Richard L. "Dickie" Fussnecker, 77, of Osgood, IN, passed away Friday, June 24, 2011 in Osgood, IN.

He was born Friday, December 1, 1933 in Aurora, Indiana, Son of the late Russell Fussnecker and the late Marie Cole Fussnecker.

He served his Country as a member of the United States Army and the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. He was a Decorated Career Serviceman-3 years Army and retired after 17 years in the Air Force. He was a life member of Aurora VFW, and was a member of the Korean War Veterans of Aurora, and the Aurora American Legion. Dickie was the commander of the Aurora VFW for several years. Dickie also loved his dogs. He would pick up any and every stray and give them the best home possible. Sometimes he would have up to eight dogs at any one time.

He worked as a Control Operator for Monsanto, retiring after over 20 years of service.

Surviving are his wife of 33 years, Cheryl A Fussnecker of Osgood, IN; Sons, Scott (Robyn) Fussnecker of Ft. White, FL, Troy Fussnecker of Aurora, IN; Daughter, Robbyn Fussnecker of Sunman, IN; Brother, Roger Fussnecker of Aurora, IN; Sisters, Faith (Jerry) Hinkle of Wilmington, IN, Hope (Norman) Armstrong of Aurora, IN, Charity (Mike) Crider of Aurora, IN; Grandchildren, Daniel Gore, James Clark; Shannon & Shawn Fussnecker; Great-Grandchildren, Brianna Gore, Dawn & David VanCleave.

He was preceded in death by Parents, Brother, Rodney and Grandson, Joshua Vancleave.


Services

Friends will be received Monday June 27, 2011 3:00-7:00 PM at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, Aurora, Indiana.

Services will be held at the Funeral Home, at 7:00 PM immediately following visitation with Pastor Dave Fogle officiating. There will be a reception immediately following the service at the VFW in Aurora.

Contributions may be made to the Margaret Mary Hospice, Aurora VFW or PAWS. Please call the office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.


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