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Richard A Bosshardt
Oct. 14, 1934 - Sept. 1, 2019
Chilton, WI
Funeral Service:
Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019
2:00 pm
St. Martin Lutheran Church
717 Memorial Drive
Chilton, WI 53014
Funeral Visitation:
Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wieting Family Funeral Home
411 W. Main St.
Chilton, WI 53014
Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
St. Martin Lutheran Church
717 Memorial Drive
Chilton, WI 53014
Richard A Bosshardt
Chilton, WI

Richard Arthur 'Dick' Bosshardt, age 84, of Chilton, died on Sunday, September1, 2019.  He was born October 14, 1934 in Sheboygan, son of the late Arthur & Evangeline (Johnson) Bosshardt.  He married Carolyn Ann Wilsing on September14,1957 at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Sheboygan.

Richard was very proud of the pharmacy degree earned at UW-Madison in August of 1957.  He valued education and his alma mater immensely. He was also proud that all 4 of his daughters graduated from the UW System with degrees. Richard and Carolyn moved to Chilton in 1962 where he was employed as a pharmacist prior to owning and operating the Apothecary Shops of Chilton and New Holstein along with his wife Carolyn and Robert Hipke.  Richard was an incredibly hard worker and cherished every moment in his stores while still focusing his attention, as a very devoted father, on his family. He was a member of St. Martin Lutheran Church in Chilton where he volunteered countless hours serving on many committees and serving in various positions throughout the church.  He also attended Hope Lutheran in De Pere for a number of years and served in volunteer roles there as well. He was proud of his community, serving on the school board for 20 plus years and involved himself in committees and boards throughout the area. 

Richard loved everything around the water. He took great pleasure sail boating on Elkhart Lake and appreciated moments spent in his pool. When the water was frozen, Richard spent time on the slopes downhill skiing and loved to watch the signs in the sky for a new snowfall, rainstorm, or any other weather patterns that may come up.

A master of science at heart, Richard studied numbers and statistics and was never hesitant to give a quick geography lesson to anyone who would ask. You could find a map just about anywhere in his home.  He was the biggest fan of his children and grandchildren through their sports. As  an active grandfather, he looked for opportunities to interact with them in his pool or with sports. 

Richard and Carolyn extended their generosity and welcoming nature by opening their home and their hearts to many exchange students around the world thru the AFS International Intercultural Programs. They were both active volunteers and strong supports of the local AFS Chapter. The involvement included hosting many exchange students as well as supporting their daughters to live and study abroad. Richard gained an international family that he loved and valued. This family opened the door to many travels for Richard,  Carolyn and family members to many places to include Brazil, Sweden, Holland, Norway, Spain and Australia to name a few. His international family was a treasured part of his life.

Richard is survived by his children: Kim (Dr. David) Thompson, Tori (Richard) Owens, Tricia (James) Ronk; a son-in-law: Scott Mueller; 8 grandchildren: Dr. Emily (Chad) Thompson-Zadnik, Sarah Thompson, Alexandria Owens, Madison Owens, Tyler Ronk, Allison Ronk, Haley Ronk & Amanda Mueller;  a great grandchild: Jillian Zadnik; a sister: Diane (Herman) Grohskopf; and a sister-in-law: Marilyn (Robert) Schmidtke.  He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife: Carolyn; a daughter: Tamara Mueller; and a brother: Wayne (Helen) Bosshardt.  

Funeral service will be at 2:00 pm on Sunday, September 8, 2019 at St. Martin Lutheran Church (717 Memorial Drive) in Chilton with Rev. Thomas Schmitt officiating.  Friends may call at the Wieting Family Funeral Home (411 W. Main St.) in Chilton from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Saturday, September 7, 2019 and on Sunday at the church from 12:30 pm until 1:45 pm.

Richard's family would like to thank all of the Touchstone Living Staff and the Agnesian Hospice Staff. Your care and patience was greatly appreciated. 

A memorial fund has been established in the name of Richard A. Bosshardt
 
Many memories growing up with the Bosshardt family. So sorry for your losses of both Richard and Carolyn.

Eric Wettstein (Friend) - Oct. 14, 2019


Kim and Dave. You are both in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. God bless you.

Paula Lynch - Sept. 9, 2019


I remember Richard coming to church at Hope and if my memory serves me well- we all went out to lunch and then drove to Chilton where he showed us around- does that sound familiar Kim? God’s blessings to you and your family as you mourn your Father’s passing but rejoice that he has made it home with the Lord❤️

Bruce Lamont (Friend) - Sept. 4, 2019


I have too many fond memories growing up 2 doors down. I spent as much time in their house as I did my own. Mr. Bosshardt was always smiling and tolerant of a mischievous boy. He had the greatest train set in the basement and would run it for me. It was awesome. Later in life, I used Mr. Bosshardt as a mentor when I began a career in pharmaceuticals. He was a kind, unselfish, giving man. The world and city of Chilton were better because of him. Our sympathy to Kim, Tori and Tricia. May his great memories give you strength and the knowledge he was admired and respected by so many fill you with pride.
Dennis Mader

Dennis Mader (Neighbor) - Sept. 4, 2019


We enjoyed Dick & Carolyn's canning skills & truly enjoyed them as neighbors. Our deepest sympathies to all of you.

John & Gloria Sivertsen (Next door neighbors when the children were small & played together.) - Sept. 4, 2019


My earliest memory of Mr. Bosshardt lives with me at the start of every summer.
I was with my older brother, and he was dropping something off to the Brazilian AFS student (I think he had a crush).
Mr. B was outside the house, with that regular smile, and he was watering the lawn in his shorts and tall black socks, and shoes or sandals.
I vowed from that day to never wear black socks and shorts.

Paul Hertel (family friend) - Sept. 4, 2019


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