Richard W. ‘Dick’ Gammon

Richard W. "Dick" Gammon was born to eternal life Monday, July 13, 2009, at age 61.

He was the loving brother of Daniel, David, Ronald, Darwin, Donna Kay, Janice Gammon, Dolly (Harvey) Twardowski, Mary Jopek and Judy Kenyon and the devoted foster father of Troy Oehlke, Scott (Tatyana) Smith, Victor (Lori) Baez, Mike Hueble, Rick (Judy) Salinas, George Salinas, Jon Kalis, Eric Meyer, Patrick Hueble, Chris (Jackie) Bersch, Dave Smith, Dave Reed and Mark Gomez.

Dick is further survived by his nieces and nephews, Jodi (Ben) Schroeder, Chuck (Nancy) Gammon, Mike Gammon, Dawn (Tom) Moore, Kathy (Dan) Key, Bob (Judy) Gammon, Ken (Gloria) Gammon, Tim (Sue) Gammon, Sue Gammon, Doreen Roylo, Mike Singh, Jim (Chris) Gammon, Geraldine Wiedenhoeft, Ron (Christine) Gammon, Debbie LaPalm, Dawn Kettinger, Dan Kettinger, Joe (Amber) Salinas, Christie Salinas, Nick Salinas, Danielle Salinas, Jim Twardowski, Vicki Zareczny, Jeff (Jennifer) Jopek, Becky (Mike) Lindemann, Rick (Leisa) Goodman, Bud (Angie) Goodman, Karen (Sid) Kilger, Connie Schrank and Daniel (Carrie) Goodman, and his grandchildren, Donovan, Kalie, Katera, Spencer, Elena, Anna, Jason, Krystal, Eric, Ryan, Jason, Kevin, Nicole, Britany, Faith and Jacob. He will also be dearly missed and is survived by cousins, many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond Cecil and Regina Ann Gammon; his brothers, Chuck and Robert; sisters-in-law, Jennifer, Donna, Theresa, Chris and Yvonne Gammon; nephews, Steve and Christopher Gammon; and a niece, Denise Kettinger.

Dick was a well-respected man who was quietly generous in so many ways - as a foster parent, a loyal employee of Briggs & Stratton and Strattec Inc., a soldier for our country, an outstanding cook and host, and a loving son, brother and uncle. People naturally turned to Dick for help, advice, an honest opinion or just a shoulder to lean on. He was known for his sharp wit and hilarious yet gentle way of poking fun at the people and world around him.

Dick faced his health challenges with tremendous dignity and strength, never complaining or giving up his wonderful sense of humor. We continued to enjoy getting together with him to eat, laugh and just share each other’s company. He took great pride in his yard and garden, always planning yet another project or improvement.

Dick was a caring, honest man who touched countless lives. He was generous even in death, willing his body to the Medical College of Wisconsin so that future doctors can better help others to heal.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the 1 p.m. funeral service Friday, July 17, at Wisconsin Memorial Park, Chapel of the Chimes, 13235 W. Capitol Drive, Brookfield.

Schramka Funeral Home, (414) 464-4040, is serving the family.

"The woods are lovely, dark and deep,

But I have promises to keep,

And miles to go before I sleep,

And miles to go before I sleep."