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July 29, 1925 – December 27, 2018

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Richard Nunez
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Obituary for Richard Nunez

Richard F. Nunez, 93, of Dubuque died Thursday, December 27, 2018 at Mercy Medical Center with his wife and son by his side. Visitation will be from 9:00 to 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at St. Columbkille’s Catholic Church followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Entombment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery Mausoleum where military rites will be accorded by the Dubuque American Legion Post 6.
Rick was born July 29, 1925, son of Rafael and Soledad Nunez. After graduating from Colorado Springs High School, Rick enlisted in the US Navy on June 23, 1942 at the age of 17. He saw action in the South Pacific during WW II. Following six years of active duty, Rick served in the Naval Reserve for the next 44 years, retiring at Chief Boatswain’s Mate.
He was pleased when a group of navy personnel took him out for brunch and presented him with a big cake designed like a ship for his 93rd birthday. He felt badly he didn’t have their addresses to send notes to let them know how proud it made him feel.
He married Eleanor Kohn at St. Francis De Sales Church in Hazel Green, Wisc. in 1955. Together they had two sons, Randy and Robert.
Rick was employed at DDDKG Architects for 20 years, and later retired from the plant engineering department at John Deere Dubuque Works.
He was a member of St. Columbkille’s parish where he was an usher and member of the buildings and grounds committee. After retirement, he put in many hours working on repairing windows and rooms at St. Columbkille’s school & church.
He is survived by his wife Eleanor Nunez of Dubuque; and two sons, Randy Nunez of Bettendorf, Iowa and Robert Nunez of Bridgewater, New Jersey.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Robert, Joe, Ralph and Rafael; three sisters, Linda, Carmy and Marie, and their spouses; his father and mother-in-law, Cooper & Adaline Kohn; his brother and sister-in-law, Paul & Dorie Kohn.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to distribute among veterans’ organizations.
The family would like to thank Dr. Brian Sullivan, his nurses and staff, especially nurse Lorilee; as well as the nurses and staff at Mercy Medical Center ICU and 3rd floor for their wonderful care.

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When Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 9:00am - 10:45am
St. Columbkille's Catholic Church
1240 Rush St.
Dubuque, IA 52003

Service Information

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 11:00am
St. Columbkille's Catholic Church
1240 Rush St.
Dubuque, IA 52003

Interment Information

Mt. Olivet Cemetery
10556 Military Road
Dubuque, Iowa 52003