WAUKESHA

Richard ‘Dick’ Hagemann

Feb. 9, 1938 - Dec. 17, 2011

Surrounded by loved ones, Richard (Dick) Hagemann peacefully lost his short but courageous battle with melanoma Dec. 17, 2011.

Born to Fred and Rosa Hagemann on Feb. 9, 1938, Dick grew up in Verona. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Patricia; daughter Sharon (Daniel) Guendert; grandchildren Dylan and Molly; sister, Ruth Miller, and other family and friends.

A dedicated and proud uncle, Dick loved spending time with his two nephews, Paul and Tom Miller. From time on Nagawicka Lake to trips to the farm to cheering on a Packers Super Bowl win, he cherished them and their families. Paul (Donna), his children Brian (Tim), Bradley (Tara) and Michael (Jenn), as well as Tom and his son, Cole, will miss him greatly.

Dearest of friends Joan (Don) Kulinski, Jessica Wolfe and daughter Macey; Jennifer (Steve) Toepfer and daughter Peyton; and Esther Pruski were considered the most loving family to Dick, and was thought of not only as a friend, but to Jess and Jenn, a second dad. Filled with gentleness, kindness, courage, strength, humor and one of the biggest hearts of anyone they’ve known, words simply cannot express how much he will be missed by them.

Also close to Dick’s heart were the friendships he gained at Waukesha Memorial Hospital’s Excel heart rehabilitation program. From staff to patients, the closeness and camaraderie shared meant so very much to him. Retired from M&I Bank and M&I Support Services, Dick was also very prominent throughout the community for his dedicated charity and volunteer work. Passionate about the Lake Country Fire Department, Dick was a 35 year-member and retired fire chief, and will continue to be respected by the department, forever known as "Chief." Dick was also very loyal to the Greater Kiwanis of Hartland, Friends of Nashotah and was a dedicated volunteer to HAWS of Waukesha County.

In honoring Dick’s wishes, there will be no services held. Memorials to AngelsGrace Hospice of Oconomowoc, the American Cancer Society, HAWS of Waukesha County or Lake Country Fire and Rescue would be appreciated.

To celebrate Dick, a person who touched the lives of so very many, simply perform an act of kindness in your daily life - he did.

Evert-Luko Funeral Home, 170 Warren Ave., Hartland, is serving the family. For more information, call 367-2156 or visit the Web at www.evertlukofuneralhome.com.