Richard L. Dobson, 84, of Burlington, passed away Sunday, July 18, 2021 at Waterford Senior Living with his loving family at his side.

Richard was born at Burlington Memorial Hospital on June 13, 1937, to Walter and Gertrude (nee Park) Dobson. His early life was spent in Honey Creek and graduated from the Racine County School of Agriculture. He served in the National Guard from 1954 until 1962. On April 6, 1968, at Cross Lutheran Church in Burlington, he was united in marriage to Judith (nee Johnson) Hefty. Following marriage, they continued to reside in Burlington for 53 years. Judith preceded him in death on June 7, 2020.

Richard worked as a foreman for Payne and Dolan for over 50 years. He was known as “Dobby” by his work family and was respected by all for his dedication to the job. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Lake Geneva.

Richard was a dedicated husband and father. He was a quiet man but when he spoke he either made you laugh or he taught you something. In his retirement he loved spending time at their home in Three Lakes. He also loved spending time in his workshop doing woodworking, fixing anything that needed fixing or finding a better way to do everything. He was most happy when he was busy.

Richard is survived by his daughter, Julie (Eric) Kreuscher; step-sons Todd (Debbie) Hefty and Thomas (Pam) Hefty; grandchildren, Aaron (Samantha) Kreuscher, Maegan Kreuscher, Jacob Kreuscher, Donald (Niki) Hefty, Emily (Joel) Daniels, Rachel (Jason) Richmond and Jesse (Katie) Hefty; great-grandchildren, Henley and Walter Hefty, Mara Daniels, Evan and Abbey Richmond, and Everleigh Hefty; along with sister-in-law Donna Mather, brothers-in-law Robert Mather and James Johnson, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Judith; parents, Walter and Gertrude Dobson and sisters-in-law, Marilyn Tucker and Betty Johnson.

The family would like to thank the care staff at Waterford Memory Care, especially Ginger, Julie, Michelle and Hailey for their care and compassion during this time.

Services will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Lake Geneva, on Saturday, July 31 at 3 p.m. The family invites you to a meal at the church following the service.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Honey Creek Baptist Church, Immanuel Lutheran Church or The Harmony Club.

Schuette-Daniels Funeral Home is serving the family. Well-wishers may visit www.danielsfamilyfuneral.com.