Richard Dimitris Priebus, 79 passed away peacefully at his home to join our Lord in Heaven, on October 22nd, 2020. He was the son of Reinhold and Evelyn Priebus (Ahlefeldt). On January 29th, 1967 Richard married the love of his life Roula (Dimitra) Pitsiladis in Khartoum, Sudan and were married for 54 years.
Survivors include his wife, their two children Marie (Patrick) Adamson of San Diego, CA and Reince (Sally) Priebus of Alexandria, VA. He was blessed with four grandchildren, Emma, Olivia, Jack & Gracie. Surviving is his sister Bev (Richard) Hanks, nephews, nieces, and many friends. Richard was proud to have served his country in the U.S. Army in the 101st Airborne, where he was honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant.
He had his own alarm business, worked as an electronic instructor at Great Lakes Naval Base and later in Racine Unified Schools where he retired.
As an adult he earned his BA degree, graduating cum laude, in English and Robotics. His many hobbies included building and flying his airplane, woodworking, fishing, hunting, and golfing. He loved listening to music, the Green Bay Packers, NRA, and the Republican Party. He was strong in his Christian faith, and always encouraged others. Most of all he was a proud dad, grandfather, great to his wife for her loving care especially at the end of his life.
The funeral celebrating Richard’s life was held on April 22nd, 2021 at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery with full military honors.
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