Richard ‘Digger’ Zielke

Richard “Digger” Zielke, 77, of Dousman, passed away peacefully Sunday, June 2, 2013, at Angels-Grace Hospice with his family by his side. Digger is survived by his loving wife, Donna; daughter, Carole (Gary) Stephan; and sons, Larry (Jenni) Zielke, Tom (Susan) Zielke, Jeff (Jennifer) Zielke and Chuck (Niki) Zielke. He was a grandfather to Angela, Jason, Natalie, Tanner, Josh and great-grandfather to Payton, Lily, Gia and Eli. He is also survived by his brothers, Charles and John; a sister, Norma; and many other relatives and friends.

Digger was preceded in death by his parents, John and Esther Zielke.

A celebration of Digger’s life will take place at Pagenkopf Funeral Home, 165 E. Summit Ave., Oconomowoc, on Friday, June 7, at 7 p.m. Visitation for family and friends will begin at 4 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Dousman Fire Department or AngelsGrace Hospice in Oconomowoc.

Special thank you to the staff at AngelsGrace Hospice for their care and support.

Pagenkopf Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 567-4457 or visit