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Richard Allen Lathrop

November 17, 1945 ~ March 6, 2020 (age 74)


On Friday, March 6, 2020, Richard Allen Lathrop, loving husband, dad and grandpa passed away at the age of 74 after his year-long fight with cancer.  Richard was born on November 17, 1945, to the late Melvin and Bernice Lathrop.  He received his math degree from the University of Oshkosh and went on to work as an accountant for MCC.  Richard enlisted in the Navy Reserves and later spent his active duty in Pearl Harbor serving under the Admiral of the Pacific Fleet.

On June 1, 1968, he married the love of his life, Beverly Jean Burge.  They raised two sons, Ken (Athene) Lathrop and Mike Lathrop, and one daughter, Kristin (Phil) Turnbull.  He was a doting grandpa to Evan, Emmey, Kaeden and Kylie.  Richard is survived by his two brothers, Alan (Debra)Lathrop and LeRoy (Toni) Lathrop.

Spending time with family and friends whether it be camping, hiking, exploring Door County, laying on a beach in Antigua, cheering on his favorite sports teams, or playing cribbage, he enjoyed life to the fullest.  He was always very supportive and loved being involved in his grandchildren’s activities.  Richard volunteered his time at church spearheading multiple activities and events.

Expressions of sympathy, memories and photos may be shared with his family on his tribute page at

In lieu of flowers, we will be accepting donations to a charitable foundation that was near and dear to Richard’s heart.

Service arrangements for Richard have been postponed, please check back at a later date for updated service times and dates.

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