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