Richard Daniel Lissy, age 62, of Stanchfield died September 29, 2009 at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital due to heart complications. A memorial service will be held at 7:00 P.M. Thursday,October 8th at Strike Funeral Home – Cambridge Chapel with Pastor Dale Cope officiating. A time for visiting will be held from 5:30 P.M. until the service at 7:00.
Richard Daniel Lissy was born August 10, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois to Raymond and Marie (Meister) Lissy. He was raised and attended school at McHenry, Illinois. Richard also attended an auctioneer college in Iowa. He served his country in the U.S. Army from 1968 1970 as a military police officer. After the service he worked as a machinist around the Chicago area. In 2004 Richard moved to the twin city area and in 2007 he moved to Stanchfield to live with his identical twin brother, Daniel Richard. Richard suffered from several medical problems over the last couple years. He was cared for at GracePointe Crossing in Cambridge for the last year where he enjoyed the helpful and caring staff.
Richard was a jokester all of his life and he loved being with people and having a good time. He loved fishing, going to the casino, target shooting and hunting, and collecting eagle items. He also enjoyed country music and going to Caribou with his niece Mary. Richard also was Santa II and enjoyed that role with the kids. He was a member of the American Legion in Anoka, and also a Gun Safety instructor teaching alongside his brother Dan in Pine City.
Richard Daniel Lissy died September 29, 2009 at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis due to heart complications at the age of 62 years, 1 month and 19 days. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Richard is survived by a daughter, Eyvonne Whisenant and grandson Nathan of Virginia Beach, Virginia; brothers, Daniel (Laurie) Lissy of Stanchfield, and George (Carole) Lissy of Schaumburg, Illinois; nephew, Raymond (Amanda) Lissy and children William and Jillian of Milltown, Wisconsin; niece, Mary Lissy (Tim Jensen) of Stanchfield; two aunts, Lu Danielson and family of Merril, Wisconsin, and Eleanor Churley and family of Janesville, Wisconsin; and by other relatives and friends.