Richard J. Lochen Sr., 61

Richard J. Lochen Sr., 61, of West Bend, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010, at his home with his family at his side.

He was born on June 30, 1949, in West Bend, the son of the late James and Dolores (nee Soares) Lochen, and on Nov. 21, 1970, he was united in marriage to Tina Klein at Holy Hill Catholic Church in Hubertus.

Richard was a 1968 graduate of West Bend High School. He was employed by the West Bend Co. in West Bend for 30 years and was a member of the 25 Year Club. Richard served as a volunteer firefighter and EMT with the Campbellsport Fire Department for over eight years and was a member of St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in West Bend.

Those Richard leaves behind to cherish his memory include his loving wife of 40 years, Tina; four children, Mary (Dean) Braun of Kiel, Richard (Valerie) Lochen Jr. of Berlin, Victoria Lochen of Richmond, Va., and Peter (Mandi) Lochen of Campbellsport; eight grandchildren, Morgan, Samantha, Luisa and Eryn Braun, Kenny Dodd Jr., Jeremiah and Tiffany Kramer and Addisyn Lochen; a great-granddaughter, Lilly Bartow; two sisters, Maureen (Dan) Kramer of Weyauwega and Pam (Robert) Schuemacher of West Bend; a brother-inlaw, David (Mary) Klein of Campbellsport; three sisters in-law, Alice Lochen of West Bend, Marie Klein of Albuquerque, N.M., and Eleanor Klein of Beaver Dam; the Katherine Landrath family; other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded by a daughter, Lori May; a brother, James Lochen; his parents-in-law, Lee and May Klein; and two brothers-inlaw, John Klein and Raymond Klein

Funeral services for Richard will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 12, at the Miller Funeral Home in Kewaskum. Dan Schroeder will officiate and cremation will follow the service.

Relatives and friends may call on Friday at the funeral home from 4 p.m. until the time of services.

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