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Richard "Dick" Whippler

February 9, 1940 — April 13, 2021

Wausau

Richard “Dick” Charles Whippler, 81, of Wausau, passed away at Aspirus Wausau Hospital on Tuesday, April 13, 2021.

Dick was born in Wausau on February 9, 1940, to the late Mitchell and Evelyn (Scheal) Whippler. On February 11, 1961, Dick married his best friend and the love of his life, Audrey Mueller at St. Therese Parish. She preceded him in death on July 17, 2019.

In Dick’s youthful years, and while his health allowed it, he enjoyed hunting, going to the casino, camping, and attending family reunions. Throughout his life, he enjoyed watching his son Bob and his grandchildren in their wrestling matches, Nascar, and WWE on television.  In later years, Stephanie, his only granddaughter, would take him to his appointments, for drives, and just sit and visit with each other. Even though grandpa would complain about her driving, everyone knew that he truly enjoyed spending time with her. Most important to him were his family and friends. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Dick is survived by his children, Scott Whippler, Ronald (Darlene) Whippler, Jackie (Curtis) Kerstner, and Bob (Juelle) Whippler; his grandchildren, Cole and Stephanie Kerstner, Noah Whippler, Ronnie Whippler Jr., Brian Frankfourth, John, Josh, and Jesse Modrzejewski; great-grandchildren, Monica and McKenzie; as well as his sibling’s, Ken “Bucky” (Merrie), Gene, Alice (DuWayne) Balk, Bev Dickenson, Elizabeth Glatczak, and Marie (Ron) Kania.

In addition to his wife Audrey, Dick was preceded in death by his sister, Joan Erdman; and his brother’s, Jim Glatczak and Travis Russ.

Funeral services will take place at 11:00 am on Friday, April 23, 2021, at Helke Funeral Home, 302 Spruce Street, Wausau. Pastor Tim Swanson will officiate. Visitation will take place on Thursday, April 22, 2021, from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm and again on Friday, from 10:00 am until the time of services. All to take place at the funeral home. Family and friends are asked to go to www.helke.com to leave words of remembrance and online condolences.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, April 22, 2021

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Helke Funeral Home and Cremation Service

302 Spruce St, Wausau, WI 54401

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Visitation

Friday, April 23, 2021

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Helke Funeral Home and Cremation Service

302 Spruce St, Wausau, WI 54401

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Funeral Service

Friday, April 23, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Helke Funeral Home and Cremation Service

302 Spruce St, Wausau, WI 54401

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