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Richard W Zahringer
Jan. 27, 1940 - May 25, 2020
Harrison, WI
Funeral Service:
Friday, June 12, 2020
5:00 pm
Wieting Family Funeral Home
411 W. Main St.
Chilton, WI 53014
Funeral Visitation:
Friday, June 12, 2020
2:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Wieting Family Funeral Home
411 W. Main St.
Chilton, WI 53014
Burial Service:
Saturday, June 13, 2020
1:00 pm
Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery
Sherwood, WI 54169
Richard W Zahringer
Harrison, WI


Richard William Zahringer, age 80, of Harrison, died on May 25, 2020, at his residence surrounded by the love of family  He fought a courageous battle with cancer. He was born January 27, 1940, in Stockbridge, son of the late Hugo and Crescence (Thill) Zahringer. On October 15, 1966, he married Esther Braun at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sherwood, and together they had four children. They were married for 53 years. 

Richard served his country in the United States Navy before becoming a paper mill worker at several companies in the Fox Valley. He spent a lot of free time in clubs encouraging his hobbies; he was a founding member of the Calumet County Flyers, a member of The Milwaukee Road  and Soo Line Historical Societies, an EAA member, and a member of the American Legion 40 & 8. He was an airplane and railroad enthusiast  who chased trains and planes. He loved taking pictures and had a passion for food and WWII history. He was always willing to help anybody who had any problems. Above all else he was a man with a good heart, a true friend, and a great husband, father, and grandfather.

Richard is survived by his wife, Esther; his children: Tammy (Lyle) Weyenberg, Timothy (Mindi) Zahringer, Steven (Denise) Zahringer, and Stuart Zahringer; seven grandchildren whom he loved dearly : Kaylyn, Devin, Mitchell, Christa, Anne, Alexis, and Gilbert; sisters: Mary (Russ) Rautmann, June (Rick) Mueller, and Sister Carolyn Zahringer; a brother: Jim Zahringer; a sister-in-law: Darlene Zahringer; and a brother-in-law: Jim Guelig.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Hugo and Crescence; a grandchild: Spencer; Esther’s parents: Peter and Carrie Braun; a sister: Arlene Guelig; a brother: Harvey Zahringer; sister-in-law: Diane Zahringer; and brothers-in-law: Roger Braun and Robert Braun.

A funeral service will be held at 5:00pm on Friday, June 12, 2020, at the Wieting Family Funeral Home (411 W. Main St.) in Chilton. Friends may call from 2:00pm until 4:45pm at the funeral home on the day of the service. Burial will take place at 1:00pm on Saturday, June 13, 2020, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Sherwood. 

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Ascension Home care and Hospice.
My deepest sympathy to the Zahringer family. Mat he rest in peace.

Randy Halverson FSC Inc. (Steve Zahringer's friend) - June 8, 2020


I remember the first time I met Richard we hit it off! I liked the way he didnt mince words, he said it the way it was. Then he found out that I worked at Gulfstream Arospace. They had a open house and I invited Richard and wife to meet me at Gulfstream for a walk around to look at the facility and aircraft. He was like a kid in a candy store! We had a very good time and a cookout to boot! He will be greatly missed!

Timothy J Martin - May 29, 2020


One thing I really admire about Dick, was that He had a great friendship with one of our parish Priests, Fr. Ken. He spent time visiting him after Father had retired. It really touched my heart. Anyone that Blesses a Priest has a sure place in Heaven!

Joan Bolle (friend of the family) - May 28, 2020


Hugs to the Zahringer family at this sad time. Dick was a great guy. May he rest in peace.
Pat (Winkler) Van Den Heuvel

Pat Van Den Heuvel (friend of family) - May 28, 2020


My sympathy to the Zahringer family. I remember when Dick was in service ans was home on leave. He shared slides of his time in service with my dad, Mark and us kids. He was a wonderful man. RIP Dick

Marcia (Keuler) Weber - May 28, 2020


Enjoy paradise Dick. A gentle soul and kind heart is Dick. He always had a great story, picture and shared his passion for trains. Peace be with you Ester and family - he is at peace and watching over you.

Laura Zahringer - May 28, 2020


My memories with "Dick" are from my childhood with my dad Ron Sr. And Calumet Flyers. I got my start with the club and got to know the Zahringers and others to share this amazing hobby and family. Our deepest condolences to the Zahringer family from the Babcocks during this most difficult time. Rest in Eternal Peace, Dick

Ron Babcock Jr (Family friend) - May 27, 2020


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