Pamela Richards, 73
Jan. 3. 1944
ó April 9, 2017

Pamela RichardsPamela "Pam" Richards, 73, of West Bend, entered eternal life at her home surrounded by her loving family Sunday, April 9, 2017.

Pam was born Jan. 3, 1944, in Black River Falls, the daughter of the late Eldor and Ethel (Shankey) Pruess. On May 24, 1996, she was united in marriage to Robert Richards. Pam was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She most enjoyed being with her family, especially her grandchildren. She loved flower gardening, traveling, volunteering, and walking her dog, Bindy.

Those Pam leaves behind to cherish her memory include her husband, Robert; five children, Ron Johnson of West Bend, Roxanne (Brad Miedtke) Johnson of Hartford, Brenda Karimi, Beth Richards and Jon Richards, all of West Bend; four grandchildren, Tyler, Erin, Hanna and Noah; a sister, Renee (Bob) Schilling of Adams; a brother, Gary (Sandy) Pruess of North Fond du Lac; and nieces, nephews, other family, and friends.

n addition to her parents, Pam was preceded in death by two brothers, Bruce and Jeff Pruess.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Pam will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, April 17, at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 1025 S. Seventh Ave., West Bend. The Rev. Ryan Pruess (her nephew) is officiating. Burial will be Tuesday, April 18, at Washington County Memorial Park in West Bend.

Pamís family will greet relatives and friends at the church Monday from 4 p.m. until the time of Mass.

Pamís family would like to extend their appreciation to the Kraemer Cancer Center and Horizon Hospice for their care provided to Pam. They would also like to thank all of the numerous family, friends and neighbors for the outpouring of love and kindness.

The Myrhum Patten Miller and Kietzer Funeral Homes have been entrusted with Pamís arrangements. Additional information and guestbook may be found at