Richard R. Heppner, 57


Richard R. Heppner, 57, passed away on Monday, Aug. 13, 2012.

He was born in Milwaukee on Dec. 2, 1954, to Raymond and Rosemary (nee Mullins) Heppner. He graduated from Hartford Union High School Class of ’73 and then joined the National Guard. He married Roxanne (nee Behr) on Nov. 24, 1973, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Slinger. He worked in maintenance at several companies, including the former Mirco Design Company.

He loved spending time in Rhinelander, fishing, watching science fiction movies and doing word search puzzles. He was an avid fan of NASCAR racing. Above all, he enjoyed being with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was a member of the National Guard and Dart Club.

Rick is survived by his loving wife, Roxanne; cherished children, Jeni (Mike) Stopar of Eden, Chris of Campbellsport, Jeanna (Nick) Camp of Slinger, and Megan (special friend, Kris) of Lomira; beloved grandchildren, Ally, Leanna and Brooklynn Stopar, Easton and Lily Heppner, and Kaleb and Hayden Camp; sister, Cindy Weinke of Waupun; brother, John Heppner of Muncie, Ind.; brothers-in-law, Alan and Ronnie Behr of Slinger; nieces, Sarah (Aaron) Weinberger of Waupun and Ashley Weinke of Green Bay; and nephew, Eric (Katie) Weinke of Knobnoster, Mo. He is further survived by his beloved companion, Dixie, other relatives and many friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents; infant brother, Robert; parents-in-law, Elmer and Betty Behr; and Aunt Sharon Cheeseman.

Private services will be held on Aug. 31, 2012, in Rhinelander.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Kramer Cancer Society for their compassionate care.
The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family; (262) 338-2050 or www.phillipfuneralhome.com.