Richard (Richie) Fendler

Richard (Richie) Fendler

Richard “Richie” Fendler, age 82, of Lake Delton, Wisconsin, passed away on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at the Barrington/Our House Memory Care in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin.

Memorial Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. at the Picha Funeral Home in Lake Delton with Reverend Steven Keller officiating. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at 1:00 p.m.

Richie was born June 27, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Nicholas and Katherine (Schauer) Fendler. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from February 1959, achieved the rank of Lance Corporal and was honorably discharged in February 1962. He moved to the Dells area in 1976 and had worked at Zaps Tap as a bartender for 17 years.

Richie is survived by his loving partner of 30 years, Reva Jensen; daughter, Melanie (Tim) Schroeder of Coloma, Wisconsin; brothers, Bernard (Pat) Fendler of Kentucky and Ray Fendler of Illinois; sisters, Delores Delutri and Rita Pinta, both of Illinois; 8 grandchildren; his special friends, Dave Volkey and Eddie and Deb Schmidt, as well as numerous other friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Joseph and sister, Katherine Flynn.