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Richard "Dick" M. Schaefer

December 9, 1928 January 7, 2019
Richard "Dick" M. Schaefer
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Obituary for Richard "Dick" M. Schaefer

Richard “Dick” M. Schaefer, age 90, of Rhinelander, WI, passed away on Monday, January 7, 2019, at his home under the care of his family and Ascension at Home Hospice. Dick was born in Delafield, WI, on December 9, 1928, to the late Henry and Evelyn (Braatz) Schaefer. He was married to Patricia Diedrich on April 17, 1948; she passed away.

Dick attended school and worked on a local farm. He then began employment at Butler Manufacturing. Dick went on to complete his plumbing apprenticeship and later became a master plumber, retiring in 1990. He moved to the Rhinelander area in 2005 where he enjoyed to hunt and fish. Dick was very active with a passion for volunteer work whether it was at his church, the food pantry, or giving his time and talents with Habitat for Humanity. He enjoyed bowling and was a sponsor for his daughter’s women’s softball league. Dick was a member of the Masonic Lodge and attended the Grace Four Square Church in Rhinelander.

Survivors include:

1 Son, Richard Schaefer, of Watertown, WI;

3 Daughters, Connie Hudgins, of Rhinelander, Bonnie Ike, of Rhinelander, and Donna (Robert) Roscioli, of Waukesha, WI.

Dick is further survived by 6 Grandchildren, Kyle, Ryan, Killian, Jacob, Jesse, and Jennifer; 15 Great-Grandchildren; and 2 Great-Great Grandchildren with one on the way.

He was preceded in death by his Parents, Henry and Evelyn; his Wife, Patricia; 2 Brothers, Kenneth and Donald; and 1 Sister, Lorraine.

A Celebration of Life for Richard Schaefer will be held on Monday, January 21, 2019, at Church and Chapel Funeral Home in Waukesha, WI. Visitation will be held from 3:00 PM until the time of Celebration at 5:00 PM. A Celebration of Life will also be held on Saturday, January 26, 2019, at the Grace Foursquare Church in Rhinelander, WI. Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM until the time of Celebration at 11:00 AM.


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Visitation

Monday

21

Jan

3:00 PM 1/21/2019 3:00:00 PM - 5:00 PM 1/21/2019 5:00:00 PM
Church and Chapel Funeral Home

380 Bluemound Rd
Corner of Highway J & JJ
Waukesha, WI 53188

Church and Chapel Funeral Home
380 Bluemound Rd Waukesha 53188 WI
United States

Celebration of Life

Monday

21

Jan

5:00 PM 1/21/2019 5:00:00 PM
Church and Chapel Funeral Home

380 Bluemound Rd
Corner of Highway J & JJ
Waukesha, WI 53188

Church and Chapel Funeral Home
380 Bluemound Rd Waukesha 53188 WI
United States

Visitation

Saturday

26

Jan

10:00 AM 1/26/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 1/26/2019 11:00:00 AM
Grace Foursquare Church

4360 Highway 17
Rhinelander , WI 54501

Grace Foursquare Church
4360 Highway 17 Rhinelander 54501 WI
United States

Celebration of Life

Saturday

26

Jan

11:00 AM 1/26/2019 11:00:00 AM
Grace Foursquare Church

4360 Highway 17
Rhinelander , WI 54501

Grace Foursquare Church
4360 Highway 17 Rhinelander 54501 WI
United States
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