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Richard John 'Rick' Schacht

IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich. - Richard John "Rick" Schacht, age 75, of Watersmeet, passed away with his wife by his side on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022, at the VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain, following a long battle with cancer. He married Barbara Zaremba on June 28, 1968, in Geneva, Illinois.

Rick was born April 17, 1947. He was a Vietnam veteran having served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1966 to 1968. During his service he was a chief cook and earned many honors.

Prior to retirement, Rick and his wife were proud owners of the BnR Saloon in Antigo, Wisconsin, for almost 20 years.

He enjoyed golfing, fishing and bowling. He also enjoyed NASCAR, and attending and sponsoring the Antigo stock car races.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Barbara; three daughters, Cynthia Schacht of Colby, Wisconsin, Christine Schacht of Birnamwood, Wisconsin, and Catherine Rice (Nolan Russo) of Appleton, Wisconsin; a son, Richard Schacht II of Antigo; eight grandchildren, Clinton (Amanda) Schacht, Ashley (Jonathan) Rekowski, Jessica Barnett (Nicolas Hubatch), Michael Barnett (Niki Miller), Marissa (Jordan) Davies, Devin Rice, Megan Rice and Taelynn Schacht; 12 great-grandchildren; four stepgreat-grandchildren; and special family friend, Michael Kampmeier.

He was preceded in death by his father, Wilbert Schacht; and his pal, Samantha.

A memorial gathering will be held on Sunday, Dec. 18, at the Bradley Funeral Home in Antigo, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with military honors to follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Barbara Schacht at E25760 Old U.S. 2 East, Watersmeet, MI 49969.

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