Richard A. Detert, 78, Mosinee, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at his residence in Mosinee.
He was born on January 16, 1944, son of the late Edward and Meta (Frank) Detert. He married Jean Kapszukiewicz on April 21, 1979, in Gilman, WI., she survives.
Dick was a Vietnam era Veteran, serving as a Journalist 2nd Class in the U.S. Navy from 1965 until he was Honorably Discharged in 1969. He was honored to be on the October 2018 Never Forgotten Honor Flight with his son Jason as his guardian. Dick was a member of the American Legion Montgomery Post 10, Mosinee Immanuel Lutheran Church, National Harley Owners Group, Wausau Harley Owners Group, as well as many years as an NRA and ILA member.
Dick loved to deer and grouse hunt and did it as long as he could, he loved riding his Harley Davidson Motorcycle. In his younger years he enjoyed fishing, snowshoeing, canoeing, and kayaking. He was a generous contributor to Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the NRA-ILA for many years. He enjoyed reading about early American history and the fur trade era, and black powder hunting and shooting. Dick had a deep love for his country, loved to laugh and have fun, but most of all, Dick cherished his family.
Besides his wife Jean, Dick is survived by his children, Jason (Monica) Detert, and Jennifer (Scott) Cooper; grandchildren, Wrenna and Winona Detert, and Evelynn and Breann Cooper; brother, Ronald Detert, as well as many nieces and nephews. Dick was preceded in death by his parents, Edward Jr. and Meta, his brothers, Donald Detert Sr., David Detert Sr., and Edward Detert III, and nephews, Michael Detert, and Edward Detert IV
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M., on Monday, June 13, 2022, at Beste Funeral Home, Mosinee. The Rev. Andrew Ewald will officiate. Burial will take place at Mosinee Cemetery. Visitation will take place from 9:00 A.M. until the time of service, all at the funeral home. Online condolences can be directed to the family at www.bestefh.com.
Memorials in Richard’s name can be directed to The High Ground Veteran Memorial Park.