Richard LaRue Gabrysiak
December 10, 1955 - August 9, 2020
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Richard Larue Gabrysiak, resident of Wonder Lake for 63 years, passed away on August 9. 2020. He was born in Chicago on December 10, 1955, and adopted at 3 days old by Chester and Mary Lou Gabrysiak. He was married on July 3, 1975, to Susan Carter (Married for 45 years). Richard received his GED…

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Jim Evans left a message on August 24, 2020:
Rick truly had a zeal for life. He enjoyed the great outdoors, and living in Wonder Lake was really like his playground. He was a friend to many, and rarely hesitated to offer a helping hand. Rick was an entertainer at heart. One memory that stands out for me, is the sheer joy Rick had for his Labradors. He was always quick to show-off a new dog trick. Sue and Rose, I hope you find solace in all the good memories.
Marilyn Barajas left a message on August 14, 2020:
Rick was the first peson I met in Wonder Lake when i was 6 yrs. old. My mom thought he was adorable. I remember many years of swimming at the beach and diving off the raft . He was my first date when I was 13 going to the McHenry show to see the Swiss Family Robinson. Rick was a perfect gentleman. I also remember riding on his motorcycle on the hills in Wonder Lake when I was 16. Doesn't seem to safe now looking back.We lost touch when I moved to Chicago but I never forgot him. He was a great guy.
Shari Havis (Evans) left a message on August 14, 2020:
Rick had a good heart. He and Sue would often stop by to visit my mom. He was always good to my youngest brother, Todd. We met when he and I were 8 years old and my brother Jim would have been 4 years old. Ours was a lifelong friendship. As children, we'd play war in the woods, play in the creek, and there was always swimming, then skiing etc. Our two families, Rick's and mine, would go up to Wilmot when we were children. Yum, lobster! In high school, my friends at the bus stop were Rick and Marilyn. I know my brother, Jim, considered him his best friend, we both are so heart broken. My heart goes out to Sue and Rose.
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