Richard 'Dick' Schouten


Aug. 30, 1952 - Aug. 10, 2012



Richard 'Dick' Schouten of Waukesha died Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, at the age of 59. Dick was born in Milwaukee on Aug. 30, 1952, son of Frank and Jane Schouten.


He received his undergraduate degree in history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dick continued his education and received his juris doctor degree from John Marshall Law School in Chicago. Dick practiced law in both Chicago and Waukesha. He was an incredible history buff who collected World War II, Korean War and early American history memorabilia. As a child, he was active in scouting, achieving the rank of Eagle. Dick enjoyed listening to a wide range of music, reading history books and spending time with his many friends and dogs.


Dick will be dearly missed by his parents, Frank and Jane (nee Becher) Schouten; brothers, Jeff (Susan) Schouten and Bill Schouten; niece, Kristin Schouten; and nephew, Mike Schouten. Dick is further survived by other relatives and many friends.


He was preceded in death by his four-legged friend, his Rottweiler rescue dog Bear.


The memorial visitation for Dick will be held from 4 p.m. until the 6 p.m. memorial service Wednesday, Aug. 15, at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha.


In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County, 701 Northview Road, Waukesha, WIĘ53188.


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, visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com.