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Richard Neefe, 72, Beaver Dam

May 13, 2018 GMT

Richard C. “Dick” Neefe, 72, Beaver Dam, formerly of La Crosse, died Saturday, April 21, 2018, after a short illness at UW Hospital in Madison.

Dick was born Feb. 1, 1946, the second son to Cedric and Bernardine (Bissen) Neefe, and grew up in La Crosse. He was a 1964 graduate of Aquinas High School. He continued his education at Coleman Vocational School, studying in the carpentry and electrician programs. In 1966, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserve. As a carpenter, he worked for several area construction companies in the La Crosse area. Dick, with good friend Jim Hurley, rode their motorcycles throughout the lower 48 states and several Canadian provinces.

Dick married Linda Simonson of Reedstown, Wisconsin, in 1984. In the late 1980s, Dick moved his family to Beaver Dam, to take a maintenance/construction position at Fox Lake Correctional Institute. Dick was a loyal union member throughout his life.

Dick is survived by his son, Andrew Cedric Neefe of Sheboygan; two brothers, Tom (Diane) Neefe of La Crosse and James (Mickey) Neefe of Madison; nephews, Kyle (Tatiana) Neefe, Skylar and Hunter Neefe; many cousins, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Linda; and other relatives.

A graveside service will be held Thursday, May 17, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery, Beaver Dam.

Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services in Beaver Dam is honored to be serving the family. Send private online condolences or sign the family’s guest book at cstonefs.com.