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Richard 'Dick' Dehart

November 15, 1945 May 4, 2020
Richard 'Dick' Dehart
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Obituary for Richard 'Dick' Dehart

Richard L. ‘Dick’ Dehart, 74, of Harshaw, passed away May 4, 2020 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

Dick was born November 15, 1945, in Walker, Minnesota, son of the late Raymond and Wanda (Almquist) Dehart. He married Sue Adams on August 17, 1974, in Merrill. She survives. Dick enlisted in the United States Navy and also served for thirty-one years in the Air Force Reserves. He worked at the Post Office in Wausau for over thirty years.

Dick and Sue had a cottage on West Horsehead Lake in the Town of Cassian, Oneida County for over thirty years and resided there full-time for the last ten years. Dick volunteered with the ‘Meals on Wheels’ program in Rhinelander. He was a beekeeper and enjoyed sharing ‘Uncle Dick’s Honey’ with his nurses. Dick was a Minnesota sports fan and was a season ticket holder for the Minnesota Vikings. He also enjoyed playing music.

Survivors include his wife, Sue Dehart of Harshaw; daughter, Kristine (Nathan) Punke of Merrill; granddaughters, Taylor and Grace; brothers, Robert ‘Bob’ (Marlene) Dehart and Jeffrey ‘Jeff’ (Wilma) Dehart of Minnesota; sisters-in-law, Ann (Don) Engelbrecht of Burnsville, Minnesota and Jane (Jim) Hulke of La Crosse; brother-in-law, David (Libby) Adams of La Jara, New Mexico; and several nieces and nephews. Dick was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Wanda Dehart; grandson, Nathan Punke, Jr.; and brother, Warren ‘Bill’ Dehart.

A celebration of life will take place at a later date. Taylor-Stine Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Merrill, is assisting the family.

The family would like to send a special thank you to Dick’s Oncology team for all their strength and comfort.

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