Friday, May 25, 2018

Dick Deschaine Dies


Richard “Dick” Deschaine, 87, a punter for the Green Bay Packers from 1955-57, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 20, 2018. Deschaine had a four-year NFL career, three with the Packers and one with the Cleveland Browns. He punted 181 times for the Packers, averaging 42.6 yards. In his four years in the NFL, he finished second in the league twice and sixth twice, but during a time when NFL rosters were limited to 33 players, it was hard for teams to keep specialty players. Deschaine also was a receiver, but did not catch a pass in the NFL. 

Gathering of family and friends will be held from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at St. Bernard Catholic Church 2040 Hillside Lane. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 3:00 P.M. with Rev. Mark VanderSteeg officiating, followed by a Life Celebration at his favorite supper club, Wally’s Spot. Complete Details will appear on Sunday, May 27, 2018.
Sources: Packers.com; Green Bay Press-Gazette

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