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Richard V. Disque

May 17, 1935 — January 9, 2013

Richard V. Disque

FOREST CITY - Richard Disque, 77, of Forest City, died Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM, Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at West Prairie Lutheran Church in rural Leland with Pastor Dean Hess of Zion Lutheran Church in Clear Lake officiating.
Burial will be at West Prairie Lutheran Cemetery in rural Leland with Military Honors provided by Leland VFW Post 6161.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 PM, Monday, January 14, 2013 at Petersen Lund Funeral Home, 505 N. Clark Street, Forest City and will continue one hour prior to services at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Richard's name to: Meso Foundation, P. O. Box 91840, Santa Barbara, CA. 92190

Richard Victor Disque, son of August and Velma (Moore) Disque, was born May 17, 1935 at Lamberton, MN. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Springfield, MN and attended school in Springfield. He completed two years of college through the Navy.

Richard married Mineko, who was from Japan, and they had one son, Joey. They were later divorced. He married a long- time friend, Jackie, who later passed away. He married Phyllis Suby of Forest City in 1994.

He served 30 years in the Navy, from 1956 to 1984 and has been all over the world. He also spent 12 years at an electric company, after retiring from the Navy.

Richard had many hobbies and interests, he loved to garden and create flower beds, he loved reading and politics. He was an active member of West Prairie Lutheran Church, serving on the council, and he was a member of the VFW in Leland.

He was a strong believer in work and had a huge heart. He could find good in everyone and avoided arguments, especially in the dog business as part owner of Shiloh Kennels. He was always making changes and improvements and he loved the puppies.

Richard was a very caring and loving husband to Phyllis. He loved his son, Joey and his grandchildren.

He was a man to be proud of.

Richard is survived by his wife, Phyllis; his son, Joey (Cindy) Disque of Seattle, WA; his grandson, Daniel Disque; his step-sons, Monte (Dawn) Moore of Forest City and Brett (Ree) Moore of Lake Mills. His step-grandchildren, Caitlin, Mariah, Riley, Jacob, Natalie, Michael, Becky, Cristy, Samantha and Darcy; two step-great-grandchildren, Marni and Drew. His siblings, brother, Eugene (Jan) Disque of Owatonna, MN, and sisters, Marji Balfany of Waseca, MN, Jenny (Bruce) Johnson of Waseca, MN, Carol (Jim) Heinrich of Medford, MN and Janice (Al) Schmitz of Sleepy Eye, MN.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Jackie; a sister, Vi Dietz and a brother-in-law Neal Balfany.
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