Daniel J. Richards, 66
April 30, 1949 -- May 7, 2015
Daniel J. “Beast” Richards, age 66, of New Holstein, died on Thursday, May 7, 2015, at his home. He was born April 30, 1949, in West Bend, son of Beverly (Kramer) Richards and the late Vernon James “Jim” Richards.
Beast had retired from Kohler Co. in 2010 after 25 years of service. He was a great guy who was very personable and always willing to be the first to talk; a trait that was handy during the time he operated the Tumbleweed Tap in Cascade. He was a friend of The Right A Ways motorcycle group and had been a founding member of The Chosen Few. His motorcycle was his life; his beautiful Harley Ultra Classic and he made numerous trips and countless miles together. When he wasn’t on his bike, he collected guns and knives, enjoyed going out shooting, and played pool throughout the area for Larry’s Good Time Inn and Alice’s Stress Management.
Survivors include his mother, Beverly; his children, Jamie Salyers, April (Steven) Hanke and Dusin Richards; four grandchildren, Tyler and Jayson Salyers, Alyssa Hanke and Andrew Richards; a sister, Linda (Jim) Goeser (Richards); and a niece and nephew, Jody (Shelly) Kujawski and Melanie Kujawski-Pfeifer.
He was preceded in death by his father and a grandchild, Steven Salyers.
A time of gathering and remembrance will take place on Sunday, May 17, 2015, at the Wieting Family Funeral Home (1212 Teckla Place) in Kiel from 1-5 p.m. Online condolences can be found at www.wietingfuneralhome.com.