Richard R. Bischoff
Richard R. Bischoff, 95, of Winamac, passed away at 5:42 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 27, at Pulaski Memorial Hospital in Winamac.
Richard was born on Aug. 24, 1922, in Beech Grove, to Francis X. and Edith I. (Wewe) Bischoff. Richard married Marilyn J. Oakley on Sept. 19, 1942. Marilyn died June 13, 1962. He married Roberta M. Huff on July 20, 1963, in Seymour. Roberta died Aug. 3, 2013.
He graduated from Beech Grove High School in 1940. Richard served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Rich landed in Normandy on D-Day Plus 2 and served in Europe until the end of the war. He served in the 607th Tank Destroyer Battalion. Richard moved to Winamac in 1963. He managed the Farm Bureau Co-op. He was the former owner of Rich’s Café and Bischoff’s Restaurant in Winamac. Rich served as the Pulaski County Surveyor. He also served as Republican Precinct Committeeman. Rich served as a bail bondsman until his retirement at age 93.
Rich was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Winamac and member of the Knights of Columbus. He was also a member of the VFW and American Legion. Rich enjoyed fishing, animals and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his sons: Robert F. [Sylvia] Bischoff of Zionsville, Ronald M. Bischoff of Winamac, and Randall M. Bischoff of Lafayette; daughter Rebecca M. [Matthew] Tubergen of Carmel; granddaughters: Deborah Beuter of Westfield, Julia [Michael] Myers of Carmel, Catherine [Brad] Huff of Indianapolis, Mallory [Alvin] Fry of Winamac, Macy Bischoff of Winamac, Roxanne Bischoff of Lafayette, Aleicia Bischoff of Lafayette, Madeline Tubergen of Carmel, and Reagan Tubergen of Carmel; grandsons: Jeffrey (Carrie) Bischoff of Fishers, Tyler Bischoff of Lafayette, and Harrison Tubergen of Carmel; 10 great-grandchildren; and brother Paul Bischoff of Beech Grove.
He was preceded in death by parents Francis X. and Edith I. (Wewe) Bischoff; first wife Marilyn (Oakley) Bischoff; second wife Roberta M. Huff Bischoff; brothers: Francis “Red” Bischoff, Curtis Bischoff and Harold Bischoff.
Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, at Frain Mortuary. A scriptural wake service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 1, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church with Rev. Leroy Kinnaman officiating. Burial will take place St. Peter’s Cemetery in Winamac. The VFW and American Legion will conduct military graveside service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the VFW.
Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.
(Pulaski County Journal — Aug. 30, 2017)