Richard "Rich" G. Widmann
May 6, 1952 - June 9, 2021
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With profound sadness, we announce the passing of Richard (Rich) Widmann our loving father, husband, grandpa and friend on June 9, 2021.  Rich was born on May 6, 1952 in Milwaukee, WI to Kurt J. and Dorothy (Menke) Widmann. Rich married the love of his life, Suzanne Russell, on November 20, 1971.  He was really…

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Travis Powell left a message on June 18, 2021:
When I would come over to Jeff’s house as a high school kid, Rich always had so many great stories to tell. He was a great guy.
Jeffrey Widmann left a message on June 15, 2021:
My relationship with my brother Richard went through multiple phases. Being 6 years younger the early stage was a little turbulent a little like oil and water………I was a nuisance, got under his skin…you know how it is…. Richard was busy trying to play hooky, get into a little mischief now and then, school was not his passion. When my mom asked him to get a new pair of dress shoes, he came home with a new pair of suede “Beatle” boots……he could not understand what the commotion was. When it came time for college, mom dragged him out of bed (and me) as we journeyed to UW Oshkosh to register for Fall classes and the beat goes on…. Rich beat to his own drum he had one speed…his speed. My relationship began to change when Rich met Sue and they begun having a family. There were times when he needed some assistance and I had nothing better to do, so I would help. We would share stories and just talk about things and man Rich could talk about things……anything, any topic….I would joke that if I was going to call Rich, set aside a couple of hours……he always had time for you (no matter who “you” was)……friend, family, neighbor. Richard had a very calming personality, even keel, take one thing at a time. Rich was my original “Google…how do I fix…” if I had a question, I would call Rich and he would listen…fully understand the situation and offer an in depth solution or two or three… time we would talk he would always ask “if everything worked out.” All of us have great memories and stories…family gatherings…competitive volleyball games…intense basketball games in the backyard or football games across the street at the Union Hall…our trips up north for opening the cottage at beautiful Lake Gogebic…the many conversations over the years…we always, no matter the circumstances found a way to laugh…and he always gave the most sincere hand shake or hug…he was “rich” in LOVE….for his family, children & grandchildren…his priorities were in check and he had a deep devoted faith! I will signoff as we always did “give your children my love Jeffrey, love you brother!” …” Love you too, take care and say Hi to everyone!
Elizabeth Gilson left a message on June 14, 2021:
May you always cherish all the many wonderful memories and know that your loved one is with you always. Thinking of the family during this very difficult time and keeping you all in my prayers. Your neighbors-Ansel & Betty Gilson
Gary Vosters left a message on June 13, 2021:
Sorry to hear of Rich's passing. Met Rich back in '91 at Packerland. Always considered him good and fair man. My sympathy to the family.
Aaron Colby left a message on June 11, 2021:
My deepest condolences to your whole family. We will keep your family in our prayers. I’m very sorry for your loss.
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Tiffany Lathrop left a message on June 11, 2021:
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