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of Rockford, MN

August 24, 1946 – July 27, 2023


Friday, August 4, 2023

one hour prior to the service

Riverwood Covenant Church – Rockford, MN

Celebration of Life

Friday, August 4, 2023

11:00 a.m.

Riverwood Covenant Church – Rockford, MN

Richard Wayne Stuckmayer, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, passed away peacefully on July 27, 2023 at the age of 76.

Dick was born on August 24, 1946 in Watertown, MN, to loving parents Wayne and Doris. He was the oldest of 4 children. He grew up in a close-knit family, where he learned the values of hard work, kindness, and his faith which would shape his life.  Dick served his country in the United States Navy Construction Battalion, also known as the Sea Bees, from October 1965 – October 1969

Dick married Joanne in 1972, they had 3 children, Brian, Chris & Megan.  In 1977, they moved to Dean Lake in Buffalo. Dick was popular with the neighborhood kids, as he would help fix their minibikes and go carts.  He ran Boys Brigade at church and coached his kids’ baseball teams. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with family and friends throughout his life.

Dick earned his degree in HVAC from Dunwoody and started a sheet metal company in the garage of the Buffalo house on Dean Lake, around 1981. As the company grew, he moved his business to Rockford in 1983. His company continued to grow, and when he was ready to retire, he sold it to his son Chris, 10 years ago.

As a father, Dick was a constant source of knowledge, and goofiness to his children, Brian, Chris & Megan. He instilled in them the importance of working hard and perseverance. He took great pride in watching his children and grandchildren grow into individuals who embodied these values.

He met and later married Mary Brix in 2004. They enjoyed spending winters in Green Valley Arizona and traveling together. He also loved to golf with Mary, and sometimes forgot to count strokes. But, never forgot to count all of Mary’s.

Dick’s greatest joy came from his family, spending time up at his cabin, and the man cave in Osakis. Riding 4 wheelers, prepping for deer hunting and doing wood projects were some of his favorite activites.  He fulfilled some of his hunting dreams in Africa and Kazakhstan, hunting zebra, wildebeest, ibex and many others.  He was a real storyteller and had a way of striking up a conversation with anyone and everyone. He had the ability to make others feel comfortable in his presence, which endeared him to those who knew him. Richard’s friendships were deep and lasting, a testament to his loyalty and genuine care for those around him.

Dick is survived by his wife: Mary Stuckmayer; son: Chris (Melisa) Stuckmayer; daughter: Megan (James) Lehrke: Step-son: Rick (Angie) Brix; Brothers: Ted (Becky) Stuckmayer, Dan (Joyce) Stuckmayer; Sister: Alice Dorn; Grandchildren: Paige, Tyler, Sam, Gabe, Tristin, Christy (Ben), Maressa, Tyler R, and Julia; great grandchildren, Sammy & Theodore; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Proceeded in death by his parents, Wayne and Doris Stuckmayer, and his son, Brian Stuckmayer.

Celebration of Life for Dick will be held Friday, August 4 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service all at Riverwood Covenant Church in Rockford, MN.

Luncheon to follow the service at church.

Arrangements were entrusted to The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo, MN.

1 Guestbook Entry

  1. Arlys and Bill LaPlant

    Mary and families, our deepest sympathies for your loss, you have many wonderful memories which you will cherish forever! Let’s try and get together soon. Love and hugs Arlys and Bill


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