Richard (Dick) Feehan

Resided in Gladstone, MI
Died August 11, 2022

Richard (Dick) Feehan of Gladstone, MI, passed away on August 11, 2022. He was 90 years old. Dick was born on December 17, 1931, in Melrose, IA, and lived in Iowa and Arizona in his youth.

During his teen years, he pitched in the Minor Leagues for the St. Louis Cardinals’ farm team and played with several future professional stars. He joined the U.S. Army and trained in Chicago, IL, and Colorado Springs, CO, serving his country during the Korean war. At a dance for Army personnel and nurses attending a nearby nursing school in Chicago, Dick met Marian Lamberg, and it was love at first sight. They married in September, 1954, at the All Saints Catholic Church in Gladstone, MI, and raised a family of seven children – his proudest accomplishment. Dick obtained a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Iowa and started his professional career as a pharmaceutical salesman for Squibb. In 1970, the family moved from Dubuque, IA, to Platteville, WI, and Dick opened and operated Feehan Family Pharmacies in East Dubuque, IL, for 29 years. He also provided pharmacy services in Platteville, Cuba City, the Hazel Green hospital, and helped the Dominican Sisters at the Sinsinawa Mound Center. He worked six days a week for three decades, often delivering prescriptions late in the evening, and helping many with referrals to local physicians and the University of Iowa. He was dedicated to pharmacy and skilled in compounding, creating medications for difficult-to-treat dermatological conditions.

He enjoyed golfing, eating good food, winning in cards (a card laid is a card played), and volunteering for the Lions Club and the East Dubuque fire fighters. He loved to converse, was quick with a joke, was curious and a life-long learner, and had a kind word for everyone.

Dick is survived by his wife of 67 years, Marian J. Lamberg of Gladstone, MI; his seven children, Mike (Janet) Feehan of Dodgeville, WI; Mark (Iris) Feehan of Knoxville, TN; Kathleen Herzog of Champlin, MN; Tim (Susan) Feehan of Denver, CO; Karen (Rick) Battye of Auburn, AL; Amy (Pat) Michenfelder of St. Michael, MN; and Tom Feehan of Reno, NV; 18 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; eleven nieces and nephews; brother William (Barbara) Feehan of Marco Island, FL; and sister Ellen Maddison of Albia, IA.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Florence Feehan of Albia, IA, brother Jerry Feehan, and granddaughter Rachel Feehan.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 – 3:30 pm on Thursday, August 18, 2022, at First Lutheran Church at 1212 Minneapolis Ave., Gladstone, MI 49837, followed by a military service at 3:30 pm, and a church service at 4:00 pm to honor his life, officiated by Pastor Elisabeth Daniels. A dinner will follow in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dick’s name may be directed to the First Lutheran Church. The Feehan family is being assisted by the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone.

8 Tributes for “Richard (Dick) Feehan

    He will truly be missed. We only got to be around him a few times, but he was always fun to be with. We know his family loved him dearly. With serve our deepest sympathy.

    We’ve known Dick for over half a century. Always kind, generous and welcoming. Will always remember his quick wit and laughter. He loved reminiscing about the good old days in Platteville and the bond the class of 73 had. We lost a good man but the Lord has gained another angel. Our sincerest condolences to the extended Feehan family. You are in our prayers

    Well Dick (and family), from the description of your life, the apple does not fall far from the tree. I work with you daughter Kathy and I have heard many stories about you and your lovely wife, Marian, and your family. She loves you all dearly and has spoken so fondly and lovingly of her Dad. As was typical of so many of your generation, you lived a full life, served your country, and led busy personal and professional lives. You accomplished much in both arenas. I want to know the baseball stars with whom you played! I know you will be missed. God bless you. We will take care of Kathy.

    Mark DuVal

    Such a kind man! He was dedicated to the people he served. One of many memories I have was of a time our son was going to camp and we realized late that he wouldn’t have enough meds. We called Dick and he made a trip to the store on a Sunday to fill them. I will never forget his kindness, jokes. We missed him terribly when he retired. RIP Dick, you certainly earned your wings..

    Dear Marian and family: You probably won’t remember me, but I “moon lighted” as a pharmacist for Dick when he owned the East Dubuque Pharmacy. I had an Iowa and an Illinois license to practice pharmacy. I had a growing family and could use the extra money so when Dick asked me if I would help out at the store I of course said yes. I first met Dick when he was a salesman for E.R.Squibb and Co. At that time (60;s) I worked as a staff pharmacist for Holschers’ Apothecary on 11th and main st. Dubuque,Ia.

    I always admired Dick for his passion for his profession, and his concern for his fellow man. I will miss him!

    My sympathy and prayers to the Feehan Family.

    Dick Reiter
    300 Sycamore Ave.
    Marshfield, Wi 54449

    So very sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. I enjoyed him so much. Ken and I had some great times with Dick and Marion. Such wonderful friends to my parents.

    Patti (Stade) Groff and Ken Groff

    Sending sympathies to Marian and all the children. It was great to have the Feehans next door as we grew up. Dick had a great sense of humor, and he and Marian were so kind. My dad always admired his “little black book”—a list of the neighbor’s tools that he would not need to purchase for himself.
    Keeping you all in prayers.

    I worked for Dick for over 15 years and he was the nicest pharmacist you could ever meet ! We exchanged jokes and not sure who laughed harder. He was so proud of his family. Thinking of the entire family at this time

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