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Richard M. McCurdy, 86, passed away December 4th in his home surrounded by family. He was born September 5, 1932 in Chaseburg, WI to Myles and Leona McCurdy (Otto). He married Carol Clott November 3, 1956 in Onalaska, WI and was married for 41 years until her death. Richard was raised in La Crosse and Holmen, WI.
He served his country in the U.S. Navy on the U.S.S. Floyd B. Parks as an E3, FN during the Korean War. He and Carol opened Mac’s Sport Shop in 1961. He loved to fish, hunt, golf, and gamble. He was an avid Green Bay Packer fan and owner. In 1992, he moved to Overton and then Mesquite, NV where he enjoyed the warm winters and playing Blackjack and Slots. He loved his trips to the East Coast to watch his grandchildren play sports.
He is survived by his children Tim McCurdy (Tara Farr) of Fairfax, VA and Coleen (Dan) Wilhere of Langhorne, PA. Grandchildren that called him Papa and Papa Mac are Kelsey Lynch (Dennis) of Las Vegas, Ryan Wilhere, U.S. Navy, TJ McCurdy (Jessica), Kimmie and Kaitlyn McCurdy, Brad, Brett, and Brody Farr of Fairfax, VA. His brother Warren McCurdy (Susan) of La Crosse. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carol McCurdy, brothers Robert McCurdy (Janet), Stanley McCurdy (Jean), and parents Myles and Leona McCurdy.
A viewing for family and friends will be held Wednesday December 12 from 10-noon at Virgin Valley Mortuary. A celebration of his life will be held on Thursday December 13th from 1-3 at Eureka Casino. He will be laid to rest with Carol, the love of his life, in Onalaska this summer. In lieu of flowers please donate to the American Cancer Society in his memory.
The family invites you to leave a message or a memory in their “Guest Book” at virginvalleymortuary.com