Richard Lee Abraham passed away peacefully in his sleep, at home, on Friday, October 11, 2013, after a lengthy battle with diabetes and related complications.
He was lovingly referred to as “Padre” by his family and "Abey" by his friends, and was born a son of Alder E. and Jeanette C. Jorgenson Abraham of North Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, on January 24, 1948.
Richard married Christine Lee Potts on June 1, 1974.
He proudly served with the United States Air Force and graduated from University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, with a degree in political science in 1975.
He is survived by his wife, Christine; daughters: Julie Ann (Benjamin) Abraham-Gifford, and Lynn Marie Abraham; a son, Michael Paul Abraham; and a granddaughter, Claire Grace Gifford. He is further survived by his brother, James (Judy) Abraham of Utah, and many loving family members.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Richard enjoyed spending time with his "cronies," fishing, boating, hunting and casino trips. He was an avid outdoorsman, and was the former treasurer of the North Fond du Lac Rod and Gun Club, and was active with Pheasants Forever. Richard also enjoyed participating in Walleye Weekend, Otter Street and other fishing tournaments.
Richard most recently worked for Allied Barton at the Oshkosh Truck location and previously worked at Plumber's Supply and Quasius Equipment.
Richard will be fondly remembered for his quick wit, "zingers," his love of a moldy oldie, a blast from the past, dusty discs, and revived 45’s.
The funeral service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 15, 2013, at Mach Funeral Chapel & Crematory, 31 East Division Street, Fond du Lac, with Rev. Steve Huff officiating. Inurnment will be in Ledgeview Memorial Park.
The visitation will be on Tuesday at Mach Funeral Chapel & Crematory from 4:00 p.m. until the time of service.