Richard A. Gehling, age 72 of Clintonville, passed away Friday evening, October 28, 2022 at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center, Appleton.
Richard Arthur Gehling was born July 12, 1950 in Clintonville, WI, son to the late Robert & Dawn (Malkowsky) Gehling. He attended St. Rose Catholic Schools through 8th grade, then Clintonville Public Schools, later graduating with the class of 1969. Richard enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving his country honorably during Vietnam. Like many other soldiers, he suffered from the effects of Agent Orange. After his discharge from the military, Richard returned to Clintonville and worked as an electrician locally. He was united in marriage to Joan Ann (Rightmire) in April of 1996 in Waupaca, WI. In his spare time, he enjoyed traveling and camping, preferred listening to classic rock music over watching the television; but did enjoy NASCAR and the Green Bay Packers. Richard was very passionate about his yard. He kept his garden and flowers well cared for and took pride in how his yard looked. He also really loved working with his hands on woodworking projects. He will be remembered as a soft-spoken man, who enjoyed being social with family and friends, and really loved spending time with his step-grandchildren.
He is survived by his:
Siblings: Sharon (Don) Rogalski, Clintonville; James Gehling, Escanaba, MI; Fred (Rene) Gehling, Madison, SD; David (Robin) Gehling, Clintonville; & Joan Simons, Royalton
A special God-daughter: Jaymie Noack, Iola
Step-Children: Kate Stadtherr, Green Bay; Ann (Lance) Vanden Elzen, Green Bay; Rachael (BJ) Stollberg, Green Bay; & Mark (Arcelia) Stadtherr, San Diego, CA
Many nieces, nephew, and other family members
Richard was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Joan; a brother, Bill Gehling; and a brother-in-law Terry Simons.
Funeral services will be held 11 AM on Friday, November 4, 2022 at the Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory, Clintonville, with Fr. Timothy Shillcox, O. Praem officiating.
The service will be followed by military honors conducted by VFW Post #664, American Legion Post #63, American Legion Auxiliary Unit #63, & VFW Auxiliary Unit #664, all of Clintonville.
Visitation will take place on Friday at the funeral home from 10 AM until the time of service.
The family would like to send a special thank you to the staff at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center, Appleton, as well as ThedaCare At-Home Hospice.
An online guestbook is available at eberhardtstevenson.com.