Richard Vigdal

Date of Death: Apr 17, 2019
Richard Vigdal

1939 - 2019

Richard “Dick” Vigdal, 80, of Fox Lake, passed away April 17, 2019 at his home surrounded by family.

Dick was born March 15, 1939 in Janesville, WI the son of Otto and Violet Kopplin Vigdahl. Dick lived in South Beloit, IL and attended Cunningham Grade School through 6th grade. He then moved to Horicon and graduated from Horicon High School in 1957. He served in the U.S. National Guard and Army Reserve. After his service time he moved to Madison and attended Madison Business College and worked in the trucking industry for many years. In 1974 he and his wife, Roberta moved to Waupun and purchased the old commercial hotel (Steve’s Bar). They ran it as the “R & R Bar” for four years. After selling it Dick worked as a carpenter for awhile before buying the “Bon Ton” which they owned for 12 years as the R & R Bar. Dick then worked for Conley Publishing in Beaver Dam for 15 years before retirement. He loved their home on Fox Lake and enjoyed being there every minute. He liked to travel and his casino trips. Dick loved fishing and hunting, especially hunting deer in his later years.

Dick is survived by his wife of 46 years, Roberta; a daughter, Cheryl Vigdal (Ann Loyd) of AZ; three step-children: Donna (Dennis) Hafenstein of Beaver Dam, Roger Hendrickson of Belleville, and Brian (Barb) Hendrickson of Waukesha; nine grandchildren: Jennifer, Michael (Katie), and Douglas Hafenstein, Karla and Thomas Hendrickson, and John, William, Dan, and James Hendrickson; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Ron (Sue) Lueck; and nieces and nephews.

Dick was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Gerald Vigdal.


Friends and relatives may call on the family on Monday at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until the time of service.


Funeral services for Richard “Dick” Vigdal will be held Monday, April 22, 2019 at 1 p.m. at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun.


Burial will follow at Riverside Memorial Park in Fox Lake.



  1. Katie Vigdal-Olson Says: April 19, 2019 at 4:10 pm

    Hi Aunt Roberta… I just heard about Uncle Dick. My family and I are very sorry for your loss. You’ll be in our prayers. ((HUGS)) Love, Katie, Greg, Brady, Benjamin, and Hope

  2. Betty Pfister Says: April 20, 2019 at 10:26 am

    My deepest sympathy to you and your families. While in Hospice Care, you knew Dick’s journey was ending. still, isn’t easy when it does. Take comfort knowing he is no longer suffering and is at peace.

    While Dick is no longer with you hopefully the memories of good times and your lives together will be of comfort to all of you.

    in my thoughts and prayers Betty (Klomberg)

  3. Marianne Ingles Brown Says: April 23, 2019 at 10:07 am

    Love and hugs to all Dick’s family from his high school classmate. He was a special friend the past three years of our days at HHS. We shared many confidences, commiserated with each other over teenage romances, teased each other, argued over homework and teachers. I have missed him. Though we sometimes lost touch for a while we always reconnected. I’m glad for him to have had his precious Roberta to share and enjoy their life and travels together. God be with you Roberta, the kids, grandkids and all. Rest in peace, my Cuz.

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