Richard "Dick" D. Goree
June 7, 1925 - May 27, 2021
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Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
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Thursday 6/3, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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First Congregational U.C.C.
724 E. South River Street
Appleton, WI 54915
Friday 6/4, 11:00 am
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It was not the extraordinary gifts which made our lives so sweet, but time spent and adventures had with our dad. Some of the ways he filled our days with love included: giving wheel-barrow rides on a nest of freshly cut grass; hunting in the dark for night crawlers; lifting rocks to reveal salamanders; snake…

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Julie Goree Petit left a message on June 17, 2021:
Thank you for all of the kind words and memories in honor of our dad. Your sentiments give comfort to our hearts. Julie Petit, Mike Goree and families.
Peggy Zegarski left a message on June 6, 2021:
Was saddened to hear of Uncle Dick's passing. My father, Frank Leipzig, was Aunt Annie's oldest brother. I haven't seen Uncle Dick in many years, but we exchanged Christmas cards yearly and I always enjoyed receiving them. I have fond memories of our visits when we were younger. Much sympathy to his family. Peggy(Leipzig) Zegarski
Adam Kleba left a message on June 4, 2021:
I was a student at Franklin Elementary from 1980-1985. I fondly recall the ice cream socials and hot dog days that he held at the school. I especially remember when I got sick in 1st grade in 1982 and he called my mom to come get me. As she arrived, Mr. Goree scooped me up and carried me out to the car so mom could take me home. He also told me a few things about gardening. I take care of my garden to this day thanks to some of the things he taught me at Franklin. He'd be proud of all the peppers and onions I have growing right now. It's a sad day for sure, but I will always cherish the memories. Thank you, Mr. Goree. You job here is complete. We'll take it from here, sir.
Jonathan David Weber left a message on June 3, 2021:
My thoughts and prayers go out to Richard Goree's family. Growing up visiting my grandparents who lived next door, I would run into Mr. Goree gardening, checking his birdfeeder, walking his dog or when Christopher and I would play together. I feel lucky to have known the man, and am happy he had the full life he did and that he was able to spend it with his family and friends until the end.
Brandon Robert Leipzig left a message on June 2, 2021:
My deepest condolences to you all. Great Uncle Dick was an extraordinary man and will be deeply missed. He was always one of my favorites to see when we would make trips to Appleton. Which we able to do a few years ago when we traveled there for a soccer tournament. He was never afraid to talk about his experiences in WWII and I was thankful for that. He went through alot and can only imagine how scary some of those situations were. I remember him telling them with humor which makes them stick in your mind even more. Rest in Peace Great Uncle Dick
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Brandon Robert Leipzig left a message on June 2, 2021:
My deepest condolences to you all. Great Uncle Dick was an extraordinary man and will be deeply missed. He was always one of my favorites to see when we would make trips to Appleton. Which we able to do a few years ago when we traveled there for a soccer tournament. He was never afraid to talk about his experiences in WWII and I was thankful for that. He went through alot and can only imagine how scary some of those situations were. I remember him telling them with humor which makes them stick in your mind even more. Rest in Peace Great Uncle Dick
Lu Schmidt left a message on June 1, 2021:
I taught at Franklin School for 35 years, following an interview with Dick at UW-Whitewater. He will always be one of the highlights of my teaching career. My sincere condolences go to the family.
Ina (Byatt) Montgomery left a message on June 1, 2021:
My deepest sympathies for Mr. Goree's family. I have fond memories for him walking through the halls at Franklin School when I was a child. Always a smile and new the children all by name. Please find peace in his memories. Ina Montgomery
Shawn left a message on June 1, 2021:
Your Dad/Grandpa sounds like a great man who was full of adventure and fun. Keep your memories close.
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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