Dick Koel

Dick Edward Koel

Tuesday, October 19th, 1954 - Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019
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Dick Edward Koel
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.
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    Sunday, May 26th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Sunday, May 26th, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Schramka-Herrick Funeral Home
    W164 N9034 Water Street
    Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin 53051
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Geri Bobrowicz

Posted at 01:57pm
Dick was one of the gentlest most forgiving person I have ever known. Always with a smile and the usual “I’m good”. I remember the summers I spent caring for Dick and his brothers and sisters when your Mom worked. I’m so happy Dick found you Jan and the love and fun you brought to each other. We will cherish the time we were fortunate to spend with Dick and Jan at their home the past two years. Take good care Jan, we will be in touch!❤️

Aunt barb

Posted at 06:01pm
Dick was a very special nephew to bernie and me. He was a gentle kind soul who loved and cared about everyone especially his wife jan and his family. I am so glad i got to visit with jan and dick in their lovely home the first part of may. I will always remember the family reunions in august and the fun we had.

Greg Lampone

Posted at 05:06pm
We will miss him greatly. Fought like a warrior. Ride ahead Duke. We’ll meet again on down the road some day. God Bless. Love. Greg & Kass. XO

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Posted at 09:56am
In honor and remembrance of Dick. Our thoughts, prayers and sympathy are with you. Love, Alan and Donna Mooney
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Karen J Russell

Posted at 03:54pm
Dick and the "flying squirrels" motorcycled to the Wisconsin Northwoods. They got the name for the group while sitting around the campfire watching flying squirrels gliding from tree to tree.

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