Dick Edward Koel
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Sunrise: October 19, 1954. Sunset: May 22, 2019.
We are heartbroken to have lost a brave husband, son, brother and friend to cancer. Dick loved Natural landscaping, woodworking, making old things look and work like new. He was the best partner for motorcycling, camping, on road trips with his wife, family and friends, or just hanging out.
Dick's zest for life was amazing. He lived each day to the fullest with a smile and saying, "it's all good." He rarely had a day without starting or finishing a project as witnessed by the wood-craft throughout his and Jan's home. He had an artistic eye for making things beautiful.
There were no judgements against people and he never held a grudge. He was a gentle soul with a sunshine personality.
Survivors include his Jani-girl, his dad, Art Koel (LaVerne, deceased); mom, LaVonne (Ken) Doss; brother, Michael (Jayne) Koel; sisters, Karen (Fred) Russel, Anita Hero, Lois Koel, nieces and nephews. Further survived by sisters in law: Louise (Dave McCloud) Schirmer, Donna (Howie) Manos, brothers in law; Dan (Chris) Schirmer, Tom (Marge) Schirmer and their children and his step-siblings; Donna (Alan) Mooney, Randal (Agnes) Doss and Daniel (Patricia) Doss.
Please put into words your favorite memory, signed and placed in the "Memory Box" at the Tribute to Dick at Schramka Funeral home, W164 N9034 Water Street, Menomonee Falls from 2:00 to 4:00 PM on Sunday, May 26 2019. In lieu of flowers, your donation to "Wild Ones-MRAC", Lisa Oddis, President, W220N9359 Town Line Road, Menomonee Falls, WI 53051.
Thanks to everyone who shared love and caring on Dick's journey throughout life and death.