Richard A.‘Rich’ Delikat

Jan. 27, 1931 – Feb. 1, 2011

Richard A. ‘Rich" Delikat of St. Francis died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, at Seasons Hospice in Waukesha at the age of 80. He was born in Milwaukee on Jan. 27, 1931, to Orrin and Helga (nee Caspar) Delikat-Witt.

Richard was baptized at St. Martini Lutheran Church in Milwaukee, confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Cudahy and was most recently a member at St. Lucas Lutheran Church in Bayview. He served in the U.S. Army in Eritea, Africa, as a teletype transmitter from 1950 to 1953. Rich attended the Milwaukee School of Engineering, worked at Badger Paint Store and The Hobby Shop in Cudahy, and later owned and operated Clear View Thermopane until his retirement. He enjoyed ballroom dancing, model train building and horticulture. He volunteered for the lunch program at Wilson Park Senior Center.

Rich is survived by his children, Judy (John) Panning, John (Kathy) Delikat and David (Jody) Delikat; grandchildren, Lydia, Myra and Reyna Delikat; his sister, Jean (Donald) Villwock; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers Kenneth and Carl Delikat.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the 11:30 a.m. funeral service Monday, Feb. 7, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 3775 E. Cudahy Ave., Cudahy. The Rev. Daniel Marshall will preside. Interment will follow at Forest Hill Memorial Park in Oak Creek.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to to leave the family an online tribute.