Richard D. "Dick" Wahl,

Oct 18, 1931 - Sep 15, 2013

Richard D. "Dick" Wahl, 81, residing in Sandusky, passed away Sunday morning, Sept. 15, 2013, in Stein Hospice Care Center after a lengthy illness.

Richard was born Oct. 18, 1931, in Sandusky, to Earnest and Gladys (Smith) Wahl.

Richard retired from Esmond Diary after 33 years of service, and continued to work at Famous Supply and St. Mary Central Catholic Elementary School. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. In his spare time, Richard enjoyed hunting, caring for his dogs, working on cars, and watching the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Richard is survived by his two sons, Rick (Arlene) of Sandusky, and Doug Wahl of Marblehead; six grandchildren, Chad, Josh, Jacob, Kari, Ashley, and Anthony; eight great-grandchildren, Wednesday, Amanda, Alex, Curtis, Megan, Owen, Collin, and Madyson; one brother, Robert (Christine) Wahl of Sandusky; daughter-in-law, Sue Wahl of Lorain; and many nieces, nephews, and other family members.

In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by his loving wife of 64 years, Nancy J. (Uhl) Wahl, who passed away earlier this year; son, James Wahl; and three sisters, Thelma Slocum, Rita Wahl, and Inze Andrews.

Friends may call 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, at Groff Funeral Homes and Crematory, 1607 E. Perkins Ave., Sandusky. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 429 Central Ave., Sandusky, with Fr. Joe Steinbauer presiding. Private family burial will take place at Meadow Green Memorial Park, Huron.

Those wishing to contribute to Richard's memory may do so to the American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Boulevard, Suite 1010, Rockville, MD 20852-3914, or Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870.

Condolences may be shared at grofffuneralhomes.com.