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Richard S. Fiala

12/12/1942 - 08/16/2009
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Richard S. "Rich" Fiala
Winneconne, WI

Richard S. "Rich" Fiala, age 66, of Winneconne, passed away Sunday, August 16, 2009 at Appleton Medical Center, Appleton, WI, after a battle with cancer. He was born in Chicago, IL on December 12, 1942, the son of the late Chester and Virginia (Buchert) Fiala. Rich graduated from Carl Schurz High School in 1962 and completed Wright Junior College as a mechanical engineer. Richard married Cynthia King on November 18, 1978 in Chicago, IL. Rich worked as a mechanical engineer and at the same time enjoyed working at an auto body shop in Chicago. In 1983 Rich established his own business and owned and operated Belmont Autocraft. Rich and Cindy and their family vacationed in Winneconne for many years, and in 1993 became permanent residents. Rich was an avid sports fan and boater, and because of his love of boating, he spent many hours at his hobby of building model boats. Rich also liked to travel with his family, vacationing every year, often on a cruise. This past year, 2008, Rich and Cindy enjoyed their 30th anniversary, celebrating with a two week cruise in Hawaii.
Rich is survived by his wife Cynthia, of Winneconne; one daughter, Jennifer Fiala, of Green Bay, WI; one son, Jeffrey Fiala, of Winneconne; his cousins and Cynthia's extended family. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, August 22, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 210 Pleasant Dr., Winneconne, with Rev. Doug LeCaptain and Sr. Pam Biehl officiating. A Visitation for family and friends will be on Saturday at the church from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the Mass.
In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established to the American Cancer Society.

Mueller Funeral Home
904 E. Main St. P.O. Box 250
Winneconne, WI 54986
(920) 582-4242
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Jesse and Melissa (Rothe) Schutte wrote on August 19, 2009
So sorry to hear about your father. Hope you and your family are doing well.

Raj Dutta wrote on August 19, 2009
Dear Cindy, I am deeply saddened to hear of your husband's death. Please accept my sincere condolences. Please know that you & your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you. Sincerely, Raj Dutta

Sandie Roy wrote on August 19, 2009
Cindy, my heart goes out for you at this difficult time. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Though I am not with you physically, I am sending hugs across the miles.

Deborah Redanz wrote on August 18, 2009
I am so sorry to hear what has happened. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Rich was a very good man who loved his family dearly. He will never be forgotten and his spirit will live on. Bless you all!!!

Bill and Terri Cosgrove wrote on August 18, 2009
Wonderful cousin, father and husband..he will be greatly missed!

Greg and Diana wrote on August 18, 2009
We remember all the fun stuff we used to do together. Gatherings at "can" parties, dinners at the Duck Inn, Holtz's, Haase's, deep fried turkeys, Thanksgivings, Christmases, etc. We will miss Rich! Our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow.