Richard “Dick” Hanold, of Green Bay, passed away unexpectedly surrounded by family on Thursday, December 8th at the age of 83. He was born on November 25, 1939 to Otto and Stephanie (Edzik) Hanold in Florence, WI.
In his youth, he played fast-pitch softball, which he continued for many years. He served in the army as an MP from 1963-65 in Germany. He worked at Spancrete for over 40 years.
On May 15, 1971, he married Susan (Taylor) Hanold. They had four children: Brenda, Scott, Brad and Chris. Dick and Sue celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last year.
Dick loved sports throughout his life. He enjoyed watching Yankee and Indianapolis Colts games – a loyal fan regardless of record. Dick and Sue played in bowling leagues for many years. His true passion was playing horseshoes, which he continued into his eighties. He attended every game and performance he could for all of his children and grandchildren, often giving the referees his two cents worth. Dick was very much a part of his community. He was very handy at fixing things and would lend a hand to those who needed it. No matter where he went, he made an effort to get to know everyone. If he didn’t know you, he would chat until he found someone who did. He took pride in his tomatoes and his lawn - he always said that he had the best lawn in the neighborhood.
He is survived by his wife Susan and his four children: Brenda (Erik) Rentmeester, Scott (Karianne) Hanold, Brad (Melanie) Hanold and Chris (Ashley) Hanold, 6 granddaughters: Caedyn, Kayla, Macie, Brynlee, Taylor and Harper, and 3 grandsons: Ethan, Braxton and Hudson.
Dick was preceded in death by his parents Otto and Stephanie, as well as several brothers and sisters.
Visitation will be at Malcore Funeral Home, 701 N. Baird St., in Green Bay from 4-7pm on Wednesday, December 14th, with prayer service at 7pm. Visitation will continue at SS. Peter & Paul Church on Thursday, December 15th from 10 AM until the time of Mass at 11 AM. Full military honors will follow the Mass. The family would like to thank the staff at Bellin and Froedtert hospitals for the special care and attention they gave Dick and his family. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to St. Jude’s Hospital, which was near and dear to his heart.