Richard “Rick” Bury
Richard “Rick” Bury, 67, of La Crosse died Wednesday, October 14 at Gundersen Health System. He died with family at his side. Rick was born December 21, 1952 to Arthur “Archie” and Lucille (Look) Bury in Milwaukee, WI. He graduated from Oak Creek High School in 1970 and attended UW-La Crosse. He worked for G. Heileman Brewing Company, Kratt Lumber, Wenonah Canoes, and Ace Hardware.
He is survived by his former spouse Jennifer (Ellingson) Bury; their daughter, Amy Bury (Andrew Heder), of Los Angeles, CA, and their son, Ben, of La Crescent, MN; his sisters Elaine (Erickson) of Jamestown, CA and Karen (Sweeney) of Muskego, WI; his brother-in-law, Russ Gubernot and his wife Kathy of Evansville, IN; his nieces, Jill (Sweeney) Inglis of Park Ridge, IL, Megan (Sweeney) Grotts of Wheaton, IL, Kim Gubernot of St. Paul, MN, and Julie Dinapoli of Sonora, CA; and his nephews Kevin Gubernot of Mukwonago, WI and Jeff Erickson of Lakewood, WA.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Janis (Gubernot), two brothers-in-law, Ron Erickson and Joe Sweeney; his fiancé Carol Joyce “Cookie” Damman; and several aunts and uncles.
Rick enjoyed camping, going fishing, and wood working. He also enjoyed watching live music and dancing. In times of sobriety in his life, he enjoyed the fellowship of AA.
Thank you to the doctors and nurses who cared for Rick.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of your choice.