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Richard Marcotte 1952 - 2019
Ronald E. “Ron” Schepmann

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Richard Marcotte, San Antonio, Texas, beloved husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather, and friend, joined the spirit in the sky on May 20, 2019. Rich was born in Hays, Kan. July 17, 1952 and grew up in Hoisington, Kan. He was a proud alumnus of Kansas State University and played in the marching band and Brass Ensemble. Rich was a retired electrical engineer who was always a hard working, unique, innovative and creative problem solver. Rich, never wasteful, could and would re-purpose almost anything, often saving materials for years until that perfect fit was found. He did the right thing and had his family’s best interest in mind. Rich enjoyed grilling and shared his classic Marcotte potatoes at many block parties and neighborhood get-togethers. He was always generous, kind, strong, witty, and friendly. He treated strangers like family and made time for everyone.  

Rich is preceded in death by his parents, Harold Marcotte, L. Darline Marcotte, and infant siblings Ross and Rosemary. Rich is survived by his amazing wife Joan; two sons, Zach and Luke; daughter-in-law Meredith; granddaughters Caitlyn and Kyliegh; his little sister Renee; brother-in-law Andy; a clan of Marcottes including Aunt Ruth and Uncle Lyle; an expanding circle of cousins, nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, neighbors and friends, and the dog Una.  

A Visitation at 2 p.m. and Memorial Service at 3 p.m. will be held at Mission Park 3401 Cherry Ridge Dr., San Antonion on Saturday June 1.  Burial will be June 12 at noon at the Pleasant View Cemetery (Road 6, Hwy 18) in Palco, Kan. There will be a gathering following the burial. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of your choice.

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, May 29, 2019