December 9, 1930 - December 13, 2020
Richard L. “Dick” Etzkorn, 90, of Wapakoneta, died 8:24 a.m., Sun, Dec. 13, 2020, at Mercy Health- St. Rita’s Medical Center, Emergency Room, Lima. He was born Dec. 9, 1930, in Landeck, OH, the son of Sylvester H. & Gertrude M. (Schaffer) Etzkorn, who preceded him in death. On Nov. 25, 1954, he married Martha Jean Sitzman, and she died Oct. 17, 2002. Survivors include, 3 sons, Douglas (Connie) Etzkorn, Wapakoneta, David (Karen) Etzkorn, Largo, FL, Michael (Penny) Etzkorn, Wapakoneta, 4 grandchildren, Sarah Etzkorn, A.J. (Taylor) Etzkorn, Elijah Etzkorn, Garrett Etzkorn, a great granddaughter, Brynlee Etzkorn. Dick was owner & operator of the Wapakoneta Auto Salvage. He was a graduate of the Cridersville High School, and a veteran of the Korean War serving with the U.S. Army. Dick was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wapakoneta. His other memberships included the Wapakoneta V.F.W. Post #8445, the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Aerie #691, the K of C, Council #1272, all of Wapakoneta, and the St. Gaspar Del Bufalo 4th Degree Knights of Columbus, Minster, OH. He was also a life member of Buckeye Farm Antiques, the Tri-State Gas Engines and Tractor Assn., Portland, IN, and the Catholic Knights of Ohio, Landeck, OH. Dick enjoyed farming, cutting fire wood, and working on antique engines, tractors and vehicles. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Fri., Dec. 18, 2020, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wapakoneta, with Rev. Sean Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Joseph Cemetery, Wapakoneta, where military rites will be conducted by the Wapakoneta V.F.W. Post #8445. The family will receive family and friends 6-8 p.m., Thurs. at the Eley Funeral Home & Crematory, St. Rt. 501, Wapakoneta. Memorial contributions may be directed to the St. Joseph Catholic Church or K of C, Council #1272. Condolences may be expressed at www.eleyfuneralhomeandcrematory.com. Masks and social distancing are required. The funeral service will be live streamed on the funeral home Facebook page.
Richard L. “Dick” Etzkorn, 90, of Wapakoneta, died 8:24 a.m., Sun, Dec. 13, 2020, at Mercy Health- St. Rita’s Medical Center, Emergency Room, Lima. He was born Dec. 9, 1930, in Landeck, OH, the son of Sylvester H. & Gertrude... View Obituary & Service Information
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