Richard Lowell Fugate

OSWEGO — Richard Lowell Fugate, 42, of Oswego passed away on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, at his home after a long struggle with his health.

He was born on July 26, 1976, to Robert and Connie (Calahan) Fugate. He attended Labette County High School in Altamont, graduating with the Class of 1996.

Richard enjoyed fishing in his younger years, while his health allowed, and also took a special interest in his nephews, who he treated like his own children.

Survivors include his parents, Robert and Connie Fugate; two brothers, John Fugate of Richmond, Ohio, and Charles Fugate (wife, Megan) of Parsons; a sister, Elizabeth Fugate of Montezuma, Indiana; as well as four nephews, Jackson Fugate, Lucas Fugate, Isaac Fugate and Channing Fugate.

A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Fairview Cemetery in rural Oswego.

Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Children’s Hospital in care of Derfelt Funeral Home of Oswego.

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