Richard ‘Rich’ W. Jonas
April 4, 1956 — Nov. 2, 2016
Richard “Rich” W. Jonas of Pewaukee passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 2, 2016, at Angels-Grace Hospice at the age of 60. He was born in Waukesha on April 4, 1956, the son of William and Lorraine (nee Stigler) Jonas.
On July 26, 1980, he married Anne Dennis and together they were members of St. John Neumann Catholic Church. Rich was the owner of Stephan Forklift Repair for many years. He loved working on cars and going to car shows and was proud of his 1966 Ford Fairlane and his 1970 Chevrolet Nova. Rich was always there to lend a helping hand to his friends and cherished the time he spent with his family.
He will be deeply missed by his beloved wife of 36 years, Anne of Pewaukee; their daughters, Rebecca (Brian) Ratzlaff of Germantown and Emily Jonas of Waukesha; and his mother Lorraine Jonas of Pewaukee. He is further survived by his sister, Linda (David) Schulz of Sheboygan, along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, William.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 9, from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at the Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Visitation will continue Thursday, November 10, at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 2400 W. Highway 59, Waukesha, from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the 10:00 a.m. funeral Mass. Father Curt Frederick will preside. Graveside services will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery.
Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, Crematory and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 262-5474035 or visit our website at www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.