Dr. Richard H. Driessel, 94


Dr. Richard H. "Dick" Driessel, M.D., 94, of West Bend, passed away Friday, Sept. 10, 2010, at Cedar Bay West, West Bend.

He was born May 24, 1916, in Barton to the late Sylvester and Lauretta (nee Schmit) Driessel. Dick graduated from West Bend High School in the class of 1934. He went on to attend Marquette University School of Medicine, graduating in 1941. Dick was united in marriage to Margaret Otto on Sept. 19, 1939, in Dubuque, Iowa. He served his country honorably as a Major in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1942 to 1946 in Africa and later aviation medicine.

Richard was a member of Luxembourg Society of Wisconsin, Luxembourg American Cultural Society, Washington County Historical Society, Barton Historical Society, West Bend Art Museum, Lac Lawrann Conservancy, Adrian Neubauer VFW Post No. 8658, and a supporter of the Kettle Moraine Symphony.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret Driessel of West Bend; his son, Kenneth R. Driessel, PhD. of Nevada, Iowa; two grandchildren, Dr. Duncan (Dr. Jennifer) Stearns and Deburah Stearns, PhD.; two great-grandchildren, Aidan and Chloe Stearns; one sister, Harriet Driessel Andersen of Fort Atkinson; other relatives and friends.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Nancy Driessel Stearns; one brother, Sylvester J. Driessel Jr.; and a sister, Kathleen Driessel Holl.

In honor of Richardís wishes a private family memorial service will be held. Inurnment will be in Holy Angels Cemetery.

Memorials to the charity of your choice are appreciated by the family.

Myrhum-Patten Funeral & Cremation Service, is assisting the family. Online guest book and condolences may be found at www.myrhum-patten.com.