Richard C. Chesney, age 83, of Brodhead, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, February 4, 2013 at Mercy Hospital, Janesville, WI. He was born on February 28, 1929 in Chicago, IL, the son of Peter and Julia (Sobolewski) Chesney. He married Peggy A. Johnson on April 27, 1957 in Chicago, IL.
Richard was the plant manager of the former APCO Mfg. in Brodhead. He also had worked for United Industries of Beloit before his retirement, and did seasonal work for Swiss Colony of Monroe. He was a Korean War Army Veteran. Richard enjoyed bowling, fishing, baseball, gardening and being with his grandchildren.
Richard is survived by his wife Peggy, two daughters, Diana (Ken) Williams, Brodhead, WI, Teresa Kamps, LaCrosse, WI; a sister, Kay LaRosa, Chicago, IL; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Stan, Bill, Ed, and a sister Agnes.
Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, February 9, 2013, at the D.L. NEWCOMER FUNERAL HOME, BRODHEAD, WI. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until time of services. A memorial fund will be established.