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In Memory

Vince Rizzo

Vince Rizzo


Dr. Vincent Rizzo


Dr. Vincent Corradino Rizzo

Monday, March 22nd, 1943 - Friday, April 5th, 2019


Our strong and caring father, Dr. Vincent Corradino Rizzo, 76, of Kenosha carried his bride into their heavenly home on April 5, 2019, due to injuries from a tragic car accident.

He was born on March 22, 1943, and married the love of his life, Mary Fulmer on June 29, 1968.

Vince graduated from Kenosha High School and Marquette University School of Dentistry. He served in the 665th Dental Detachment in Korea with the U.S. Army Dental Corps from August 1969 to August 1970. He loved socializing with his patients and continued to work as a self-employed dentist until his untimely death.

Vince enjoyed spending time with his best friend, Matt Sylejmani and walking at the YMCA. He was often found working in his vegetable garden, cutting grass and shoveling snow at home and his office (despite his children’s efforts to get him to stop), and absolutely loved playing with his grandchildren. He was a longtime member of the American Dental Association and Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish, where he served on the Finance Committee and volunteered at the annual festival for many years. He loved fishing, traveling, and attending his grandson’s sporting events.

Vince was preceded in death by his parents, Corradino and Ida (Paura) Rizzo of Kenosha. He entered into Eternal Life with his wife of 50 years, Mary, and brother, Dr. Michael Rizzo.

He was so proud of his children: Catherine (Ronald Fliess) Koessl of Pleasant Prairie, Dr. Vincent M. (Louisa) Rizzo of Pleasant Prairie, John (Laura) Rizzo of Shorewood, WI, and Dr. Janet (Ryan) Duemke of Hartland, WI and grandchildren: Vinny Rizzo, Roman Duemke, Bianca Rizzo, and Ramsey Duemke. He was so excited to see the addition of two more grandchildren by the end of the year: Gianni Michael Rizzo and Mary Duemke. He is further survived by his brother, Gerald Rizzo, and all of Mary’s siblings and spouses.

Visitation will be held on Friday, April 12th, at Proko Funeral Home from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 13th, with a prayer service at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. and Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m. Entombment will follow in All Saints Mausoleum.

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04/12/19 11:55 AM #16    

Janice Sadowski

So sad to hear about Vince Rizzo.  He was a great student and very involved in the community.

04/12/19 02:00 PM #17    

Dianne Horvat (Neu)

My prayers go out to the whole Rizzo family.  There really are no words to say beyond indescribable and senseless tragedy.

04/12/19 07:37 PM #18    

Henry Hartnek

So sorry to hear about Vince. I remember first meeting him at Washington Jr. High. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

04/13/19 09:29 AM #19    

Constance Spicero

I am so sorry to hear of this tragic accident ... I didn't know Vince very well ... but his famiy must be struggling ...he looks like he was a great man 

04/13/19 12:11 PM #20    

Gary Hillesland

Sorry to hear of this tragic loss. Three people taken away in such senseless and selfish act of indifference. We, the community have lost what cannot be regained, precious life.  They lived well. May justice be served.

04/13/19 07:32 PM #21    

Cheryl Tinnell (Schmidt)

Such tragic and heartbreaking news. It's beyond comprehension what Vince's family is going through. My deepest condolences to the Rizzo family.

04/14/19 08:49 PM #22    

Corrine Lutter (Martin)

So sorrry to hear about Vince and his family members.  They are all in our thoughts and prayers,

04/15/19 12:43 PM #23    

David Schneider

Rita, thank you for your nice comments about Vince. It gave it a personal touch.

Since being on the Bradford website, I have never expressed a sympathy or condolence for any of our classmates, howvever for Vince I will.

My earlest time of knowing Vince started in high school.  Yes, Vince, was an unasuming individual, who didn't draw much attention to himself.  Vince was just Vince Rizzo.  In our senior year book Vince's nick name was "Rizz", with no activities listed.

I got to know Vince better, when I needed a new dentist.  What better way then to have a fellow high school classmate being your personai dentist.  Vince was my dentist for many many years.  Through the years I encouraged Vince to attend our class reunions.  He may have attended one, I just don't remember. 

Vince was his own man.  His main interest - his family.  He talked about his children and working to further their education.  He and his wife, Mary, accomplished that goal for all four children.  Reading the obituaries that the children wrote for their parents, showed great love and respect for them.  Vince in his obituary was described by his children, as a strong and caring father.  What a wonderful tribute for his children to say. 

Yes, it was a tragic car accident.  But, I believe Vince and Mary knew God and his son Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.  God sent his son,Jesus Christ, as a apropitiation for our sins. For those who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, will not know the sting of death. Vince and Mary now have eternal life with their Heavonly Father.       



04/15/19 01:01 PM #24    

Jerry Shaw

May God's grace, through our Lord Jesus Christ, be with the Rizzo and Fulmer families is this time of great lose and sorrow.  I pray the Spirit will walk with them and give them peace (in time).  I also pray that raw wounds now will heal and turn to a time of joyful memories.  God Bless, JGS

04/17/19 11:01 AM #25    

Diane Rose (Schaefer)

Heartfelt condolences to the Rizzo family for this tragedy....may many prayers help you get through this difficult time.

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