Richard James O’Loughlin

Richard James O’Loughlin, age 54, of Oak Creek, Wisconsin, passed away unexpectedly on January 17, 2019.  Rich was born July 12, 1964, in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin to Jim and Joan (Sage) O’Loughlin.  After graduating from Adams-Friendship High School, he enlisted in the United States Navy.  He married Bernie Rock and had one son, Brian.  Rich spent a lot of his career working for a Lumber Company as the yard manager.  In his free time, Rich enjoyed researching genealogy and history to share with family, playing bass guitar, and visiting museums.

Rich was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Joan (Sage) O’Loughlin, his grandparents, and other extended family members.  He is survived by his sister Molly (Doug) Wiese, son Brian O’Loughlin, friend, Diane Berndt, niece Brenna Bays, nephew Collin Bays, and many other extended family members.

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  1. Jodie Woodruff says:

    He was a great guy – many fond high school memories. So sorry for your loss.

  2. Monica and Al Arndt says:

    Our deepest sympathy.

  3. dyanne crowley says:

    Molly, Doug, Brianna and Collin,
    We were so sad to hear of the death of Richard know that we have him and you all in our Thoughts and Prayers. He is at Peace with our Savior and all his Heavenly Family. R.I.P. Godson.

  4. Dean and Donna Kirsenlohr says:

    Brennan, Colin and Molly: sorry for your loss. Prayers and hugs.

  5. Alexandra Braun says:

    My deepest condolences to Brian,Molly and Doug, Brenna and Collin. I hope Richard is finally at peace and he is with Joan and Jim now. Molly I pray you are at peace also.

  6. Dr gonzo says:

    Sorry to here of this he was a cool kid I had good Times in highshcool with him

  7. Jane Merz says:

    My deepest condolences Molly, Diane and the rest of the family! You all continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.


    Really devastated to hear this. Richard, Molly, Jim and Joan were a viable part of our lives when we were younger and in high school. At the O’loughlin’s, we were always invited to a warm meal almost every night. Richard was one of those guys that one just gravitated to, and you never knew why. We’d often listen to Molly play the piano or Richard his guitar, only to be interrupted by the parrot. I can still hear Joan telling that parrot to shush and Richard oblivious to it all. Great times. Going to miss Richard, as he was quite the character. We loved that whole family. Molly, our prayers are with you. May God hold you in His palms.

  9. Dawn KENNEDY says:

    Hoping he is finally at peace. Molly you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  10. Scott & Lisa says:

    Molly & family – so sorry to hear about your brother. Our deepest sympathies – hugs & prayers.

  11. Susie (Hinn) McManus says:

    Richard you will be missed! Will miss our talks about our Grandparents and our Irish heritage. I’m so glad we reconnected after many lost years. I hope you are at peace. Molly and family, many hugs and prayers. Love to you all.

  12. Lance Sawyer says:

    Deepest condolences to your family. I had the pleasure of attending high school with Rich and he was a kind man! May the Great Comforter provide for your soul’s needs during this difficult time. God Bless You

  13. Julie & Bob Goodhue says:

    With our sympathy to Molly & family; sorry for your loss.


    to all of richards family he will be dearly missed and remembered well.. my thoughts prayers and love go out to you all through this difficult time rest in peace richard you will be missed greatly

  15. Cyndi Craddock says:

    Molly and family, I’m so sorry to hear about Rich. He was a nice guy. Love and hugs to all of you

  16. Liana says:

    Love and Prayers to all of you! Thinking of you during this difficult time.

  17. Pam Parks says:

    Molly, I’m so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  18. Hans Christensen says:


    So sorry for your loss. May God comfort you and your family during this time. Our family will keep you and yours in our prayers.


  19. Penny says:

    Sorry for your loss

  20. Jim Franckowiak says:

    Molly and family, I am very sorry to hear of your loss. I have not seen Rich for many years, but hold many fond memories. My thoughts and prayers are with you

  21. Mary L Moore says:

    Molly and family please know you are in my prayers. So sorry to hear of the loss of your brother Richard.

  22. Valerie Mecklenurg says:

    Heart wrenching to see this..hugs & prayers to you Molly & family..

  23. Ray and Karen Groskinsky says:

    Molly our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  24. Kim Draeger Cleland says:

    Molly, I’m so sorry for your loss.