Richard H. Birkholz

Richard H. Birkholz, 91, of Van
Dyne died Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at Harbor Haven Health and Rehabilitation in
Fond du Lac. Richard was born on March 23, 1928 in Lombard, IL the son of Carl
and Helen Birkholz. He graduated from Central High School in Sheboygan, WI in
1946. He served in the U.S. Army from 1950-1952 in the Signal Corps stationed
in Germany during the Korean War. He then entered the Wisconsin National Guard
from 1952-1954. In 1956, he completed an Agricultural short course at the
University of Wisconsin in Madison.


On August 17, 1957, Richard
married Donna Byers in Belmore, IN. Richard was a licensed cheese maker at Lake
to Lake Cheese Factory from 1957-1959. Soon after he went on to work for
Mercury Marine, Plant 15, for 27 years, retiring in 1993. He was a life member
of the Steve Wittman, EAA Oshkosh Chapter 252, holding numerous positions
including the newspaper editor.


He is survived by his wife,
Donna; three children, Roy (Leslie) Birkholz of Colorado, Patty Ronning of Fond
du Lac and Joe (Nancy) Birkholz of Fond du Lac; ten grandchildren; 22 great
grandchildren; five great great grandchildren; two brothers, Don Birkholz of
Elkhart Lake and Paul (Nanci) of Fond du lac. He was preceded in death by his
parents; one brother, Carl Birkholz; one sister-in-law, Marie; and one
son-in-law, Tom Ronning.


Visitation will take place on
Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Uecker-Witt Funeral Home from 9:00 – 11:00 AM.
Funeral services will follow after the visitation on Saturday at 11:00 AM.
Entombment will follow in Shrine of Rest Mausoleum, Ledgeview Memorial Park.


The family would like to extend
a thank you to the staff at Harbor Haven and Agnesian Hospice for the care that
they showed Richard.


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