Richard A. Hafemeister, 53

Richard A. Hafemeister of West Bend was born into the arms of his Lord and Savior on Oct. 19, 2008, after a heart attack at the age of 53.

He was born on Aug. 12, 1955, in Miami, Fla., to Richard W. and Marilyn P. (Suess) Hafemeister.

Rick was a simple man, not out to impress the world, but rather focused on lifeís most precious blessings - his family and faith. His drive and desire toward fullfilling the Lordís work made him truly admirable.

We will always recognize his passion for the great outdoors. He will be sincerely missed, but never forgotten and cherished in our hearts forever.

He was the beloved husband of 26 years of Patrice (Schulz); and loving father of Matthew and Corey. He is also survived by his mother, Marilyn; a brother; John; and a sister, Sue (Bill) Barczynski, all of Milwaukee; nieces, nephews, dearly loved friends and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his father, Richard.

Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Northbrook Church, 4014 Highway 167 West, Richfield, with the Rev. Bob Boerner officiating.

Burial will be Friday at 10 a.m. in Washington County Memorial Park.

The family will greet relatives and friends at the church only on Thursday from 5 until 6:45 p.m.

The family has requested memorials to Northbrook Church.

Rickís family would like to extend a special thank to their Northbrook Church family.

The Schmidt Funeral Home of west Bend is serving the family, 334-2301;