THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Richard A. Watermolen
Richard Allen "Rick" Watermolen, 64, of Suring, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 in Green Bay.
Born Jan. 5, 1953 in Green Bay, to Clayton and LaVerne (VanEss) Haum, his father passed away when he was young and his mother later married Kenneth Watermolen who adopted Rick and his three brothers. He graduated from Premontre High School in 1971 and Wausau Technical Institute in 1973. He married Sheri Nogalski on Sept. 23, 2000 in a lakeside ceremony at their home.
He worked in management at many jobs throughout his career. Proud of his son, Dave and the man he became, he also adored his grandson Nolan and his little buddy Mugen.
He enjoyed fishing, the Packers, gardening, was a craftsman and remodeled and renovated his father's summer cottage into a year-round home. He loved deer hunting with his best friend and brother and also his dogs and cats through the years, with his father-in-law calling him Dr. Doolittle.
A thoughtful, soft-spoken, gentle man, he was kind hearted, considerate of other's feelings, rarely got angry and treated everyone with respect.
He is survived by his wife, Sheri; a son, David (Emily) Arrick; a grandson; brothers and sister, Randy and Sue, Bonduel, James and Ann, Mary and Patrick McNamara and Joseph and Mary, all of Green Bay, John Hortonville, Douglas and Diane, Whiting, Maine and Paul, Appleton; a sister-in-law, Linda Watermolen, DePere; his mother-in-law, Betty Nogalski; two sisters-in-law, Dawn and Ken Ermis and Sharon Nogalski; three brothers-in-law, Alan and Pam, Jason and John and many nieces and nephews.
Including his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Bill; his grandparents, Harry and Margaret VanEss and George and Madeline Haum and his father-in-law, Alan Nogalski. Per his wishes, a private service and celebration of his life will be held. Simply Cremation of Green Bay is assisting the family.