1956, he married the late Dolores (Laurie) Kauchak in Whiting, IN... where they resided before moving to Lansing, IL, and then onto Highland, IN, happily living for 40+ years.

Dick was a proud Navy Veteran. He loved sharing his interesting countless stories! He started his very detailed stories with: “To make a Short story Long” and captivated. all who were willing to listen!

He retired from Republic Steel he was then able to enjoy his passions and travel. He loved the outdoors and was a fisherman at heart, with many great fishing stories from all over! In his earlier years, he loved to hunt and garden! He was known for his perfect yard and garden, and with pride & perseverance continued his passion till he was 85 yrs old! He had a love for the excitement of the casino, and always mentioned joining his late wife Dolores aka “Big D” at the big Casino in the Sky!

Richard’s wishes were to be cremated with a springtime service pending; at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery to also include cremains of his beloved wife.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.KuiperFH.com for the Schott family.

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STARR Williams

February 26, 2021

First I can't call him anything but Daddio for that how he was introduce to me by his wonderful daughter Carol, whom from day one felt like family. We spend many a great time eating at the casino and hours of hanging out just listening to his great stories of his service years or fishing tails while having fun win or lose, we didn't care for it was just good times. He made both myself and my boyfriend feel like we know them forever. His loss is great to us. One favorite memory is him and The Meringue Pie. Wishing him nothing but blessings in Heaven. Rip Daddio.

STARR Williams

February 25, 2021

First I can't call him anything but Daddio for that how he was introduce to me by his wonderful daughter Carol, whom from day one felt like family. We spend many a great time eating at the casino and hours of hanging out just listening to his great stories of his service years or fishing tails while having fun win or lose, we didn't care for it was just good times. He made both myself and my boyfriend feel like we know them forever. His loss is great to us. One favorite memory is him and The Meringue Pie. Wishing him nothing but blessings in Heaven. Rip Daddio.

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