Created August 27, 2018
This eternal flame burns forever
in remembrance of Richard Patzer
October 27, 1937 - January 23, 2020
Richard Patzer, 82, of Bella Vista, Ark., died unexpectedly Thursday,
Jan. 23, 2020, while on vacation in Florida.He was preceded in death
by his parents, Arthur and Esther Patzer; and brother, Bruce Patzer.
He is survived by his wife Wanda of 52 years; sons, Joel (Kendra)
of Janesville, Wis., Jason (wife, Brianne) of Neenah, Wis.; and grandchildren,
Quin, Sage, Jack, and Sullivan. He is further survived by beloved sisters
and brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews, and dear friends.
Richard grew up in Wauwatosa, Wis., graduated high school there,
then served three years in the U.S. Navy. Subsequently, he received a
Bachelor of Science degree from Carroll College, and later advanced
credits at Marquette University. Dick taught in Milwaukee public schools
for 30 years. He and Wanda moved to Bella Vista in 2005. They returned
to Wisconsin each summer to enjoy life at Fountain Lake RV Park and
precious time with family and friends. Dick served as president of the
board there, and was also responsible for the formation of the Wisconsin
chapter of the National Escapees Organization. The Patzer's traveled widely
in their motor home and on many cruises. They love Bella Vista, their many
friendships, golf and card games.
A memorial service for Richard will be held on Monday, February 3, 2020,
at 1 p.m. at the Bella Vista Community Church.
Though He's gone, He is not forgotten.
Though absent, He remains in spirit.
Though once a worker, He now rest.
by The Arkansas Good Sams
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