Richard “Dick” White

Date of Death: Jan 30, 2013
Richard “Dick” White
[highlight_text] (1937 – 2013) [/highlight_text] Richard “Dick” White, 75, of Waupun, died Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at Waupun Memorial Hospital.


[leftcolumn]Dick was born February 15, 1937 on the Mackford Prairie in Green Lake County, the son of Henry D. and Hattie Lewis White. Dick graduated from Waupun High School in 1954. On October 7, 1961 he married Connie Wille in Fox Lake. Following their marriage the couple resided in Fox Lake for a year, and then Waupun where they resided the remainder of their married lives. Dick was employed as a sheet metal worker by White Heating in Waupun, and Raab Mechanical out of Waukesha for 17 years, retiring in 1999. Dick was an active member of Union-Congregational Church in Waupun, active with Relay for Life and Meals on Wheels, and a 30 year union member of Sheet Metal Local 18. Dick served with the Army National Guard for 8 years, serving a year of active duty at Fort Lewis, WA. He was active with Little League for several years. Dick was an avid sports fan, enjoying the Packers, Badgers, and Brewers. Dick’s enjoyment came from helping out, and being with his wife, children, and grandchildren.

Dick is survived by his wife, Connie White of Waupun; his children, Kristin (Kevin) De Boer of rural Brandon, Richard “Rick” (Kristin) White of Waupun, and Kayla (Jim) Lund of Waupun; eight grandchildren, Jordan De Boer, Colin De Boer, Jacy De Boer, Taylor White, Rachel White, Jaden White, Ben Lund, and Bradyn Lund; a brother, Edward (Elaine) White of Ripon; two sisters, Carol Strelow of Fairwater, and Audrey (Don) Buettner of Beaver Dam; a sister-in-law, Audrey White of Green Lake, WI; and several nieces and nephews.

Dick was preceded in death by his parents; and six brothers, Don, Bob, Jim, Henry, Kenneth, and Orien White.

The family wishes to thank Lifestar, Generations Hospice, and Waupun Memorial Hospital for their care.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Visitation: [/highlight_text] Friends and relatives of Dick White may call on the family on Friday evening from 5-7 p.m. at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun and on Saturday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.[rightcolumn]

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Services: [/highlight_text] A service of celebration for Dick White will be held Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at Union-Congregational Church in Waupun with Rev. Mark Arbisi officiating.


  1. Dave & Karen Maleck Says: January 31, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    Connie & Family,
    Our sincerest condolences go out to you. Although we did not see much of you, we always had fond memories of the two of you from our past.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Dave & Karen

  2. Elton & Sharon Posthuma Says: January 31, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    Our sincere sympathy , Connie, for the passing of Richard. May God be with you and your family at this time.

  3. Dave/nancy VANDERKIN Says: January 31, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    Connie, you have our sincere condolence.

  4. Dick Steinbach Says: January 31, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    I wish to extend my sympathy to you Connie and your family on Dick’s passing. I always enjoyed his friendship and especially our “sports” chats together. God bless you.

  5. Wayne & Jeanne Jahns Says: January 31, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    Connie, Kristin, Rick, Kayla and the entire family, our thoughts & prayers are with you all. May God Bless & comfort you at this time.

  6. Joanne Kahl Says: February 1, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    I want to express my sympathy to you Connie and all the family.
    Dick always was friendly when we met. He was a dedicated sports fan.
    I am sure all of you have memories to hold in your hearts.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.
    Joanne Kahl

  7. Dick & Roberta Rens Says: February 2, 2013 at 12:07 am

    Dear Connie & family,

    We received an email from Pastor Mark telling us of Dick’s
    passing and needless to say, we were so surprised and saddened
    by the news. He fought a long and courageous battle with his
    cancer and now to have fallen and have that take him from you!
    Our hearts and deepest sympathy are with you at this time.
    May God give you and your family some peace in knowing Dick
    is in a better place and is suffering no more.
    Sincerely, Dick & Roberta Rens

  8. Carol & Ron Ladwig Says: February 2, 2013 at 12:50 am

    Ron and I can not be there with my life long friends that have truly been family to us for 53 yrs.
    We will miss Dick terribly and keep you and all of your family in our thoughts and prayers.
    We are sorry he had to be taken from you Connie and your family.
    Love, carol & Ron

  9. Joan & Ron Hull Says: February 2, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    Connie and family We were sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. He was such a great friendly person he will be missed.

  10. Lynda (Weber) Ashby Says: February 12, 2013 at 12:40 am

    Dear Connie and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. He was such a nice man. I used to take dancing lessons from you in Waupun and Garnet Gelhar and I were at your wedding; we were in the side section in the front row and you and Dick looked like a prince and princess. I remember he used to help out with the recitals. Please accept my sincerest sympathy. Lynda (Weber ) Ashby

  11. Cindy (Bentley) & Fly Vanderkin Says: March 5, 2013 at 5:55 am

    I just read this online and want to offer my condolences to my former dance teacher Connie and her family. Our prayers go out to you.

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