Richard L. “Dick” Schlueter, age 76, of Quincy, Michigan and formerly of Pettisville, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 in his home. Prior to his retirement he had owned and operated, along with his wife “Dee”, the former Dick and Dee’s Photography Studio in Pettisville for over 40 years.
Dick was born in Defiance, Ohio on April 20, 1937, the son of Martin and Helen (Dirr) Schlueter. On May 17, 1957 he married Dianne “Dee” Eicher, and she survives. A member of the Professional Photographers Association of America, he had earned “Master of Photography”. Dick was a Navy Veteran from 1955 – 1956. He was also a licensed Amateur Radio Operator and licensed Private Pilot. Dick was an avid sailor and had an uncanny sense of humor!
Surviving besides his wife, Dee, are three sons, Mark (Chris) Schlueter of Wauseon, Tim (Laurie) Schlueter of St. Louis, MO, Joe (Yvette) Schlueter of Coldwater, MI; one daughter, Becky (Gus) Steinmetz of Milford, OH; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Bob (Jean) Schlueter of Florida and Don (Jeanie) Schlueter of Wauseon. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, August 3, 2013 at St. James Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Robert Eickmann, officiating. Interment will follow in the St. James Cemetery, near Archbold. There will be no visitation. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be given to LCMS.org/schlueter. Grisier Funeral Home in Archbold has been entrusted with arrangements.