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Richard Harrington Obituary

Richard Arlyen Harrington
Richard Arlyen Harrington

March 15, 1933 - January 26, 2017
Born in Butler, Wisconsin
Resided in Neillsville, WI


Richard Harrington, age 84, of Neillsville, WI died Thursday, January 26, 2017 at the Clark County Rehabilitation and Living Center in Owen, WI.

Richard Arlyen Harrington was born on March 15, 1933 in Butler, WI the son of Ellsworth and Lucy (Butler) Harrington. He graduated from Neillsville High School in 1952 and then joined the United States Army in 1953. He was honorably discharged in 1955 and was united in marriage to Janet C. Seelow on October 7, 1955 in Neillsville. They moved to Milwaukee and Dick worked for the Ladish Company, where he made airplane parts. He then went to work for the Pelton Casteel Company as a foreman in the Core Department for 20 years. When he left the foundry he went to work in maintenance at the Mount Carmel Nursing Home in Milwaukee. In 1995, he and Janet retired to Neillsville, where Dick enjoyed hunting, fishing, plowing snow and volunteering at the American Legion.

Dick was a member of the United Church of Christ in Neillsville, a member of the Granton Antique Tractor Club and a member of the American Legion. He served on the committee for the building of the new Legion, was Commander for three years and was a member of the Legion's color guard.

He is survived by his wife, Janet, a son, Mark (Kathleen) Harrington of Cudahy, WI, a daughter-in-law, Mary Harrington of Franklin, WI, six grandchildren, Elliot, Adam, Ashley, Erika, Andrew and Benjamin Harrington, two great granddaughters, a great grandson and one sister, Karen (Bill) Seelow of Tucson, AZ.

He was preceded in death by a son, Steve, a sister, Jean Johnson, a brother-in-law, Morris Johnson, and his parents.

Funeral Services for Dick will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 30, 2017 at the United Church of Christ in Neillsville. Pastor Jacoba Koppert will officiate. Music will be provided by Eileen Zank, organist. Interment will be in the North Pine Valley Cemetery in Neillsville with military honors performed by the Neillsville Veteran's Council. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Sunday at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville and from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., Monday at the church.

Casket Bearers are: Kent Kirn Mark Dunco, Elliot Harrington, Andy Harrington, Adam Harrington and Ben Harrington.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Neillsville American Legion Post #73 Building Fund.

Online Condolences may be made at www.geschefh.com.

The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Dick's family with Funeral arrangements.




Gesche Funeral Home
4 South Grand Avenue
Neillsville, WI US 54456
Sunday, January 29, 2017
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Monday, January 30, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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United Church of Christ
515 West 2nd Street
Neillsville, WI US 54456
Monday, January 30, 2017
11:00 AM
North Pine Valley Cemetery
Neillsville, WI United States 54456
Monday, January 30, 2017
12:00 PM
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