Stoughton- Richard Lee Attewell, age 91, passed away on Sunday, January 15, 2023 at Skaalen Nursing and Rehab. He was born in Oakdale on November 12, 1931, the son of William and Geneva Attewell. Richard grew up in Tomah. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and served his country honorably in the Korean war. In February 1953 Richard married Faye McNitt. Together they enjoyed camping, fishing, and traveling. Richard worked for F.W. Means (now Aramark) for over 30 years as a route salesman. He enjoyed working on cars back in the 50’s and 60’s when cars were easier to fix. Richard was active in Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts and was a member of the Stoughton VFW.
He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Faye; two sons, Greg (Karen) and James (Barb); three grandchildren, Cory, Jennifer, and Amanda; three great grandchildren, Ayden, Izabel, and Rayne; sister-in-law, Karen Attewell; numerous special nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews; and many friends. Richard was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Christopher; and four siblings, Philys (Thomas) Fritter, Viola (Chuck) Wright, Maxine (Robert) Krengel, and William Attewell.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, April 15, 2023 at Cress Funeral Home, 206 W. Prospect Street, Stoughton. Military honors will follow. Friends may greet the family from 10:00 AM until the time of services Saturday. A reception will follow at the Stoughton VFW Post 328.
Memorials may be made to Skaalen Nursing and Rehabilitation, or to any local animal shelter or humane society of the donors choice.
A special thank you to the staff of Skaalen Home, Agrace Hospice, and Stoughton Senior Center for their care and friendship.
Please share your memories of Richard by posting on his Tribute Wall.
Cress Funeral Services
206 W. Prospect Street, PO Box 231, Stoughton