Celebration of Life
Obituary of Richard Harold Schmunk
Richard Harold Schmunk, aged 83, passed away after a battle with cancer on April 12, 2022 at his home. Born on September 28, 1938, in Crookston, MN, Ric was the son of Harold and Alyce Schmunk. After graduating from Central High School in 1956, Ric joined the Air Force where he was stationed in California and Japan. After the Air Force, Ric first worked in the Inhalation Therapy and X-Ray Departments at Presbyterian Hospital and then worked for The US Department of Energy at Rocky Flats for 28 years, holding multiple jobs and culminating in an engineering position. A few of his hobbies included golfing, fishing, collecting antiques and memorabilia, having coffee with friends, metal detecting, and remote control boats and airplanes. Ric was very outgoing, had the ability to make anyone smile, and always had a story or joke to tell.
Ric is survived by his children, Tracy (Tim) and Jeff (Monique) from his marriage to Phyliss; He also has a younger sister, Karen; and six grandchildren: Taylor, Chloe, Riley, Taressa, Lila, and Zoe.
Services will be held Monday, May 9, 2022. Family and friends are invited to celebrate Ric’s life beginning with a memorial service held at St. Paul’s Community Church, 8001 West 23rd Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80214 at 11:00 a.m.; interment at Fort Logan National Cemetery, 4400 West Kenyon Avenue, Denver, CO 80236 at 1:00 p.m.; a reception and lunch buffet at the Holiday Inn Denver-Lakewood, 7390 West Hampden Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80227 in the Carriage Room starting at 1:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Bill Daniels Veteran Services Center located at 1247 Santa Fe, Denver, CO 80204.