WAUKESHA

Richard H. Needles

Oct. 21, 1928 - Feb. 2, 2006

Richard H. Needles of Waukesha went home to the Lord on Feb. 2, 2006, at age 77.

He is the beloved husband of June (nee Kirsch); loving father of Nancie (Tom) Chmielewski, Carrie (Greg) Wagner, Julie (Ken) Orrell, Rick and Dan; proud grandfather of Joe (Maribeth), Becky, David and Rachel Chmielewski, Tracy, Dustin and Melanie Wagner and Benjamin, Elizabeth and Ethan Orrell; and much loved brother and brother-in-law of Donald (Marge) Needles, Tom (Jeanette) Needles, Marlene (Tom) Teeter, June (the late Bill) Kresse, Carol (Ron) Schulls, Candy (John) Constable, the late Margaret and Robert Ehmke, Dolores (the late Bob) Kirsch and Russ (Helen) Kirsch. He was preceded in death by his parents and other beloved relatives and friends.

Dick will be remembered for his love of his family, his genuine spirit of hospitality and good humor, and his passion for horses, which he loved to draw and paint. Dick was a former Grand Knight, Knights of Columbus Council #1825.

Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. until the 7 p.m. Mass of Christian burial Monday, Feb. 6, at St. Dominic Catholic Church, 18255 W. Capitol Drive, Brookfield.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Messmer High School and Pius XI High School.

Harder Funeral Home in Brookfield, 781-8350, is servicing the family