Richard Hansmeier

Richard Hansmeier

Richard J. Hansmeier, 72, of Waukon died Thursday, February 19, 2015 at his home in Waukon. Funeral services were held Sunday, February 22 at Old West Paint Creek Lutheran Church in rural Waukon with Pastor Ken Kimball officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Richard James Hansmeier was born September 2, 1942 in Waukon, the fourth of five children to Reuben and Gertrude C. (Stock) Hansmeier. He was baptized and confirmed at the Salem Evangelical and Reformed Church in rural Waukon. He attended Ludlow #5 country school through the eighth grade and graduated from Waukon High School in 1960.
June 29, 1963, he married Patricia Ann Ward at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waukon. In March of 1964, they moved to Pat’s family farm in Center Township where they lived and raised their family for the next 50 years. Richard was a lifelong farmer, raising livestock, dairy cattle and crops. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, cards, sports, guns, coins and going to auctions. Richard was a long-time member of the Old West Paint Creek Lutheran Church, where he served as a Luther League sponsor, janitor, and on the church council and cemetery board.
He is survived by his wife, Pat, of Waukon and four children, Dawn Heimer of La Crescent, MN, and Diane (Greg) Berns, David (Bobbi) Hansmeier and Daryl Hansmeier, all of Waukon; a brother, Robert (Joy) Hansmeier of Waukon; three sisters, Charlotte (Clifton) Christianson and Darlene Johnson, both of Waukon, and Linda (Mike) Miller of Chariton; a brother-in-law, Gary (Dolly) Ward of Denver; nine grandchildren, Kate (Mike) Woodward, Douglas (Tiffany) Heimer, Mason (Kaytie) Berns, Daniel Heimer, Mindy (Andy Kelly) Berns, Mitchell Berns, and Tristan, Miles and Paige Hansmeier; three great-grandchildren, Maddex Woodward, Griffin Heimer and Marti Woodward; an uncle, Robert O. Stock of Waukon; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Beth Ann Hansmeier; and a son-in-law, Marty Heimer.
Pallbearers were his eight grandsons, Douglas Heimer, Mason Berns, Daniel Heimer, Mitchell Berns, Tristan and Miles Hansmeier, Michael Woodward and Andy Kelly.
Online condolences may be left at www.martinfunerals.com.
Martin Funeral Home of Waukon is handling arrangements.

 

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