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Richard Lee Washa

April 30, 1943 — September 30, 2021

Richard Washa, 78, of Phillips, WI, passed away on September 30, 2021. Richard was born in 1943. He went to basic training in 1964, and spent 27-31yrs in the Army National Guard, garnering several accolades for honoring code and conduct. He was very proud of his time in the service.
Over the years, he was a truck driver, worked in the woods, and at the mill in Phillips, WI. When he retired, he enjoyed visiting friends and going to the stock car races at the Ashland and Rice Lake racetracks. He also thoroughly enjoyed reading westerns by his favorite author, William Johnstone. He spent some time with the amazing staff at Lakeside Villa and made a few friends there as well. He was a hardworking father and grandfather and watching his now adult grandsons grow up made him happy. He will be greatly missed.
Richard is survived by his children, Patrick, Sam and Anneva; siblings, Clara Komatz, Irene Peterson, Robert Washa and Lorraine Washa; grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by an infant daughter Lueve; parents; Bohumil and Lula (McKibbon) Washa; May Sir, Arthur Washa, Arlene Dunbar and Bettyellen Washa.
Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Heindl-Nimsgern Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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