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Richard "Dick" Fabricius

April 5, 1938 — March 29, 2024



ALAMO- Richard “Dick” Fabricius passed away on March 29, 2024.  He was born April 5, 1938, in Newell, South Dakota, to Robert and Mary Fabricius.  After high school graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served four years.  He took advantage of the GI Bill and earned a Bachelors and a Masters degree at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion.  He taught German and Russian in Wayne, Nebraska; St. James, Minnesota; and Bloomington, Minnesota.  In 1975 he transitioned to the business world and went to work as an engineer/writer for FMC, a government contractor producing missile launching systems in Minneapolis.  He retired to a life of leisure in 1990.  

In 1970 in Bloomington he met Marcia Platt, another new hire at Kennedy High School.  They married on July 14, 1973, and celebrated their 50th anniversary last summer.  They had one child, Erika Lin.  He and Marcia and Erika enjoyed many years as Winnebago owners and traveled on their own as well as with fellow members of three Minnesota Winnebago clubs.  After Marcia retired in 2005 they began spending their winters as “winter Texans” at Winter Ranch in Alamo.  In 2022 they became “converted Texans.”  Dick’s Christian faith was important to him.  He was an avid reader, crossword puzzler, and game player.  Friendly and well-liked, he was always ready with a funny story, and you were never really sure if it was true or not.

Dick was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife Eleanor.  He is survived by wife Marcia, daughter Erika (Josh Michel) Fabricius, daughter Tanya (Nathan) Larson, son Lee Anderson, three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

The family is grateful for the prayers and concern of friends and neighbors and for the tender care he received at McAllen Medical Center hospital. 

Funeral arrangements are by Memorial Funeral Home in San Juan, Texas.  A Memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 6, at St. John Lutheran Church, 506 North Nebraska in San Juan.  Visitation will be at the church at 10:00 a.m.  A light lunch will follow the service.  In lieu of flowers donations to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation are requested.  

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