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Richard E. Mylrea, 80, of Stoughton, passed away Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018.

He was born Sept. 15, 1937, in Hillpoint, the son of Chancey and Louise (Friede) Mylrea. Richard graduated from Reedsburg High School with the class of 1956. He moved to Stoughton and began a long career working for Uniroyal, retiring in 2001. Richard was united in marriage to Joyce Schulze on Sept. 23, 1961, in Reedsburg. They were blessed with three children, Brian, Brad and Brooke. Richard loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing; even ice fishing.

Richard is survived by his wife Joyce; children, Brian (Sachie) Mylrea of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Brad (Rie) Mylrea of Okinawa, Japan, and Brooke Mylrea of Minneapolis Minnesota; grandchildren, Emily and Sara Mylrea; brothers, Earl (Marian) Mylrea and Wayne (Sharon) Mylrea; sisters, Lois Ruetten and Joyce (Duane Grahams) Mortensen; sisters-in-law, Anne Mylrea and Nancy (James) Larson; his cats, Benny and Cliffy; and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Walter Mylrea; and brothers-in-law, Bill Ruetten and Harry Mortensen. In keeping with Richard’s wishes, private services will be held. Online condolences may be made at

Gunderson Stoughton Funeral & Cremation Care is assisting the family.