Richard Warren Hartley

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Richard Warren
Hartley

Hartley, Richard W.
Found peace in the Lord, October 2, 2013 after a seven month battle with cancer. Richard was born and raised in Sanford, Maine; the son of Ernest and Christine (Riley) Hartley. After 61 years of marriage, he leaves his loving wife Gwen (Hagen) and his daughter Colleen, husband Ralph (Metzner) and granddaughter, Michaeleen; and his son Neal, wife Kathleen (Novey), grandchildren, Ryan and Krista. Richard’s two brothers Ernest (Edith) and James and three sisters, Evelyn (Harry) Roche, Mildred (Richard) Monahan and Marian Marceau preceded him in death. Surviving in-laws are Adele Clark, Phil Marceau, Ethel Fleming, Jean Witt and Dale Donegan. In addition to the immediate family, he leaves behind many dear relatives, good friends and neighbors.
Richard served in the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict of 1948-1952 and was a member of the VFW Post #5716 honor guard.
The funeral will be held on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at the Heritage Funeral Home in New Berlin with visitation beginning at 4:00 pm, followed by a short service at 5:30 pm, and a military presentation. Pastor Scot Ruffatto will be officiating. In lieu of flowers due to allergies, memorials to the family are appreciated. Interment at Elk Creek Lutheran Cemetery, Osseo, WI will be at a later date.
Richard loved the challenge of the great outdoors and shared that with his family. He loved his family, his plumbing work, and his many great friends over the years.

Holiday Inn Express
Phone:(262) 787-0700
Rate of $69/night (plus tax) – ask for the bereavement rate
15451 W Beloit Rd, New Berlin, WI 53151

Marriott Brookfield Courtyard
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Rate of $59/night (plus tax) – ask for the general or assistant manager when booking
16865 W Bluemound Rd. Brookfield, WI
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Past Comments

Charles Schuttig

May Richard’s loving family and friends find comfort with Jesus’ words at John 5:28,29.

zKaren Swigart

He was a ***MASTER PLUMBER***!! That’s a big deal!!

I remember Uncle Dick coming home at the old farm house and walking past the dancing mice on an aquarium on top of the upright piano to the right of the door. He went to the sink in the kitchen after his long day at work — and took a box of powdered “Tide” and scrubbed his hands and arms. He would then take a shower and emerge.

I remember. I remember watching old black and white TV programs with him when everyone else was fast asleep — and he was the only uncle I ever trusted. Interesting to note, though, is that the old black and white Sci-Fi we watched was only really New Stuff back then!

Uncle Dick taught be penny ante poker and when I was 23, we danced! While he said I was so light on m feet — fact is he was such a great dancer! No one in my life was ever so accepting, understanding, or genuine. No one has ever been so kind in my family experience…except Uncle Dick! The Hagen Family was deeply blessed to have had Uncle Dick in our family. What a practical joker, much humor! A man of distinction, a man of honor and humor and truth!

What a perfect example of who our Lord would harvest to everlasting life! I love you, Uncle Dick, with all my heart. I love my Aunt Gwen (your “Gwenny”), Colleen and Neal and all of your family. But right now, my heart dwells on that wonderful man that you were to me, my Uncle Dick — and all the good that you were and will forever be! You made a difference in my life! Karen

Judith A. Liepert/Gerald C.

Dear Gwen, Colleen and Neal,

August of 1959 has come and gone. t’s been a long time since 4985 South Sunnyslope Rd. Gene and Violet Jungbluth were our landlords. You were downstairs, we were up. I was working for Dr. Kelm in Muskego, and Jerry was the new German teacher at Muskego High School.

Jerry and I were married in Bangor, Maine. He was attending the Foreign Language Institute, and my parents decided to join us at our wedding. It was such a pleasant surprise to see that Dick was born and raised in Sanford, Maine. You’ll have to tell me the story of how he ended up in Wisconsin and the two of you met.

Jerry was also drafted during the Korean conflict, but served his time in Germany. A company commander was looking for someone who could type. Jerry raised his “hunt and peck” hand; and ended up in Germany.

Gwen, Colleen and Neal, please accept our deepest sympathy. We hope all of your memories are filled with love and smiles. Be warmly greeted. Your very old friends – Our girls, Jody and Jamie PLUS Judy and Jerry Liepert of 408 Deer Pond Drive, Willow Park, Texas 76087

Don Dugan

I first met Dick in the early 80s. I was introduced to him by Colleen and then shortly after our meeting she convinced me he was the only man to perform an emergency plumbing job for me. She was right, he couldn’t have been more professional, helpful or nice … and it certainly didn’t hurt that I was friend’s with Colleen and Ralph.

I heard and learned many stories about him over the years. Those lead to a full sense of the man and it is with that feeling I share in your family’s loss. He led a full and rich life of which you are the proof.

Here’s hoping your grief is soon replaced with the positive memories of a man whose life was well lived.

Don Dugan

Ken Loftus

Lit a candle in memory of Richard Warren Hartley

Joan Hartley Fedan

We loved it when Uncle Dick and family would visit us in Maine. He had a wonderful, dry sense of humor. In my younger years he gave me very good advise, he said, “If I decided to drink, then drink it straight and buy the good stuff”. He was one classy man.

Bruce Hartley

I can remember when uncle Dick had the old ford and we were messing around on the front lawn when I took a swing at him and broke his nose. He never let me forget it. Lynda and I will really miss him.
Bruce and Lynda Hartley

Charles Schuttig

May Richard’s loving family and friends find comfort with Jesus’ words at John 5:28,29.

zKaren Swigart

He was a ***MASTER PLUMBER***!! That’s a big deal!!

I remember Uncle Dick coming home at the old farm house and walking past the dancing mice on an aquarium on top of the upright piano to the right of the door. He went to the sink in the kitchen after his long day at work — and took a box of powdered “Tide” and scrubbed his hands and arms. He would then take a shower and emerge.

I remember. I remember watching old black and white TV programs with him when everyone else was fast asleep — and he was the only uncle I ever trusted. Interesting to note, though, is that the old black and white Sci-Fi we watched was only really New Stuff back then!

Uncle Dick taught be penny ante poker and when I was 23, we danced! While he said I was so light on m feet — fact is he was such a great dancer! No one in my life was ever so accepting, understanding, or genuine. No one has ever been so kind in my family experience…except Uncle Dick! The Hagen Family was deeply blessed to have had Uncle Dick in our family. What a practical joker, much humor! A man of distinction, a man of honor and humor and truth!

What a perfect example of who our Lord would harvest to everlasting life! I love you, Uncle Dick, with all my heart. I love my Aunt Gwen (your “Gwenny”), Colleen and Neal and all of your family. But right now, my heart dwells on that wonderful man that you were to me, my Uncle Dick — and all the good that you were and will forever be! You made a difference in my life! Karen

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