Richard L. Truex, Sr., 91 of Valparaiso, passed away Wednesday, June 15, 2022. He was born September 29 1930 in Ft. Wayne. IN to William and Amelia (Pucceiarelli) Truex. Richard was a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps and retired as an ironworker, originally working through the Local 22 in Terre Haute. He was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church, Valparaiso, Knights of Columbus, and volunteered at St. Agnes Day Services Center.
On June 14, 1958, Richard married Rita Mysliwy, who survives along with their children, Richard (Mary) Truex Jr., Ann Marie Kousari, Michael Truex, David (Michele) Truex, and Ronald Truex; grandchildren, Tiffany (Mike) Powell, Adrian and Isaac (Natalya) Kousari, and Andrew, Matthew, Aren, and Avry Truex and great grandchildren, Kenny (Brennah) and Cassie Powell. He was preceded in death by his parents; 2 sisters, Mary and Bettie; and 2 brothers, William and Vincent
Memorial Visitation will be held on Friday, July 8, 2022 from 9:00-10:00 AM at St. Paul Catholic Church 1855 Harrison Blvd Valparaiso, with a Funeral Mass beginning at 10:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
I knew Richard as a friend and a brother in the faith at St. Pauls. I enjoyed his narratives of his days as an ironworker, his love of wife and children, and his love of his faith. A powerful example of kindness, strength and tenacity in the struggle that is life has passed on to his reward. He will be missed. -david brandewie