Richard J. Britten, 82


Richard J. Britten passed away Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, at age 82.

The youngest of nine, Dick was raised in Wausau. Via the GI Bill, he earned a civil engineering degree from Michigan Tech after serving as a U.S. Marine in the Korean Conflict. As a professional engineer, he traveled around the world designing and building manufacturing plants for American Motors, Volvo, Chrysler-Jeep and American Axle.

He enjoyed watching the Red Wings and Green Bay Packers; fishing for walleye on Lake Erie; sharing his dry humor with family and friends; and especially loved to tease his grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Joan (Nee Przymus); son, Scott (Eileen); daughters, Bobbi, Carrie (Mike) Litle and Karla (Tony) Belliveau; and grandchildren, Anthony and Jordan Belliveau, Matthew Britten, and Rick and Britten Litle. The Britten family would like to express our gratitude to Dr. David Fagan and the medical staff at Columbia St. Mary’s Ozaukee Hospital for their professionalism and compassion. Private interment was at Wisconsin Memorial Park Cemetery-Brookfield.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Wounded Warrior Project – P.O. Box 758517, Topeka KS, 66675, would be appreciated.

Schramka-Densow Funeral Home in Thiensville is assisting the family.