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.
Cress Funeral Services
206 W. Prospect Street
Stoughton, WI 53589
Honey~ I will always have you in my heart. When you left, you took a piece of my heart with you. I know you're busy riding your bike, mowing the lawns, fixing things and giving those angels a hard time in your fun and loving way. I miss not hearin your voice telling me the news, drinking coffee with you, and hearing you say ... "have a good day honey, Love you". I miss you in evenings eating dinner together. I miss you complaining what I cooked, and then watch you go back for seconds. I miss sitting on the front porch watching the sun go down, and the people passing by. I miss you, and everything that was my Kirby, and will "Love you Forever and a Day"
Kirby was a good friend and fellow auction nut ! We always enjoyed his quick wit and laughter. We miss you Kirby !
Many hours were spent talking smart, joking around and laughing. Kirby had a kind heart. He will always be a treasured friend. Kirby is missed.
The patrons from Ideal bar wish to extend their deepest condolences to all of the people who cared deeply for 'Kirby.'
Kirby (#15) will be missed coming to our auctions, he was a friend, helped whenever needed and was just a joy to be with. He will be missed.
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