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Richard Bormann 1925-2010

Oct 12, 2010

WEST BEND — Richard James Bormann of West Bend died Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010 at the West Bend Care Center. He was 84.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, at Sts. Peter and Paul’s Catholic Church in West Bend. Burial to follow in the West Bend Cemetery.

Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, at the church. A Knights of Columbus Rosary will be recited at 6:45 p.m., followed by a Parish Vigil Service at 7 p.m. Harris Funeral Home of West Bend is in charge of services.

Richard Bormann, the son of Charles and Anna Hartman Bormann was born Dec. 7, 1925 in St. Joseph. His family moved to Whittemore where Richard was raised and received his education. He attended country school in Whittemore and graduated from Presentation Academy in 1944. He spent two years serving his country in Japan during World War II.

On July 11, 1951 he was united in marriage with Enid Montag at Sts. Peter and Paul’s Catholic Church in West Bend. The couple farmed in the Whittemore and West Bend area during their married lives. Rich and Enid moved to town in West Bend in 1966, and Rich retired from farming in 1988.

Richard was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul’s Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus and the Harry Anderegg American Legion Post of West Bend. He loved farming, his family and spending time drinking coffee with his friends at the Village Pharmacy.

Survivors include his wife Enid of West Bend; sons, Harry (Deb) Bormann of Cylinder and Brian (Cindy) Bormann of West Bend; grandchildren, Jason Bormann, Sarah McCullough, Jennifer Swift, Adam, Braden and Emily Bormann; great grandchildren, Tyler, Halle and Kaleb McCullough and Ava and Lily Swift.

Also surviving are brothers and sisters, Vern Bormann of Algona, Maurine (Bob) Reding of Arizona, Gerald (Norma)Norma) Bormann of Whittemore, the Rev. Charles Bormann of Arizona, Maurice (Eileen) Bormann of West Bend, Rosie (Jim) Schuster of Baudette, MN and Sister Emilie Bormann of Rochester, MN.

Richard was preceded in death by an infant sister Anna.