Richard B. Amon, Elkhorn, WI (1928 - 2013)
May 21, 1928 - February 3, 2013
Richard B. Amon, age 84, of Elkhorn, passed away Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at his home with his family at his bedside. Richard was born May 21, 1928, in Elkhorn, to the late Bernard R. and Amanda (Albrecht) Amon. Richard had been a lifetime resident of Elkhorn, and a graduate of Elkhorn High School. On Jan. 13, 1951, in Burlington, Richard was united in marriage to Arlene Ruth Rose. Together they made their home in Elkhorn. Richard’s father, Bernard, started the construction business and Richard had started working in the gravel pits as a teenager. He worked continuously during the war with his father and in the 1950’s, started in the asphalt paving business. Along with his brother, Ken, they worked their way up the business to becoming owners. For over 60 years, Richard worked in road construction. He enjoyed his family, as well as traveling with his wife of 62 years, dancing, tennis and golf.
Survivors include his loving wife, Arlene; he was a loving father to: Tom (Mary Jo) Amon, Don Amon, Gary Amon and Karen (Tim) Gilsrud; grandchildren: Jon Amon, Mary Jean Amon, Amanda Amon, Jason Gilsrud, Todd Gilsrud and Heather Gilsrud; step-grandchildren: Troy, Brandon and Jessica; siblings, Priscilla Schmall and Ken (Bonny) Amon; sister-in-law, Judy (Ray) Schweitzer; and by many nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, David (Dawn) Amon; a grandson, Brian Amon; and by a brother-in-law, Ronald Rose.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at 11 a.m. at CROSS LUTHERAN CHURCH with Pastor Corinne Denis officiating. Burial will follow at Hickory Grove Cemetery. Relatives and friends may visit with the family at SCHUETTE-DANIELS FUNERAL HOME on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, from 4 until 8 p.m. and again at CROSS LUTHERAN CHURCH on Thursday, from 9:45 until 10:45 a.m. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials have been suggested to Cross Lutheran Church in Burlington, or to Lutherdale Bible Camp in Elkhorn.
Schuette-Daniels Funeral Home & Crematory
625 Browns Lake Dr. Burlington, WI 53105 262-763-3434