Richard ‘Dick’ Tillmann, 83

Richard "Dick" Tillmann passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, April 2, 2012, at the age of 83.

Dick was born in Minneapolis on Jan. 18, 1929, to Otto J. and Marjorie (nee Madsen) Tillmann. He married Monica "Monnie" Frank on June 25, 1949, at St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church in Cedarburg.

Dick was a prominent, hardworking and generous business member of the Grafton and Cedarburg communities, owning and operating Ozaukee Excavating in Grafton for over 57 years.

Dick had a love for boating, skiing and traveling around the world.

Dick is survived by his children, Donna Tillmann of Silver City, N.M., Robert (Cindy) of Grafton and John (Lisa) of Grafton; grandchildren, Russell Tillmann of Milwaukee, Rachel Tillmann of Fox Point, Grant Tillmann of Grafton, Jessica (Jacob) Peters of Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Andrew and James Tillmann of Grafton; nephew, Frederick (Elizabeth) Tillmann; grandnephew, James; and grandniece Jocelyn Tillmann of Jackson, Minn. He is further survived by other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Monnie; brother, James, and sister, Phyllis Tillmann.

Funeral services will be held at Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory,

979 N. Green Bay Ave., Grafton, on Tuesday, April 10, at 11 a.m.

Interment will be at St. Joseph Cemetery in Grafton. Visitation will be held at the funeral home in Grafton on Monday, April 9, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Memorials to Portal Industries are appreciated.

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Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory in Grafton is serving the family.