Richard ‘Rich’ L. Fintel

Sept. 7, 1935 - March 8, 2007

Richard "Rich" L. Fintel of Genesee Depot died Wednesday, March 8, 2007, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital at age 71. Rich was born in Waukesha County on Sept. 7, 1935, the son of Manford and Marjorie Fintel. He was united in marriage to Kay on Nov. 29, 1958.

Richard spent his working years as a construction laborer, and was a member of the International Laborers Union of North America. For more than 25 years he was employed by Link Associates of Waukesha. Rich enjoyed working on cars and seemed to know every car ever made. He also did construction projects, remodeling his own house and helping out friends and family. Rich loved playing with his dog and companion, Casey.

Richard will be sadly missed by his children, Terry (Jenny) Fintel of Waukesha and Kelly (Charlie) Hapka of Waukesha; his grandchildren, CJ (Lori), Christopher (Sasha), Collin, Brittany and Hunter; his brother, Edward (Sandy) Fintel; his niece, Blissful; his nephews, Brent (Carrie) and Eric (Kim); best friend, Kenny Kohls; his dog, Casey; and many other relatives and friends.

Richard was preceded in death by his wife, Kay; his sister, Florence; both parents; and his nephew, Scott.

Visitation will be held from 3:30 p.m. until the 6 p.m. memorial service Monday, March 12, at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. The service will be officiated by Al Nichols of Lisbon Presbyterian Church in Sussex. Burial will take place at a later date.

Memorials in Rich’s name may be directed to the family or the charity of the donor’s choice.

For more information, call Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home and Cremation Services at 542-6609 or visit for online obituaries, directions or condolences.