Richard ‘Dick’ Shepherd

March 16, 1943 — Nov. 7, 2015

Richard “Dick” Shepherd, age 72, of North Prairie, died on Saturday, November 7, 2015, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital. He was born to Lester and Annie Josephine (Smith) Shepherd on March 16, 1943, in Waukesha.

He married Joanne Loberg on October 4, 1969, in Brookfield. Richard enjoyed music, reading, gardening, collecting things (hats, golf balls, music CDs and movies), and his dog Buddy. He is described as a kind, gentle man, who lived for his family and friends.

Richard is survived by his children, Dan (Vicki) Shepherd of Hartland, Heidi (Shepherd) Jacobi of North Prairie, Rick (Kim) Mills of Orlando, Fla., and Roberta Jo (Robert) Moody of Sebring, Fla.; 10 grandchildren, Samantha, Brady, Taryn, Craig, Kyle, Garrett, Rebekah, Melissa, Jessica and Julia; eight great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Laurel Darby of Brookfield; his best friend, Ron (Jane) Pease; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and many good friends.

A Celebration of Life for Richard will be held on Saturday, December 5, at the North Prairie Village Hall, 130 N. Harrison St., North Prairie, from 3:00-7:00PM.

Thelen Funeral Services of Genesee/North Prairie is honored to be assisting the family.

For an online guest registry or for further information, please go to or call 262-392-4251.