Richard “Old Joe” Papesch, 82, of Lincoln, passed away November 2, 2017 at St. Clara’s Manor.
Visitation will be from 10AM until 11AM Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11AM Saturday also at the funeral home. Burial will follow in New Union Cemetery.
Mr. Papesch was born May 1, 1935 in Lincoln,IL., the son of Joe and Frieda
(Annais). He married Nana Cecil on August 2, 1958 in Lincoln. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy. Richard was a member of the First United Methodist Church. He was a City of Lincoln Firefighter for 32 years, retiring as Assistant Chief. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 210 where he served as past Worshipful Master, member of the Oder of the White Shrine of Jerusalem where he served as past Watchman of Shepherds and past Supreme King, member of the Eagles Lodge 2708, member of the American Legion Post 263, and a member of the Oddfellows.
Survivors include his wife Nana Papesch, children: Steven Papesch, Jennifer Papesch Ryan ( Brandt), Jeffrey Papesch, Holly Papesch Coady (Noel), and Jo Helen Papesch Reason (Rodney); 8 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren also survive.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Lincoln Fire Department Safe House or Masonic Lodge 210.