Richard Dean Eroen

June 03, 1943 - August 27, 2022


Obituary For Richard Dean Eroen

DEFOREST / WINDSOR Richard Dean “Rich” Eroen, Age 79, of Windsor Wisconsin, gained his Angel Wings on Saturday August 27th at the age of 79 after a hard fought battle with Leukemia at Agrace Hospice in Fitchburg. Richard was born on June 3rd, 1943 in Madison, WI. He is the son of Norman and Marcella (Kiefer) Eroen. Rich attended DeForest Union Free High School while working at the family farm in Windsor. On May 2nd, 1975 Richard married the love of his life Sandra Ann Swenson in Rockford, Illinois.

After Rich left the family farm, he worked in construction and at Allied Van Lines. He was a driver for Burbank Grease Company as well as for Struck and Irwin Paving Company. He worked at ABS Global in Windsor. He finished his working career before he was ready in December of 2020 as a Mechanic at Struck and Irwin Paving due to his declining health. He was a very determined, hard working man.

Rich loved the outdoors. He spent many memorable years at his Cabin in Montello. Rich loved Fishing and Hunting with his Family and Friends. He was an accomplished woodworker who gave generously of his work to those he loved. His greatest joy in life was watching his Grandchildren grow up. They meant the world to Richard! He looked forward to watching movies on Sundays with his Grandson Dominic and watching his Granddaughter Sophia play sports.

His sense of humor was legendary. He could make anyone laugh and brighten up any day. Even when his health was failing him his humor carried us all through. He was a loving Husband and Father who had a heart of Gold. He would give you the shirt off of his back. He was always willing to go the extra mile to help those he loved. He is survived by his loving Wife of 47 years Sandy; Sister Ruth (Larry), Brother Marv (Julie), sister-in-law Suzie (Eric), brother-in-law Steve (Laurie), 3 children: Laurie, Mike (Heidi) and Michelle (Anthony); 7 grandchildren: Devin, Terina, Megan, Brittany, Austin, Dominic and Sophia; his Great Grandchildren Kailanni and Lucius; many special nieces and nephews that are near and dear to his heart and lifelong friend Jim and good friend Doug. He was preceded in death by his parents, his In-Laws, his nephew Randy, his brother-in-law Greg, his brother Gene, and his sisters Karen and Norma.

A private burial service will be held for his Family at Norway Grove Cemetery in the Village of DeForest.

A special thank you to the team at Meriter Hospital 8 Tower, Agrace Hospice in Fitchburg and Dr. David Ringdahl in DeForest for all of their love and compassion and especially to his one and only son-in-law, Anthony, for his dedication and his unwavering care. Please consider sharing stories and memories of Rich at

Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services Windsor/DeForest Chapel 6924 Lake Road 608-846-4250

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  • 09/01/2022

    Our visits never seemed to last long enough, always full of laughs and stories of the good ole days. The few trips he was able to make to Maine to visit those of us craving his company, were some of the best rewards of time well spent. His goal was always to see a moose! We happened to be a bonus for his visit to Maine!! 🙂 To know that those visits are a permanent mark in our lives will help carry us. To know he's now with a growing list of other remarkable family members adds comfort to my own grief. I've no doubt that he's keeping everyone well entertained, even angels will stand in line to be near him. I hope there are "moose" wherever he is now roaming. Rest well my Uncle. It's well deserved! Love, Hugs, Kisses! Dawn

  • 08/31/2022

    Michelle - I just wanted to extend my deepest condolences to you for the loss of your Dad. I'm so very sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this tough time. Please know I'm sending hugs to you for healing! Love, Talia DeMinter (Theel)

  • 08/30/2022

    So sorry for your loss.

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