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January 14, 2019Holy Spirit Catholic Church
Richard “Stretch” Wehage, 84, Fargo passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at Essentia Health, Fargo surrounded by his family.
Richard was born May 1, 1934 in Fargo, North Dakota to Herman and Pauline (Gessner) Wehage. He attended Sacred Heart School and later received his G.E.D when he was in the Navy. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving from 1952-1956 on the U.S.S. Ashland. He moved back to Fargo where he worked as an orderly at the Veterans Administration Hospital where he met the love of his life Janice Fox. They were married on September 15, 1962 at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Walhalla, ND. To this union, four beautiful children were born. Richard was a devoted caregiver and husband before her passing on October 11, 2018.
He worked for the City of Fargo as an Equipment Operator for nearly 30 years.
He was an avid supporter of Fargo Shanley High School and NDSU athletics. Many trips were taken to watch his beloved grandchildren at their various sporting events.
He was a long-time member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church where he was very active, serving as an Usher for many years. He was also a member of the 4th Degree Knights of Colombus. He enjoyed playing cards, grilling burgers and making meatballs at the KC’s.
Family was a top priority in his life and he was so proud of each and every one of his children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his children; Dan (Kay) Wehage, Peggy Wehage, Kathy (Don) Dabbert; grandsons, Isaac and Carter Brooks; grand-daughters, Isabell and Elizabeth Dabbert; sisters, Dorothy Burmeister, Helen Pfeifer; brother, Robert (Laurie) Wehage and best friend of 74 years, Wayne Blanchard.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Janice, and daughter, Patricia Rae.
Stretch’s family would like to thank the staff of New Perspective Senior Living and Essentia Health for their kindness and support.