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Richard C. Naslund

February 7, 1925 — August 13, 2022

Richard C. Naslund, age 97, of Oshkosh, passed away on August 13, 2022. Dick was born to the late Nels and Florence (Montgomery) Naslund on February 7, 1925, in Oshkosh. After graduating from Oshkosh High School in 1942, Dick attended Villanova University while enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He then graduated from UW-Oshkosh. He enlisted in the United States Navy in the spring of 1943 and was a Navy veteran where he was trained to be a Corpsman. After obtaining his degree, Dick taught biology and chemistry as well as coach football, hockey, and track. He met the love of his life, Virginia Steier and married in 1949. Dick started Choice Realty in 1965, helping many families in the Oshkosh area find their homes and businesses. He continued to work in real estate until his passing.

 Dick enjoyed playing and coaching sports throughout his life. He enjoyed organizing sports teams and ski trips to Colorado. He loved introducing and encouraging people to try new sports including skiing, swimming, tennis, and pickleball. In 2017 in Houston, Texas, he was honored and awarded as the National Senior Olympic Male Athlete of the Year. Dick remained active throughout his life continuing to play basketball, pickleball, softball, and track and field into his nineties. 

Dick spent many hours researching his ancestry and has maintained close contact with many relatives in Sweden and Canada. He travelled several times to Sweden and hosted many Swedish relatives visiting the US.

 Dick and Virginia were both members in their church, Zion Lutheran.

 Dick is survived by his wife of 72 years, Virginia; his children, Jana Braun, Eric Naslund, and Nels (Carol) Naslund; four grandchildren Kevin, Anessa, Britta, and Karlin; and three great-grandchildren, Kyra, Kaylen, and Oskar and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives. In addition to his parents, Dick was preceded in death by son, Gunnar; brothers, Robert; and Arvid Naslund; and daughter-in-law, Pamela Naslund. 

A memorial service for Dick will be held at Zion Lutheran Church, on Tuesday, August 23, at noon. A visitation will be held from 10 AM until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Oshkosh West – Gunnar Naslund Cross Country Award/Scholarship Fund.

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