Richard J. Eberhardt

Funeral services were held for Richard J. Eberhardt of Cedarburg on Friday, Oct. 5, at St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Newburg.

Richard passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007 at the age of 68.

The Rev. Jon Baumann officiated the funeral service. Visitation was held on Friday prior to the service and interment took place Zur Ruhe Cemetery in Cedarburg.

Mueller Funeral Home in Cedarburg assisted the family with the arrangements.

Richard J. Eberhardt was born on Feb. 4, 1939 in West Bend, son of Melvin and Gertrude (nee Seidensticker) Eberhardt.

On March 22, 1974, Richard married Carol (nee Dowe) and together they raised their family in the town of Cedarburg.

Richard worked at Continental Equipment in Milwaukee for 47 years and retired in 2002.

After retiring, he continued his lifelong special interest of farming and raising pigs. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, playing cards and traveling as a family.

His greatest joy was his precious grandchildren.

Richard is survived by his wife Carol (nee Dowe) of Cedarburg; his children Jeff Anschuetz of Fredonia, Brenda (Ken) Parchim of Cedarburg, Kris (Ken) Kuhn of Fredonia and Kim (Sieg) Schnappup. He is further survived by seven grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Jean Bentz.

Thank you Richard, for all the wonderful memories. They will live in our hearts forever.

The family extends a very special thank you to Dr. Ebinger and the staff at Columbia St. Maryís Hospital in Mequon for their care and compassion.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Newburg are appreciated.

For online condolences, please visit www.muellerfuneralhome.com.