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Richard E Schorse (1929 - 2002)

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Richard Edwin Schorse
1929 - 2002
Born
January 23, 1929
Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United States
Death
June 8, 2002
Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, United States
Last Known Residence
Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin 54935
Summary
Richard Edwin Schorse of Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin was born on January 23, 1929 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, and died at age 73 years old on June 8, 2002 in Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County. Richard Schorse was buried at Estabrooks Cemetery in Fond du Lac.
Updated: November 18, 2022
Biography ID: 55946745

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Richard Edwin Schorse is the son of Erwin Schorse and Louise E Kuecker. He was born on January 23, 1929 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He had a brother, John Schorse.

He graduated from Rufus King High School in Milwaukee and received honors as an All City football player and was also a state champion in track. He met his wife, Rosemary E. Rausch through a blind date set up by a friend, and the two were married on June 27, 1957, in Milwaukee. Together they had children John, Mark, Christopher, and Mary Schorse.

Richard "Dick" served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force and flew B-29s in Okinawa and Korea from 1950-1954. He attended U.S. Air Force Pilot Training School at Vance Air Force Base, Enid, Okla., and University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he earned a bachelor of arts degree in accounting. He worked as a certified public accountant and was the secretary-treasurer for Sterling Custom Homes for 20 years.

He was highly involved with the community including being a member of the Elks Club, president of Toastmasters and the Noon Optimist Club, Fond du Lac Yacht Club, and Trier-Puddy American Legion Post 75. He was also a member of Holy Family Parish-St. Mary Church.

In his free time, Dick enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, playing cards, watching his favorite sports teams, listening to Lawrence Welk music, and traveling with his wife Rosemary. He will be remembered for his kindness, acceptance of others, playing bridge at the Elks on Friday, a generous spirit, and love of dessert.
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Richard E Schorse
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Richard Edwin Schorse
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Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin 54935
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January 23, 1929
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Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin United States
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Ethnicity & Family History

He was a white United States citizen.

Nationality & Locations

Richard Schorse was born, raised, and spent most of his life in Wisconsin. He lived in Milwaukee and Fond du Lac.

Education

Richard was a graduate of Rufus King High School in Milwaukee and received honors as an All City football player and was a state champion in track. He also went on to attend and graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with a bachelor of arts degree in accounting.

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He was a member of Holy Family Parish-St. Mary Church. This verse was published in the Richard E Schorse: Obituary; "Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and through grace gave us eternal comfort and good hope, comfort your hearts and strengthen them in every good work and word". 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

Professions

After earning his bachelor of arts degree in accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he started his career as a certified public accountant and worked for Sterling Custom Homes for 20 years as their secretary and treasurer.

Personal Life

Richard and his wife Rosemary, were originally set up on a blind date by a friend. This lead to a marriage and a loving relationship that grew over 45 years. He was involved in lots of community organizations and clubs including being a member of the Elks Club and serving as "Exalted Ruler" from 1977-1978 and also serving as secretary. He was also the past president of Toastmasters and the Noon Optimist Club, a member of hte Fond du Lac Yacht Club, and Trier-Puddy American Legion Post 75. Dick's personal interests included spending time with his family and friends, playing cards, following favorite sports teams, Lawrence Welk music, and travel with Rosemary. He will be remembered for his kindness, acceptance of others, playing bridge at the Elks on Friday, a generous spirit, and love of dessert.

