Richard N. ‘Rick’ Semrow

May 22, 1966 - May 15, 2009

Richard N. "Rick" Semrow of Mukwonago passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield with friends and family at his side Friday, May 15, 2009, at age 42.

Rick was born May 22, 1966, in Waukesha, the son of Robert and Nadeane Semrow of Mukwonago.

Rick worked with his father for many years as a carpenter. He also had an exceptional talent in working with cars, both auto body and mechanical. He loved spending time outdoors, especially snowmobiling and four-wheeling, but what he treasured most in this world were his children, Ryan and Briel.

Rick is lovingly remembered and will be deeply missed by his son, Pfc. Ryan Semrow, stationed in Fort Bragg, N.C., and his daughter, Briel Semrow of Muskego; his parents, Robert and Nadeane Semrow; sister, Heidi (Todd) Werginz; brother, Jeffrey (Sharon) Semrow; and fiancee, Tracy Johnson, and her son, Evan, all from Mukwonago. He is further survived by his grandmother, Clara Miller of Winneconne, and four nephews, five nieces, aunts, uncles, cousins and many dear friends.

A memorial funeral Mass will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, at St. James Catholic Church, 830 Highway NN East, Mukwonago. Friends may visit prior to the service from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.

The family would like to send a special thank you to the doctors and nurses of Waukesha Memorial Hospital and St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield for their exceptional care and the kindness they showed.

Schmidt & Bartelt-Van Valin Funeral and Cremation Services in Mukwonago is serving the family. For more information, call 363-7126 or visit online at