Richard W. Kroll, 68, of Egg Harbor, died suddenly Friday morning, July 11, 2014, at his home after suffering an apparent heart attack.
He was born February 2, 1946, in Sturgeon Bay, the son of Albert and Marie (Deutsch) Kroll. Dick graduated from Sevastopol High School in 1964 and received his mechanic training at MATC in Milwaukee. On September 23, 1967, he married Suzanne Moeller at S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Institute.
Dick worked at Moeller’s Garage in Sturgeon Bay, then at Christy Corp, the Carlton Nuclear Plant, Two Rivers, and Kewaunee Nuclear Plant, farmed for over 29 years, and was a pipe fitter at Bay Ship until his retirement in 2012. Many will miss his small engine repair business that he operated from his home.
He played in the Door County Baseball League for 25 years and was inducted into the Door County Baseball Hall of Fame. Dick enjoyed bowling, night baseball, playing softball, and snowmobiling. He loved rabbit hunting with his dog, Mojo, turkey hunting, deer hunting, going out west elk hunting, bow hunting, and going north to Saxon. Dick especially liked hunting and fishing with his grandchildren.
He will be deeply missed by his loving wife, Sue; four sons, Mike (Mary), Tim (Tammy), Randy (Tricia), Kevin (Amara); daughter, Traci (Scott) Pagels; seven grandchildren, Ethan, Aaron, Dillon, Griffin, Miranda, Tyler and Austin; sister, Mary Ann (Cliff) Ehlers; four brothers, Bob (Gladys), Tom (Betty), Bill (Carol), and Chuck.
Dick was preceded in death by his parents; sister-in-law, Julie Kroll, and father-in-law, Chester Moeller.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, July 17, 2014, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay with Fr. Anthony Birdsall officiating. Burial will be in St. John Catholic Cemetery in Egg Harbor.
Friends may call from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay and at the church on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass.
Memorials may be given in his memory to the charity of your choice.
Online condolences and guestbook signing may be offered at www.huehnsfuneralhome.com.