Charles “Chuck” R. Risch, 70, Fargo passed away Monday, October 14, 2019 at his home under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.
Chuck was born July 9, 1949 in Crookston, MN to Robert and Pauline (Thygeson) Risch. He graduated from Dilworth High School in 1967. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corp in 1968, serving during the Vietnam war. He has 20 + years of service as a US Marine and in the North Dakota Army National Guard where he earned the rank of Sergeant Major. After his retirement from the Armed Forces, he worked as a Benefits Counselor at the Fargo Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, and taking the occasional trip to the casino. His summers were spent at the family cabin on Union Lake and he enjoyed spending time with his friends at his local AMVETS (American Veterans of Fargo). He was a dedicated father and he loved spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his children; Chris Risch, Allen Risch, Erica (Chris) McCray, Brian (Jenny) Risch, grandchildren; Bonnie, Hunter, Madison, Kaden, Tharin, Sharlotte, Bo, sister; Judy Hakala, nieces; Jennifer, Rylee and McKayla Kraft.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, parents and brother, James “Jim” Risch.
The burial will be held at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery in Mandan at a later date.