Richard H. Stoffel, 85
June 25, 1932 -- Dec. 21, 2017

Richard H. Stoffel, 85 Richard H. “Rich” Stoffel of Jackson, passed away peacefully with his family by his side Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, at the age of 85.

Richard was born June 25, 1932, in West Bend to Henry and Eleanore (nee Martin) Stoffel and was the third son of six boys. He graduated from West Bend High School and married his high school sweetheart, Janine (nee Nehrbass), on Aug. 28, 1954. He worked on the family farm and went into the U.S. Army in July 1955, and was stationed in Fort Knox, Kentucky. Richard was later sent to Frankfurt, Germany, to the 3rd Armored Division as an M.P. until his honorable discharge in 1963. He then joined his dad on the family farm and eventually bought the farm and continued farming until his retirement in 1986.

Rich was always a hard worker from early morning until late evening. He enjoyed being on the Nehbrass bowling team for approximately 10 years and truly enjoyed the sport and comradery. He also enjoyed going to farm auctions, which he turned into a hobby.

Rich is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Janine, and children, Randal Stoffel, Bruce (Janet) Stoffel, Debra (Todd) Hudson, and Jennifer Stoffel. He is further survived by his grandchildren, Rob Stoffel, Laurel (Curt) Lawrence, Jessica Komp, Holly Komp, and Blaise, Travis and Kiley Oakley; step-grandchildren, Matt (Jamie) Plzak, Kayla (Nick) Kadinger and Michael Scholze; great-grandchildren, Audrey Stoffel, Aysia Lawrence, Jackson Mittnacht, Olivia Nelson, Elizabeth Komp, Sirena Oakley and Travis Oakley; step-great-grandchildren, Jace, Kinsley and Nash Kadinger, and Gavin Scholze; siblings, Roger (Dolores) Stoffel, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Joel (Linda) Nehrbass, Julianne (David) Witte, Carol Nehrbass, Nancy Nehrbass and Robert Flasch; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brothers, Gilbert, Clifford, Kenneth (Toni), and Robert.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 27, at St. Frances Cabrini with the Rev. Justin Lopina presiding. Interment will take place at Washington County Memorial Park. Visitation will be Wednesday, Dec. 27, at the church only from 10 a.m. until the time of mass (1 p.m.). Memorials are appreciated.

A Special Thank You to Janet Stoffel, Sue Robl, Lisa Perkins, Chasity Kemeny, Katie Scherer and Dana Wenger for all their loving care of Rich.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: 262-338-2050 or www.phillipfuneralhome.com.