Richard “Dick” McQueen
WHS Alumni 1950
January 9, 2015
Richard “Dick” McQueen, 82, passed away at St. Mary’s Medical Center Friday, Jan. 9, 2015 after being diagnosed with pneumonia.
Dick was a fifty year member of First Christian Church in Boonville. A graduate of Winslow High School Class l950 and Indiana University Class l954. Dick received a Bachelor of Arts Degree and Master of Science in Education from IU.
Dick was a member of the Winslow Eskimos basketball team that won the l950 regional. He was a member of Boonville Country Club where he was match play champion in 2000 and a member of Quail Crossing Golf Club.
He was 50 year member of the Indiana University I Mens Association. A life member of Indiana University Alumni Association, At IU Dick played second base for the baseball team, where he was a standout 2nd base-man. He still holds the Big 10 baseball record for assists in one game registering 11 against Ohio State in l953.
Mr. McQueen was involved with Warrick County School Corp. for 37 years as assistant Superintendent and Superintendent. He was hearing examiner for WCSC for 19 years and member of the reading council. He was awarded outstanding educator by the Boonville JC’S.
Dick served as a First Lt. in the U.S. Army. While serving in the Army in Berlin, Dick was the Basketball coach for the Berlin Bears basketball team.
Dick was preceded in death by his first wife, Dean, parents, William and Georgia McQueen, sister, Beth Hurt.
Surviving are his wife of 18 years, Marlene, son, Kirk and wife Dee Ann of Madisonville, KY, two granddaughters, Andrea of Kansas City, MO, Emile of Orlando, Fl., one sister, Mary Hullet and husband Darwin, many nieces and nephews.
Memorial service 6pm Thursday, Jan.15 at Koehler Funeral Home-Boonville Chapel with military rites by the Warrick County Veterans Memorial Services. Dr. David Phillips will officiate the service. Friends may call Thursday 2-6pm at Koehler Funeral Home-Boonville Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate or
Condolences and any special remembrance may be made online at www.koehlerfuneralhome.com