Richard 'Dick' Aichele passed away peacefully on May 31, 2018 at the age of 88 after a battle with Alzheimers. He was born on January 19, 1930 in New York City to Jack and Marian (Hermann) Aichele. He had one brother, Robert, who preceded him in death. Richard served in the United States Army from 1947-1949 and attended Adelphi College. He met his wife of 57 years, Kay Jeannine (Norzinskay) Aichele while she was based in New York City as a stewardess for TWA. They later settled in Carmel,Indiana where they raised three children, Rick, Kristen and Lauren. They attended Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish. Richard had a 30 year career with E&J Gallo Winery before retiring. After retirement he worked part-time at Meijer in Carmel, as he loved being social and interacting with others. He also enjoyed spending time with family, playing tennis, running and reading books about World War II. He is survived by his loving wife, Kay Jeannine (Norzinskay) Aichele, son Richard Aichele and daughters Kristen (Rick) Elson and Lauren Aichele. A viewing will be held Friday, June 8th from 11a-1p at Legacy Cremation and Funeral Services, 5215 Shadeland Avenue, Indianapolis followed by burial at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Cemetery, 9001 Haverstick Road, Indianapolis.

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  1. Dick and I met because our wives, Jeannine and Nancy, were friends since they were 12 years old in Logansport. We did many things together through the years, but I’ll only mention a few.

    In 1966 when I was still in college Dick had complimentary tickets to the 50th running of the Indianapolis 500. Marge came down to watch the kids (a few weren’t born yet) and the four of us went to the race. Great seats, about 6 rows behind the pits. We saw some famous people including two astronauts, Gus Grissom and Ed White. The only autograph I have is from Edward H White, II, the first American to walk in space.

    Another was a spur-of-the-moment vacation trip to Nothern Wisconsin where my folks had a fishing resort. In Dicks words, we were after the “elusive Muskellunge”. We never caught a Muskie, but we did get a nice mess of panfish which we cleaned, cooked and ate. In the course of cleaning the fish, Dick asked why the garbage cans were so heavily chained to a tree. I said to keep the raccoons and the bears out. He scoffed, “there are no bears here”. After sunset, all five kids, Jeannine, Nancy and our dog got in my station wagon. I drove to the town dump, just a small pit really. As we pulled close a pair of eyes reflected in the headlights, then a momma black bear and her cub climbed out the other side of the pit. The dog growled and Dick had a few explitives about keeping the windows up and doors locked. Fun times!

    Jeannine, Ricky, Kris and Lauren you are family and we love you all. Please be at peace and know that we think of you often. My job now is taking care of Nancy and so far so good.

    Love always, Jim and Nan Andree

  2. Kris and Ricky,
    Very Sorry for your loss! Thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Love to all.

    Aunt Janie

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