Tuesday, November 20, 2001

Obituary" Walter F. "Rick" Shore, Jr. - Class of 1963

DE SOTO/MADISON [Wisconsin] - Walter F. "Rick" Shore Jr., died on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2001, as the result of a hunting accident. Rick was born in Madison on March 20, 1945, the son of Walter F. and Alice C. (Sims) Shore Sr. He graduated from Madison Central High School in 1963, and joined the Marine Corps the next year. Rick was a decorated veteran of two tours of duty in Viet Nam. On Nov. 9, 1968, he married Yvonne Lorraine Hagen. Yvonne and Rick had one daughter, Robyn Shore. Rick joined the Madison Police Department in 1969. He graduated from Madison Business College and earned his Master's degree from Upper Iowa University. In addition to his service with the Marines, Rick was a member of the Army Reserves. He was a life member of the De Soto VFW Post 8123, and was elected as District 3 Commander this past spring. Rick was currently employed at Wichelt Imports in LaCrosse. Rick was an avid outdoorsman and hunter. He loved the woods and the wild life around the home that he and his father built in rural Vernon County, and he enjoyed sharing Potch-Chee-Nunk with family and friends. Rick is survived by his daughter, Robyn of Madison; a sister, Sally (Michael) Armbrust of Madison; three nephews, Timothy (Janna) Kohl of Madison, Thomas Kohl of Sun Prairie, and Christopher Kohl of Middleton; two aunts, Mrs. Glenn Pfisterer of Brodhead, and Kathryn (Mel) Beduhn of Spokane, Wash.; four great-nephews; two great-nieces; former wives, Yvonne Shore and Cindy McGinnis; and numerous cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his father in May of 1993; and his mother in May of 2001. A memorial visitation will be held from 3 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. with the memorial service beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2001, at FITCH LAWRENCE SANFILLIPPO CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 6021 University Avenue, Madison, with the Reverend Glen Reichelderfer presiding. A second memorial service will be held at the NEW HOPE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Hwy. 82, De Soto, Wis., on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2001, at 1:30 p.m. Memorials may be made to the De Soto VFW Post 8123, De Soto, WI, 54624

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on November 20, 2001; submitted by Michale Vahldieck (Class of 1968)

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