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Richard Musser, 79, of Baraboo, passed away Saturday, April 6, 2019, just 10 days after his beloved wife, Sharon, of 48 years passed.

Born in Chicago, Illinois, on Jan. 8, 1940, Richard, a south side, Windy Ciity flatlander known as the “common man,” was anything but common. God first, country second, family third.

Richard was a veteran of the United States Army serving his country in Frankfort, Germany, during the Cold War from 1963 to 1965. He was a member of the VFW Greenwood Memorial Post 987.

Known by many from his dedicated years working at the car wash, Richard had a larger than life character and personality that could never go unnoticed. He enjoyed driving his 1960 Buick LeSabre and was a longtime member of the Dells Area Cruisers. He will be greatly missed by family, coffee buddies at DQ and Viking, and his many friends who knew him for his “doing it his way” attitude.

Survivors include his three children, Renee Musser, Rich Musser and Rochelle (Jason) Oelke; 11 grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 304 East St., Baraboo, with Father Jay Poster officiating. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of Mass Wednesday at the church. Interment will be held in St. Joseph Cemetery with military honors provided by the VFW Greenwood Memorial Post 987. A luncheon and celebration of Richard’s and Sharon’s lives will follow from 1:30-4:30 pm. at Thunderbird Lanes, 1117 8th St., Baraboo, Baldwin Funeral Services is assisting the family with arrangements.

As Richard would say, “Smile and confuse people.”

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