Richard Paul Skalitzky

Richard P. Skalitzky, 72, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, in Appleton. Richard was born in Shawano on May 6, 1946, the son of the late Benedict and Alice (Blish) Skalitzky. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. On Aug. 7, 1987, he was united in marriage to Debra Fischer Grueb in Shawano. He worked for Montour-Engel for 50 years. Richard enjoyed camping, working, watching the Packers and his dogs.

Richard is survived by his wife, Debra; children, Diana (Tim) Tomas, Jessica (Bret Fischer) Skalitzky, Michael (Emily) Grueb and Melissa (Joey) Goldsberry; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Eugene (Eileen) Skalitzky and Mike (Barb) Skalitzky; sister-in-law, Karen Skalitzky; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two siblings, Dennis and Barb.

A memorial service for Richard will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, at Hope Community Church in Shawano with the Rev. Todd Bonnin officiating. Military honors will be conducted by the Shawano AMVETS Post 10. Visitation will be held at the church on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.

Swedberg Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.