Hafemeister Funeral Home And Cremation Service
Richard A. “Dick” Stange
Service: February 2, 2013
Richard A. “Dick” Stange
Richard A. “Dick” Stange, age 89, passed away on Saturday, January 26, 2013, at Marquardt Memorial Manor following a brief illness.
Dick was born on March 7, 1923, in Watertown, WI, the only child of Bernard and Hedwig (Jaeger) Stange. He attended St. John's Lutheran School, graduated from Watertown High School and then enlisted in the U.S. Armed Forces. He was stationed at Camp Livingston, LA, where he played clarinet in the 105th Cavalry Band, and later in the 126th Field Artillery Band. After the service, he worked at King-Hintz Garage, and then at Kramp's Garage for 30 years. He retired from Hafemeister Funeral Home and Furniture Store after 15 years.
On June 6, 1954, he married Elizabeth Grace Norman, who preceded him in death January 11, 1994. He was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church.
He is survived by a sister-in-law, Marion Rusk, Watertown, and nieces and nephews, Howard (Joanne) Goetsch, Cotapaxi, CO; Bonnie (Mike) Noonan, Jefferson; Jean (Rev. David) Thierfelder, Algoma, WI; Norman (Terri) Schroeder, Carmel, CA; Kathryn Miller, Lake Mills; Rev. Ron (Sandy) Norman, North Aurora, IL; Nancy (Larry) Evans, Johnston, IA; Dorothy (Philip) Strom, Beresford, SD; and Gene W. Rusk, Watertown, and a number of cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Lucille, brothers and sisters-in-law, Stella (Ernie) Goetsch, Jessie (Harold Schroeder/Jim) Grissom, Roger (Erma) Norman, and Glenn Rusk; nephews, James G. Rusk, and Russell Miller.
Family and friends will meet at Hafemeister Funeral Home at 10am on Saturday, February 2, 2013, followed by a graveside service at 10:30am at the River Road Cemetery, Ixonia (Pipersville), with Rev. Karl Walther, St. Mark's Lutheran Church, officiating. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to St. Mark's Lutheran Church, or First Baptist Church, both in Watertown.
Hafemeister Funeral Home in Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be left at hafemeisterfh@charter.net.
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