Richard Louis Adelsperger
Jan. 5, 1926 - Nov. 22, 2016
Richard, of Pioneer, was born in South Bend, Indiana. His parents were George Adelsperger and Bessie Marie (Hentzi) Adelsperger. No surprise he was a lifelong Notre Dame football fan. He was quite pleased that Notre Dame beat Army by a wide margin recently.
Richard was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Married to Nannette (Martinsen) Adelsperger for over 67 years.
He was predeceased by daughter, Terry “Patches” Vasquez. Survived by wife, Nannette; son, George (Mary); grandchildren, Steve, Matt, John (Jenny) and Sarah; as well as great-grandchildren, Claire, Amelia, and Hannah.
Richard was a World War II Navy combat veteran. His careers included professional photographer, police officer, Crime Scene Investigator, and professional locksmith.
His interests included camping, being a Scout leader, and model railroading. He built his own garage at age 72, and inspired his children to attempt any project or repair.