In loving memory of

Richard Fogal
October 17, 1935 - July 21, 2020

Richard E. Fogal, 84, of Rushford, MN died on Tuesday July 21, 2020, at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, WI.
Dick was born October 17, 1935, on a farm near Waldorf, Minnesota to Edward and Agnus (Habeck) Fogal. He graduated from Peterson High School in 1953. Following High School, Dick joined the United States Navy and served his country for 20 years where he retired as an Electricians Mate Master Chief on August 17, 1973. He married the love of his life, Patricia Lee Jensen on September 3, 1955, in Norway, MI, sharing the next 64 years until his death. After retiring from the Navy, Dick worked as a Manager for General Electric Apparatus Shop for 7 years before going to college full time getting a Bachelor's degree in Vocational Education from Winona State University. He got a teaching position at Greenfield High School in Wisconsin where he taught for 11 years. He continued his education while working at Greenfield High School and got his Master's degree in Vocational Education from University of Wisconsin, Stout. He retired from teaching in 1994 and moved back to Rushford, MN where they have lived for the past 26 years. Dick loved to work on old cars restoring a 1926 Model T Scrambler, two (2) 1929 Model A Coupes, 1930 Model A Roadster, 1932 Model B Pickup, 1973 VW Bug, 1966 Ford Fairlane, and 1948 Dodge Coupe. He always had to keep busy. Dick & Pat have been long time members of St. Marks Lutheran Church.
Dick is survived by his wife, Pat; children: John (Sue) Fogal and Joan Klinski; grandchildren Jennifer (Jon) Berger and Brent (Marissa) Fogal; great-grandchildren: Anabelle, Lilah & Clara Berger and Edison & Arden Fogal; sisters, Bonnie (Ronnie) Brevig, Jean Peterson, & June (Mike) Kohnert and Brother, Jerry (Deb) Fogal.
Dick was preceded in death by his parents, Ed & Agnes Fogal and sister, Carol Storlie.
There will be a funeral service at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 26, 2020, at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Rushford with The Reverend Mark Triplett officiating. Visitation will be from 12:00 p.m. until the time of the service at the church. Burial will take place at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Preston, MN. The service will be streamed live on Facebook at St Mark and St Johns Lutheran Facebook page.
If you are attending the visitation or service, we would ask that you please use social distancing and wear a mask.
The family prefers memorials directed to the donor's choice.
Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service of Rushford is assisting the family with arrangements.
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Judy Grochowski wrote on Jul 29, 2020:

"I worked with Dick at Greenfield High School, such a nice man! Fun to see that Navy tattoo again. Many prayers for the repose of his soul and all of his dear ones! "

Peggy Manion Zdon wrote on Jul 24, 2020:

"I remember as a kid how special it was every summer when Dick and his family came to visit with my friend June\'s family. He would sit on the back steps and join in our nightly summer games. My sympathy goes out to his whole family."

Norma Elliott wrote on Jul 24, 2020:

"So sorry to hear of Dicks passing. Loved visiting with him when I saw him. He is in Gods hands now joining his Mom & Dad. Hugs and prayers to the family. Norma & Gary"

Mel & Anita Brand wrote on Jul 23, 2020:

"Sincere Sympathy Mel & Anita Brand"

Elaine & Dennis wrote on Jul 23, 2020:

"So many great memories of Dick. We laughed together, cried together, travelled together. Could go on & on. Will miss him forever. Love to Pat & family from Elaine & Dennis"

Jan and eddie wrote on Jul 22, 2020:

"Dick was always so perky and had a big smile many fond memories when they stayed at our home love jan and eddie"

Ginet wrote on Jul 22, 2020:

"You will be missed by all. Thank you for the years of wonderful memories!! We love you so much uncle Dick! RIP ??"

Joan Klinski wrote on Jul 22, 2020:

"i love you, daddy!"