Richard W. Hein

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Richard W. Hein, 83, of Owatonna, Minn., and formerly of Prairie du Chien, passed away Thursday, Dec. 21, at his home surrounded by his family. 


He was born Nov. 14, 1934, in Dubuque, Iowa, the son of Milton and Virginia (Donner) Hein. Richard farmed most of his life in Clayton County, Iowa. 


He is survived by his sons Jerry Hein, Roger (Danielle) Hein, Chad (Audre) Hein and Robert (Andrea McGuire) Hein, all of Blooming Prairie, Minn., Tony (Brenda Rufledt) Hein, of Bloomer; his daughters, Lisa (Skip Check) Hein, of Eastman, Teresa Hein (Mike Trnka) and Barb (Jeff) Stendel, both of Owatonna, Minn.; a sister Diane (Loren) Fishler, of Prairie du Chien; 33 grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren; along with his dear friend Carol Armoto. 


He was preceded in death by a daughter Wendy Hess; his brothers, Milton Fred Jr., David Willard Sr., Howard John and Bruce Milton; a sister Marlene Virginia Mattie; two infant sisters; along with two grandsons, Ryan and Ethan.


Funeral services will be Thursday, Dec. 28, at 11 a.m., at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Rev. Joe Irvin officiating, with burial in the Evergreen Cemetery both in Prairie du Chien. Friends may call on Wednesday, Dec. 27, from 4 to 8 p.m.,  at the Garrity Funeral Home in Prairie du Chien, and at the church on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of services. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Allina Hospice Program, 2350 NW 26th St., Owatonna, MN 55060.


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