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Obituary for Richard E. Dubuque Sr.

February 27, 1927 – May 11, 2023

Richard E. Dubuque Sr., 96, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 11, 2023, at Lutheran Home in Wauwatosa.

Richard E. Dubuque Sr.
Richard E. Dubuque Sr.

Richard was born in Racine, Wis. on Feb. 27, 1927, to Earl and Mildred (nee: Breitsprecher) Dubuque.

Richard spent his childhood riding bicycles around his neighborhood, tending to his parent’s large garden, and fishing with his father. He spent his young adult life in the military and courting his would-be wife, Eleanor, by riding his employer’s milk delivery horse and cart off-route to visit with and impress her. Richard spent the past many years enjoying his favorite things: his family, great friends, music, gardening, Lake Michigan, and Korbel Manhattans.

He is survived by his son, Richard Dubuque Jr.; son-in-law, Dennis Schmidt; grandchildren: Stacey Lawson, Daniel (Anna) Schmidt, Stephen Schmidt, and Margret Schmidt; and his great-grandchildren, Sonja Schmidt and Harrison Schmidt. Richard is also survived by many nieces and nephews, other relatives, and close friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Eleanor F. (nee: Fewless); and his daughter, Joan Schmidt.


Private inurnment will take place in Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Richard E. Dubuque Sr., please visit the Purath-Strand Funeral Home Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Obituary and photo courtesy of Purath-Strand Funeral Home.

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