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Richard Dillon Folk
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Birth: Sep. 1, 1925
Defiance County
Ohio, USA
Death: Dec. 10, 2006
Defiance County
Ohio, USA


HICKSVILLE -- Richard D. Folk, 81, Hicksville, died Sunday, Dec. 10, 2006, at Hickory Creek of Hicksville.

He was born Sept. 1, 1925, in Hicksville, the son of Riley and Goldie (Houser) Folk. In 1946, married Rita Burns, who survives. He graduated from Hicksville High School, retired from Dana Weatherhead, Antwerp, and worked for Jim Schmidt Chevrolet, Hicksville, for 20 years. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, serving as a corporal during World War II and awarded the Purple Heart after being wounded at Iwo Jima. He was a member of Antwerp VFW Post 5087, Herman Hesselschwardt Detachment 758 of the Marine Corps League in Defiance and Hicksville Eagles Aerie 5665, where he was a Golden Eagle.

Also surviving are two daughters, Julie (Ken) Tishhouse of Sherwood and Vicki (Don) Thompson, Point Blank, Texas; a brother, Raymond (Carol), Bryan; a sister, Vivian Wahl, Hicksville; and four grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were a brother, Paul; and a sister, Ora Ethel Burns.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Smith & Brown Funeral Home, Hicksville, with Father Thomas Oedy officiating. Burial will be at Forest Home Cemetery, Hicksville. Visitation is from 1-8 p.m. Tuesday with a Marine Corps service at 7 p.m., and one hour prior to services Wednesday.

Preferred memorials are to Hospice the Caring Way of Defiance or St. Michael's renovation fund.
Family links: 
  Riley R. Folk (1898 - 1969)
  Goldie Marie Houser Folk (1900 - 1994)
  Rita M. Burns Folk (1923 - 2015)*
  Oraethel Marie Folk Burns (1920 - 1984)*
  Paul Lemuel Folk (1921 - 1944)*
  Vivian V. Folk Wahl (1923 - ____)*
  Richard Dillon Folk (1925 - 2006)
*Calculated relationship
Forest Home Cemetery
Defiance County
Ohio, USA
Created by: Carol Williams-Frager
Record added: Jun 30, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 38906693
Richard Dillon Folk
Added by: Carol Williams-Frager
Richard Dillon Folk
Added by: Carol Williams-Frager
Richard Dillon Folk
Added by: Carol Williams-Frager
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- Thank you for your service
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Purple Heart, World War II.
 Added: Sep. 2, 2013

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