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Dan's obituary

Posted by Cathy Douglas on December 9, 2010 at 7:23 PM

MADISON – Frank D. “Dan” Richwalski, age 58 of Madison, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, following his fight with pancreatic cancer.


He was born Oct. 4, 1952 in Baraboo, the son of Francis S. and Lorraine (Burns) Richwalski. Following his service in the U.S. Army, he married Cathy Douglas. Frank worked as an electronics technician for many years, gaining experience and responsibility along the way. He was most recently  at Research Products until his illness would no longer allow him to work.



Dan volunteered at WORT Radio for many years. He enjoyed building things, including computers, bicycles, and other electronic devices. Following his diagnosis, he decided to travel with Cathy.



In addition to his wife Cathy, he is further survived by his two sons, Daniel and Samuel Richwalski; two sisters, Marilyn Withers and Jeannie (Jeff) Otteson; nieces and nephews; Ben and Elizabeth Otteson; Michele, Michael and Derrick Withers; father-in-law, Ernest Douglas and four brothers-in-law.



He was preceded in death by his parents and mother-in-law, Geraldine Douglas.



A memorial service will be held in the chapel at the HOSPICECARE CENTER, 5395 E. Cheryl Pkwy., Madison on Thursday, December 16, 2010 at 11:00 a.m.



The family would like to extend their warmest thanks to the staff at HospiceCare, Inc., the people at Research Products, and at Mimosa Books and Gifts, Cathy's employer, for their friendship, understanding and help during Frank's illness.


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Reply Kathleen Kirk
10:06 AM on December 16, 2010 
Sending you love and comfort on the day of the memorial service.