Richard FechtelAugust 11th, 2019
Richard "Rick" Anthony Fechtel, 74, of Jefferson City, passed away on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, at University of Missouri Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on June 14, 1945, in Jefferson City, the son of the late Anthony and Catherine (Rudroff) Fechtel. Rick was united in marriage on February 6, 1965, to Judy Rice, at Camp Pendleton, California. Rick was a 1963 graduate of Helias High School. He served his country in the United States Marine Corps from 1965 thru 1968, during the Vietnam War. Rick was awarded three Purple Hearts and the Bronze Star for his heroic efforts. He also received a resolution for his outstanding service from the State of Missouri House of Representatives and Senate. Rick was a member of the Samuel F. Gearhart Detachment 656 Marine Corps League, VFW Post 1003 and the National Rifle Association. He was a longtime member of the Cathedral of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Rick enjoyed recreational sports, float trips, time at the farm and especially the Saturday Marine Corps League barbecues. Most of all, he cherished spending time with the family. Rick is survived by his wife of 54 years, Judy; daughters: Lisa Raunig (Mike) of Olathe, Kansas, Kim Brester (Bill) of Jefferson City and Jenny Young (Brian) of Lee's Summit; sisters: Gloria Brunnert (Don) of Vienna, Jeanne Redel (Jim) of Vienna, Carole Cavender (Alkie) of Linn, Marilyn Wilde (Maurice) of Westphalia and Judy Vanderfeltz (David) of Westphalia; grandchildren: Kyle, Emily and Carly Raunig, Jared, Kelsey and Stacie Brester, and Connor and Carter Young; and many other family and friends. Friends will be received from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 11, 2019, at the Cathedral of St. Joseph with a Prayer Service at 3:30 p.m. Inurnment will be private for the family. Expressions of sympathy can be made to United States Marine Corps League or Cathedral of St. Joseph. Arrangements are under the direction of HOUSER-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 2613 West Main Street, Jefferson City, Missouri 65109 (573) 636-3838. Condolences may be left online for the family at www.millardfamilychapels.com.