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Richard "Dick" Kaphingst
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Richard “Dick” G. Kaphingst, age 84, went home to the Lord on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at Kathy Hospice. He was born on March 5, 1934 in Milwaukee to parents Clifford and Esther (Bethke) Kaphingst. Richard was united in marriage on November 24, 1956 to Ruth Schroeder. He worked for AT&T (Wisconsin Bell) and retired after 37 years of service.

Dick enjoyed watching Jeopardy, playing golf, cards and dart ball. He was an avid reader and Packer Fan. Dick volunteered at his churches, St. Paul’s, West Allis, Divine Savior and Martin Luther High School. His greatest passion was helping others and spending time with family and going to grandchildren’s events. Richard had a strong faith that he shared with his family and remained faithful until the end.

Richard is survived by his wife, Ruth; five children, Scott (Linda) Kaphingst, Heidi (Steven) Ernst, Lynn (Dan) Wampler, David (Terry) Kaphingst and Peter (Catherine) Kaphingst; sixteen grandchildren, Jennifer (Jeremi) Strasser, Ashley Kaphingst, Stephanie (José) Villareal; Matthew (Danielle) Ernst, Melissa (Tim) Adamany, Lindsay Ernst, Adam Ernst; Ryan (Brenna) Wampler, Paul (Rachel) Wampler, Marc Wampler; Tyler, Mason and Grant Kaphingst; Jacob, Rebecca and Hannah Kaphingst; five great-grandchildren; brother, Jerome (Ruth) Kaphingst; sister-in-law, Hilde Magnuson; also survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Richard is preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Esther Kaphingst; mother and father-in-law, John and Hulda Schroeder; sister and brother-in-law, Emojean and William Wood; brother-in-law, Norman Magnuson; one granddaughter, Rachel May Kaphingst.

Funeral Service for Richard will be held at Divine Savior Lutheran Church, 3200 Hwy K, Hartford on Friday, May 18 at 4:00 PM. Visitation for family and friends at the Church from 2:00 PM until time of service. Private committal at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to Divine Savior Lutheran Church.


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Visitation

Friday

18

May

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Divine Savior Lutheran Church

3200 Co Rd K
Hartford, WI 53027

Funeral Ceremony

Friday

18

May

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Divine Savior Lutheran Church

3200 Co Rd K
Hartford, WI 53027

Luncheon

Friday

18

May

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Divine Savior Lutheran Church

3200 Co Rd K
Hartford, WI 53027

Cemetery Details

Location

Pleasant Hill Cemetery

7295 W Sumner St
Hartford, WI 53027


Memorial Contribution

Divine Savior Lutheran Church

3200 Co Rd K
Hartford, WI 53027
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