OBITUARY

Richard John Fuchs

July 8, 1934April 9, 2019
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TWIN FALLS - Richard John Fuchs, a great man, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. He was born to Leo and Dorothy Fuchs on July 8, 1934 in his home in Nezperce, Idaho. He grew up with four sisters and one brother. Richard married his beloved wife of 64 years, Mary Lou, in Nezperce, Idaho on October 9, 1954. While Richard was in the Army, they moved to Arizona and California. After Richard was discharged from the Army, they moved to Pocatello, Idaho where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy. He began work at Arco Drug, and later started his own pharmacy called Lost River Drug. They moved to Twin Falls, Idaho in 1961, where he worked for Kingsbury’s Drug. In 1975, Richard started the now famous Dick’s Pharmacy. Eleven of his children and grandchildren have followed in his footsteps in pursuing pharmacy as a profession. In 2009 he was the recipient of the Pharmacy Professional Achievement Award from ISU’s College of Pharmacy.

He is known as a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle, friend, mentor, and community member. Richard was especially great at creating meaningful connections and relationships with everyone he met. He was proud to be a 3rd and 4th degree member of The Knights of Columbus. One of his greatest joys in life was golfing as a member of “The Valley Rowdies.”

He is preceded in death by his parents, sisters Mary Alice Lance, Delores Wassmuth, brother-in-laws Vince Wassmuth, Duane Miller, and his son-in-law Brian Stroschein. He is survived by his siblings, Geraldine Miller, Pauline (Orval) Schlader, Clarence (Angie) Fuchs, and his brother-in-law James Lance, his eleven children, Marilyn (David) Hall, Edward (Dona) Fuchs, Kathleen Stroschein, Wayne (Carol) Fuchs, Daniel (Barbara) Fuchs, Karen (Michael) Bledsoe, Kristen (Bernie) Edge, Kenneth Fuchs, Dr. Michael (Sabrina) Fuchs, Douglas (Brenda) Fuchs, Lori Fuchs, 23 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

His family and friends will always remember him as the “Terror of the Prairie” and will never forget his “Luther and the 386 Club” card trick!

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to La Posada Ministry at 355 4th Ave W, Twin Falls, ID 83301 and St. Edward’s School at 139 6th Ave E, Twin Falls, ID 83301.

A viewing will be held on Monday, April 15th at 6:00 PM followed by a Vigil Service at 7:00 PM at Reynold’s Funeral Chapel, 2466 Addison Ave E., Twin Falls, ID. A Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, April 16th at 2:00 PM at St. Edward’s Catholic Church at 161 6th Ave E, Twin Falls, ID. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Park in Twin Falls.

Condolences may be left at www.reynoldschapel.com.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, April 15, 2019
  • Rosary Prayer Service Monday, April 15, 2019
  • St. Edward's Catholic Church Tuesday, April 16, 2019
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Beth Schlader Estopinal

April 12, 2019

I'll never forget the kindness Rich & MaryLou gave me after my dad passed. I had the privilege of working at the pharmacy and witnessed his kind, caring, giving nature firsthand. He will, and is already, greatly missed.
He was always fun & funny, won't forget that either!
Blessings to all the Fuchs family in this difficult time. You know he's in Heaven with a crowd around him as he does his card tricks and tells jokes. Heaven is much brighter with the joy he brings with him.

Carol Bearup

April 12, 2019

Dick was a member of St. Edward's Catholic Church. I always liked to give him a handshake when I saw him at mass. My husband, Stuart, has been a customer of Dick's Pharmacy for many, many years. He always enjoys the the Fuchs' boys (as he fondly calls them). I remember at one of the last masses I saw Dick at how lovingly Mary Lou helped him up. Condolences to the family and prayers. I had Krsiten as a student at TFHS & Stuart thinks he had Karen as a student @ CSI. Our daughter, Andrea, was in the same class as Doug. Dick will be gone, but not forgotten.

Kris Edge

April 11, 2019

Kris Edge

April 11, 2019

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Biography

TWIN FALLS - Richard John Fuchs, a great man, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. He was born to Leo and Dorothy Fuchs on July 8, 1934 in his home in Nezperce, Idaho. He grew up with four sisters and one brother. Richard married his beloved wife of 64 years, Mary Lou, in Nezperce, Idaho on October 9, 1954. While Richard was in the Army, they moved to Arizona and California. After Richard was discharged from the Army, they moved to Pocatello, Idaho where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy. He began work at Arco Drug, and later started his own pharmacy called Lost River Drug. They moved to Twin Falls, Idaho in 1961, where he worked for Kingsbury’s Drug. In 1975, Richard started the now famous Dick’s Pharmacy. Eleven of his children and grandchildren have followed in his footsteps in pursuing pharmacy as a profession. In 2009 he was the recipient of the Pharmacy Professional Achievement Award from ISU’s College of Pharmacy.

He is known as a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle, friend, mentor, and community member. Richard was especially great at creating meaningful connections and relationships with everyone he met. He was proud to be a 3rd and 4th degree member of The Knights of Columbus. One of his greatest joys in life was golfing as a member of “The Valley Rowdies.”

He is preceded in death by his parents, sisters Mary Alice Lance, Delores Wassmuth, brother-in-laws Vince Wassmuth, Duane Miller, and his son-in-law Brian Stroschein. He is survived by his siblings, Geraldine Miller, Pauline (Orval) Schlader, Clarence (Angie) Fuchs, and his brother-in-law James Lance, his eleven children, Marilyn (David) Hall, Edward (Dona) Fuchs, Kathleen Stroschein, Wayne (Carol) Fuchs, Daniel (Barbara) Fuchs, Karen (Michael) Bledsoe, Kristen (Bernie) Edge, Kenneth Fuchs, Dr. Michael (Sabrina) Fuchs, Douglas (Brenda) Fuchs, Lori Fuchs, 23 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

His family and friends will always remember him as the “Terror of the Prairie” and will never forget his “Luther and the 386 Club” card trick!

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to La Posada Ministry at 355 4th Ave W, Twin Falls, ID 83301 and St. Edward’s School at 139 6th Ave E, Twin Falls, ID 83301.

A viewing will be held on Monday, April 15th at 6:00 PM followed by a Vigil Service at 7:00 PM at Reynold’s Funeral Chapel, 2466 Addison Ave E., Twin Falls, ID.
A Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, April 16th at 2:00 PM at St. Edward’s Catholic Church at 161 6th Ave E, Twin Falls, ID. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Park in Twin Falls.

Condolences may be left at www.reynoldschapel.com.