Richard 'Dick' Wisener

Richard ‘Dick’ Wisener

Richard “Dick” Wisener, age 93 of Oroville, died March 28, 2013 at North Valley Hospital in Tonasket. He was born January 25, 1920 in Peaceful Valley, Washington.

Dick attended school in Spokane then moved as a young man to Republic. He worked there at Black’s Beach and the Republic mine. In 1947 Dick moved to Oroville, working for several businesses, the primary being a telegrapher with the Great Northern Railroad, which he retired from in 1982. On May 24, 1953 Dick married Patsy Roselius in Oroville.

Dick enjoyed hunting, fishing and horseback riding and was a member of the Okanogan County Sheriff’s Posse, the Oroville Catholic Church, a Charter member of the Oroville Golf club, a Charter member of the Border Aerie Eagles of Oroville, Tonasket Eagles, and he was the oldest member of the Oroville American Legion,

He was preceded in death by his wife Patsy, son Dick, grandson Scottie Roan and brothers Bob and Ed Wisener.

Dick is survived by his son Ronald (Sue) Wisener of Oroville and daughters: Patty (Ron) Harp of Sacramento, Calif. and Cathy (Chuck) Roan of Bonney Lake, Wash., as well as seven grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, April 4, 2013, at 10 a.m. at the Oroville Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, with Father David Kuttner officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at the Molson Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Oroville Catholic Church or the charity of your choice.

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