Richard Arthur "Dick" Jesse, age 63, died unexpectedly on Sept. 5, 2019, at his home in Crandon. He was born Nov. 5, 1955, in Tomahawk, to John and Shirley (Ifland) Jesse.
Dick attended grade school in Tomahawk and high school in Rhinelander, graduating from Rhinelander High School in 1973. As a youth he was involved in Scouting and swimming. He swam on the RHS swim team and then for two years at UW-SP under his beloved coach Red Blair. Dick then transferred to UW Madison where he graduated with honors in the UW-Madison School of Pharmacy. After his schooling he worked as a pharmacist in Madison, Wausau, with his Dad at Reardon's Drug Store in Rhinelander and then at the Wolf River Pharmacy in Crandon, for the last 20 plus years.
Dick enjoyed many interests which included crossword puzzles, movies, running and swimming. For many years he enjoyed fishing and hunting with his Dad and Brother. Dick embraced his community and often contributed to making his community a better place. He often said he was lucky to work with people he loved at a job he loved.
Dick is survived by his mother Shirley, his sister Julie Jesse-LaCrosse, his brother Daniel Jesse, his nephew Scott (Lyndsay) LaCrosse, his nieces Kristine (Dustin) Peterson and Elizabeth (Levi) Litke, great-nieces and nephews Ryker, Rayah and Renleigh LaCrosse, Kinley Peterson and Lola and Lucas Litke, other family and many friends. He was preceded in death by his father.
Visitation for Richard will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019 from 1 to 3 p.m., with a memorial service at 3 p.m., all at the Carlson Funeral Home. Reverend Richard Miller will officiate. You may leave your private condolences for the Jesse family at www.carlsonfh.com. The Carlson Funeral Home (715-369-1414) is serving the Jesse family.
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