Richard A. “Dick” Carmichael
Dick Carmichael, age 80, a long-time resident of Stoughton, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, at St. Mary’s Hospital. Dick was born in Fort Atkinson, on Sept. 17, 1937, the last of seven children of William Carmichael and Emily Cloute. In his youth, Dick toured the Pacific while in the U.S. Navy and later regaled stories about Hawaii and Hong Kong to his children and grandchildren. Dick was united in marriage to Corinne King on July 24, 1963. He was a salesman most of his life. Dick enjoyed meeting people and wanted to sell products that would help people in their daily lives. He loved music and enjoyed plugging the local jukeboxes in his favorite establishments and singing along with his favorite refrains. He also enjoyed playing poker at family gatherings.
Dick is survived by his children, Tina (Scott) Congdon, Dale (Bill) Benedict, Lance (fiance, Melissa) Carmichael and Richard (Amber) Carmichael Jr. He is also survived by nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends. Dick was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Corinne in 2006 and all of his siblings, George, Mary, Bob, Agnes, Jean and Bill.
The family will receive at the STOUGHTON VFW, POST NO. 328, 200 Veterans Road, Stoughton, from 2:30 p.m. until 4 p.m., on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, with a luncheon. Graveside interment will be held at Wheeler Prairie Cemetery (Leslie Rd & Tower Drive) at 2 p.m. with Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Stoughton VFW or ASPCA would be appreciated. Online condolences may be made at www.gundersonfh.com.
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