Military Service

Richard Schorse enlisted on January 13, 1950 into the United States Air Force. He served as a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force, and flew B-29s in Okinawa and Korea from 1950-1954. He attended U.S. Air Force Pilot Training School at Vance Air Force Base in Enid, Oklahoma. He was discharged on February 9, 1951, but the next day, February 10, 1951, he re-enlisted and served until February 9, 1954.
June 8, 2002
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Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin United States
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An extended illness caused by pulmonary fibrosis.
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Estabrooks Cemetery in Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin 54937, United States
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Beloved husband, father, grandpa, Richard "Dick" E. Schorse, 73, of Fond du Lac peacefully left his earthly home on Saturday, June 8, 2002, after an extended illness caused by pulmonary fibrosis. He was born Jan. 23, 1929, in Milwaukee, Wis. to the late Erwin and Louise E. (Kuecker) Schorse. A blind date arranged by a friend culminated in marriage to Rosemary E. Rausch on June 27, 1957, in Milwaukee. It was a loving relationship that grew over 45 years. Richard was a graduate of Rufus King High School in Milwaukee and received honors as an All City football player and was a state champion in track. Dick served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force and flew B-29s in Okinawa and Korea from 1950-1954. He attended U.S. Air Force Pilot Training School at Vance Air Force Base, Enid, Okla., and University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he earned a bachelor of arts degree in accounting. His career as a certified public accountant included 20 years as secretary-treasurer for Sterling Custom Homes. His community activities included membership in the Elks Club as Past Exalted Ruler (1977-1978) and secretary; past president of Toastmasters and the Noon Optimist Club, Fond du Lac Yacht Club, and Trier-Puddy American Legion Post 75. He was a member of Holy Family Parish-St. Mary Church. Dick's interests included time spent with his family and friends, playing cards, following favorite sports teams, Lawrence Welk music, and travel with Rosemary. He will be remembered for his kindness, acceptance of others, playing bridge at the Elks on Friday, a generous spirit, and love of dessert. Those who will cherish Dick's memory include Rosemary; his four children, John (Vicki) Schorse of Oshkosh, Mark (Carolyn) Schorse of Fond du Lac, Christopher (Cindy Palabrica) Schorse of Milwaukee, and Mary Schorse (Eden Shand) of Trinidad; and his brother, John Schorse, of Los Angeles, Calif. His nine grandchildren - Tabitha, Rachel, Sara, Joseph, Esther, Anna, Helen, George, and Iain - also will remember and miss him. Services: A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 13, 2002, at Uecker-Witt Funeral Home and at 11 a.m. at St. Mary Church. The Rev. Victor Capriolo of Holy Family Parish will officiate. Cremation will follow, with inurnment of cremated remains at Estabrooks Cemetery. Visitation: Visitation for Mr. Richard "Dick" E. Schorse is scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, 2002, at Uecker-Witt Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Fond du Lac Elks Club Elevator Fund, St. Agnes Hospice Hope or Holy Family Catholic Community. The family extends sincere thanks to the St. Agnes Hospice staff, family, friends and neighbors who offered assistance and kind words of support. . "Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and through grace gave us eternal comfort and good hope, comfort your hearts and strengthen them in every good work and word". 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 Uecker-Witt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Additional information and guest book may be found at www.Legacy.com. The Reporter (Fond du Lac, Wisconsin) Tuesday June 11, 2002

Average Age & Life Expectancy

Richard E Schorse lived 10 years shorter than the average Schorse family member when he died at the age of 73.
The average age of a Schorse family member is 83.
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1929 - 2002 World Events

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In 1929, in the year that Richard E Schorse was born, on March 4th, Herbert Hoover became the 31st President of the United States. Early in his presidency, the October stock market crash - "Black Tuesday" - occurred, which lead to the Great Depression. None of his economic policies were able to make a dent in the Depression. This lead to one term and the election of Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt winning the 1933 election in a landslide.

In 1936, when he was only 7 years old, on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

In 1972, by the time he was 43 years old, on November 7th, Richard Nixon won re-election, amidst the dawning knowledge of the Watergate scandal, by 60.7% to anti-war candidate George McGovern's 37.5%.

In 1989, when he was 60 years old, on January 20th, George Herbert Walker Bush became the 41st President of the United States. Previously Ronald Regan's Vice President, he ran against Michael Dukakis and won the popular vote by 53.4% to 45.6%.

In 1996, by the time he was 67 years old, on April 3rd, Theodore Kaczynski (nicknamed the Unabomber) was arrested. His mailed or hand-delivered bombs, sent between 1978 and 1995, killed three people and injured 23 others. Diagnosed as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, Kaczynski is serving 8 life sentences without the possibility of parole.

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