Richard E. "Dick" Stenstrup

Richard E. "Dick" Stenstrup, of West Bend, entered into eternal peace on Wednesday, July 18, 2007, surrounded by his loving family, after 73 years of life.

Dick was born on Nov. 24, 1933, the son of James and Constance (nee Carlson) Stenstrup in Coleman, where he was also raised.

He graduated from Coleman High School in 1951, and thereafter left to honorably serve his country with the United States Navy.

Upon his return, he married the love of his life, Joan D. Meyer, on May 4, 1957. After marriage, the couple began a loving family of their own.

For approximately 30 years, Dick was a dedicated employee of Tews Lime and Cement as a truck driver, where he built and held many friendships throughout those years.

He was a member of the American Legion and Teamsters Local 200.

Among his favorite pastimes, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, watching sports, playing cards, and most of all, spending time with his family.

He will be kept forever in the hearts of his loving wife and best friend, Joan; his children, Scott (Terry) Stenstrup of Menomonee Falls and KayC (Mark) Koehler of West Bend; his loving grandchildren, Rebecca and Samantha Smith, and Karlee and Blake Koehler; and his siblings, Gordon (Radonna) Stenstrup, Harvey (Marlene) Stenstrup and Lucille Hord.

He will also be missed by many nieces, nephews, other special relatives and many dear friends.

Dick was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Earland (Florence) Stenstrup and Kenneth (Jean Rae) Stenstrup; and his brother-in-law, Robert Hord.

A gathering of family and friends will be held on Friday, July 20, from 5 until 8 p.m. at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel, 1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend.

A continued visitation will be held at the funeral home on Saturday from 10 until 11 a.m., with a funeral service in honor of Dick at 11 a.m.

Cremation was held at Paradise Cremation Services of West Bend.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the American Lung Association, 13100 W. Lisbon Road, Suite 700, Brookfield, WI 53005.

The Stenstrup Family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the staff of Horizon Hospice (Tina) for their compassionate care and nursing professionalism offered to Dick and his family.