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Obituary for Mark Allen Richard


Mark Allen Richard, 56 of West Salem, Wi passed away Aug. 12, 2018 in his home. He went very peacefully. He was born November 28, 1961 to Delores (VanRiper) and Andrew Richard. He worked at O'Herns Garage of Melrose, Wi for many years. Then, he worked at Cory's Body Shop of West Salem, Wi. He had several surgeries on his shoulder which left him unable to do a lot of the things he used to do. He would work out of his garage where he met many good friends who became just like family. Mark had a big heart; anyone who needed help no matter what he was doing, he made time for them. Mark also took care of his mother when she took ill until she passed. Mark is survived by his significant other, Nancy Lewis of West Salem; 6 sisters, Rosie (Lonnie) McConnell of North Bend, Wi, Ruth (Jon) Olson of Melrose, Wi, Darlene (Donald) Lafond of Elkmond, Mo and Carol Larson of La Crosse, Wi, Tammy (Timothy) Nagel of West Salem, Wi, Nancy (Kevin) Schmidt of Sparta, Wi and 2 brothers, Robert (Edith) Richard of Sparta, Wi and his identical twin brother Mike (Terri) Richard of Ettrick, Wi; and 15 half brothers and sisters 11 of whom preceded him in death, many nieces and nephews and two very special women who were like mothers to him, Marquerite Thompson of West Salem, Wi, and Joyce Burg. Mark was preceded in death by both of his parents, his daughter, Brandy Lynn Allen and both sets of grandparents. There will be a Celebration of life at the Lion's shelter of West Salem, Wi on September 8, 2018 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m., please come and join us and share the many memories of Mark.