Richard Dehnel

Date of Death: Feb 20, 2019
Richard Dehnel

1943 - 2019

Richard Dehnel, 75, of rural Waupun, died Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac.

Dick was born May 11, 1943 in Milwaukee, WI, the son of Harry and Patricia (nee Treleven) Dehnel. Dick was a graduate of Marquette High School. He married Gail Werner in Milwaukee. Dick owned an EMT service, a limousine service, and a towing service while he resided in Milwaukee.

On November 8, 2008 he married Kathy Brown in Waupun and the couple resided in the township of Waupun. Dick was a fleet manager for the Sisters of St. Agnes from 1988 to 2008. He served as a police officer for Kewaunee, North Fond du Lac, Fairwater and Brownsville.

Dick is survived by his wife, Kathy Dehnel; four children: Richard (Ellen) Dehnel of Fond du Lac, Ryan (Jess) Dehnel of Fond du Lac, Richelle (Nate) Grays of Milwaukee, and Ross Dehnel of Fond du Lac; grandchildren; and step-son, Chuck (Lisa) Grubisic of Elkhart Lake.


Friends and relatives may call on the family on Monday at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until the time of service.


Funeral services for Richard Dehnel will be held Monday, February 25, 2019 at 3 p.m. at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun with Rev. Robert Sherwood officiating.



  1. Jean Zingsheim Says: February 22, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    Kathy, I was shocked to see Dicks Obit on the computer.
    Thinking about you a lot.
    Jean from allenton

  2. JAMES H OLSON Says: February 24, 2019 at 7:54 am

    Condolences to the Dick Dehnel family. As the Brownsville court officer Dick appeared and represented Brownsville in my Dodge County traffic court for many years. Dick was one of the “good guys”, always on time, always fair, always honest and always caring. He will be missed.

    James H. Olson
    Former Dodge County Traffic and Criminal Court Commissioner.

  3. Ross, so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Please accept my deepest sympathy.

    Kathy Gindt

  4. Tom and Jane Thomas Says: February 24, 2019 at 4:44 pm

    We are sorry for your loss. Dick was a great man. Got to know him when he was our cop on Brownsville. Such a caring man. God’s blessings to you all.

  5. Renee toth Says: February 25, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    Deepest sympathies to your family. Dick was a great fella keeping us safe in Brownsville for years!!!!
    Mike & Renee Toth

  6. Sr. Joleen Retzer CSA Says: March 2, 2019 at 11:14 pm

    My thoughts and heart hold you and your family during these painful days of separation… and yet Dick will always be at your side. Dick was so kind,caring,talented and special. He will be missed.
    Sr. Joleen Retzer CSA

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