Richard L. LaCrosse
Ft. Walton Beach, FL
Richard, "Dick" LaCrosse passed away peacefully at his home on June 6, 2021 after a short illness. He was born in Merrill, WI on May 14, 1929. We lost a great man and he will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him.
Richard proudly served his country in the Navy (1948-1956) and Air Force (1956-1968). He completed a tour in Vietnam (1966-1967). Making Ft. Walton Beach Florida his home after military service, he was employed by Vitro for 20 years. in his retirement, he enjoyed the outdoors and never gave up his love of the sea and fishing.
He is preceded in death by his father, Clarence R. LaCrosse and mother, Helen M. Hovind and younger brother Clifford LaCrosse.
He is survived by his wife, Joan, and children Keith (Cindy), Linda (Mike Kelly), Thomas, Tracy (Chris Clark), Bill (Kelly), April (Chris Held), Kelly (Tracey Fink), Paula (Jim Balster) and his niece Penny (Rick Widmer).
He Leaves behind 14 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
The family is grateful for the support and care of Hospice, FWB Hospital, and Dr. Zottoli during his illness.
A Graveside service is set for September 24, 2021 at 10 o'clock a.m. at Heritage Gardens, 2201 Partin Drive N, Niceville, FL 32578.
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