Richard E. Ehlke, 68

Richard E. Ehlke, 68 Richard E. ďDickĒ Ehlke, of Jackson, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family Friday, June 30, 2017, at the age of 68.

Dick was born Nov. 30, 1948, and was the loving husband of Cindy (Nee Laverenz); loving father of Andy (Corrin) and Jessica (Ben) Washburn; proud Papa of Joey, Sam, Lizzy, Evie and Kate Ehlke, and Caden and Liam Washburn; dear brother of Harold (Janice) Ehlke; and dear son-in-law of Al and Ruth Laverenz. Dick is further survived by sister-in-law, Donna (Chuck) Kison, and brother-in-law, Gary (Gail) Laverenz, and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Dick was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Myrtle (nee Hoffman) Ehlke, and a nephew, Kevin Kison.


Dick was a member of the Peter Wollner Post 288 of Cedarburg and a lifelong member of Davidís Star Evangelical Lutheran Church. Dickís favorite pastimes were snowmobiling, deer and turkey hunting, shooting trap, and carpentry. Dick was employed by Carlson Tool in Cedarburg for 39 years.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 8, at Davidís Star Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2740 Davidís Star Drive, Jackson. Interment with full military honors will be in Davidís Star Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be held Saturday at the church from 11 a.m.-1:45 p.m. Memorials to Davidís Star Evangelical Lutheran Church Building Fund, KMLHS or the charity of your choice are appreciated.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.muellerfuneralhome.com.