Dale A. Richard

November 13, 1950 - January 2, 2020

Dale Alexander Richard- 69

11/13/1950 – 01/02/2020

Dale A. Richard, age 69 of Batavia, passed away at his home with great dignity, surrounded by his family on January 2nd, 2020. Dale was born in Detroit, Michigan to Allan and Catherine Richard on November 13, 1950. He graduated from Shaker Heights High School and immediately joined the U.S. Navy, stationed at Great Lakes Naval Base. He became a Sub-Mariner and served on the U.S.S. Henry Clay and the James Monroe during the Vietnam War.

Dale returned to civilian life entering a lifelong career in sales. He was united in marriage on April 10, 1982 in Leland, Illinois to Linda J. Grover and was proud to be the Salesman who married the Farmer’s Daughter. Dale and Linda celebrated 37 years of wedding anniversaries.

Dale joined the LML Technologies team and worked many years, becoming the first “Mayor of Wisconsin”. Upon retirement, Dale focused his ambitions to the Batavia VFW where he served in many capacities, enjoying being Commander and Quartermaster for many years. He further served in the District 19 VFW, becoming 19th District Commander in 2014-2015. His heart and work centered around helping all Veterans of Foreign Wars for the remainder of his life.

Dale is survived by his wife Linda, two children Allan and Adam Richard of Batavia, grandson Alexander Richard, brother Brian (Kathi) Richard of Cincinnati, Ohio, as well as many brother and sister-in-law’s and wonderful nieces and nephews.

Wake will be at Moss Funeral Home in Batavia on Jan 11, 2010 from 3p.m. to 6 p.m. with the VFW Service at 5:30 p.m. A “Celebration of Life Luncheon” will be hosted on Sunday, Jan. 12th from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Batavia VFW Post 1197, 645 S. River Street, Batavia, Il 60510.

Private graveside services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Batavia VFW Post 1197, 645 S. River Street, Batavia, Il. 60510.

Guest Book

  • bart lautz He was the fiend anybody could wish for, our times on the patio near his pool were a delight, a good friend who helped me more times then I could count. He will be missed by my household We will miss you Dale
  • Julie, Kevin, Ryan and Tim Wiley Dale was a generous and convivial host of many poolside summer gatherings. Thank you for your welcoming spirit. Our thoughts are with Linda, Allan and Adam.
  • Gemma Jarm He was a great man!! Uncle Dale Richard - you are forever in my heart. You were always there for us to lend a helping hand when we needed you/ or Fred! Rest In Peace. 🙏🏽🖤🙏🏽 Linda - Zach and I sends our condolences, thoughts and prayers to you and family. 😔
  • Judy Slezak Johnson My condolences to the Richard family. I am humbled to have known Dale with his inspiration and guidance in my early sobriety. Your wisdom lives on in me. Thank you.
  • Zachary Hassler Dale was a great man, who taught me a lot about life, while I grew up with his sons Adam, and Allen. I will be forever grateful to him, and his whole family. Rest in peace Dale. You will be missed, yet forever with us.
  • Thomas Van Cleave So sorry to hear of Dale's passing. He was a great and dedicated Veteran to the VFW. Thank you for his service in the Navy. My condolences to his Family - Linda,Allan and Adam.
  • Jeff and Linda Schielke Our sincerest sympathies to the entire Richard family. Thank you, Dale, for all you did for so many years for Batavia and its proud VFW. Linda, May wonderful memories of your loving husband bring you peace and comfort in the difficult days ahead. We will all miss him.
  • Dawn Rest in peace Dale. My thoughts and prayers are with your family..
  • Theron Bean Dale was always the calmest and most deliberate person in the room during my time at LML. I am blessed to have known him.
  • Mike Breyne I have lost a good friend. He will be missed at the VFW. My prayers are with his family.
  • Laura and Richard OBrien Rest in piece dear friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Linda - May your memories of Dale be your strength in the years ahead. Laura and Rich