Richard ‘Dick’ M. Dankert

May 15, 1924 – Aug. 16, 2010

Richard "Dick" M. Dankert of Waukesha died on Monday, Aug. 16, 2010, at Waukesha Springs, at the age of 86. Dick was born May 15, 1924, a son of Paul and Margaret Dankert. He married the love of his life, Evelyn Christensen, on March 6, 1946. Dick graduated with a business degree in 1946 from Dana College in Blair, Neb. He was a member of Ascension Lutheran Church, Waukesha. Dick enjoyed sports, especially football, playing cards, bowling and shooting darts. His "ballroom" displayed his large signature golf ball collection. His greatest joy was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dick will always be remembered for his witty sense of humor.

Dick will be dearly missed by his wife, Evelyn; children, Paul (Diane) Dankert, David (Cynthia) Dankert, Stephen (Patty) Dankert and Karen (Ervin) Grohall; grandchildren, Christopher (Amy Sue), Ryan (Stephanie), Amy (Kyle), Rebekah, Shaun (Becky), Jennifer (Nicholas); and great-grandchildren, Drew, Ariana, Karis Owen, and Kai. Dick is further survived by a niece, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and twin brother Robert.

The funeral service for Dick will be held at 12 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20, at Ascension Lutheran Church, 1415 Dopp St., Waukesha. The Rev. Frank Janzow will be officiating. A visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 19, at the Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. A second visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the 12 p.m. service at the church Friday. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family are appreciated.

The Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For further information, please call 542-6609, or for directions, an online obituary or to leave a condolence, please visit www.waukeshasfuneralhome.com.