Stoughton- 'Kirby' Richard Dorfschmidt, age 60, passed away on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at the Agrace HospiceCare Center in Fitchburg after a seven year courageous battle with a brain tumor. He was born in Merrill on June 19, 1952. Kirby graduated from Beloit Memorial High School. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during Vietnam and was honorably discharged in 1974. Kirby worked as a laborer for Oscar Mayer Foods Inc. for many years. He enjoyed flea markets, collecting antiques and refinishing them, working with his hands as a mechanic, building and fixing things, and riding his Harley motorcycle.
Kirby is survived by his loving and caring wife, Jeanette A. Macken; her parents, John and Kathleen Macken; sisters, Tracy and Carol; and brother, Michael Maken; his beloved canine companions, Calvin and Winston; best friend, Robert (Cheryl) Speth; many friends, including James, D.J., Kaz, Rick, Nancy and Bubba. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Lorriane Dorfschmidt Sr.
Memorial services will be held at 12:30 PM on Saturday, September 15, 2012 at Cress Funeral Home in Stoughton. Military Honors will follow. Friends may greet the family from 11:30 AM until the time of services Saturday. A Celebration of Kirby's life will follow at the Water's Edge in Stoughton.
A special thank you to Dr. Byskia, his Neruo Team and Pallative Care of the UW Hospital, and to Agrace HospiceCare Inc.