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May 10, 2018

Richard G. Legler

Richard G. Legler, age 94 of New Glarus, passed away on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at the New Glarus Home. He was born at home on February 6, 1924, to his parents, George and Marie (Stump) Legler.

Richard graduated from New Glarus High School in 1941. He farmed with his family and then worked for the railroad and then Federal Industries in Belleville until retiring. Richard enjoyed fishing, bowling, shooting pool, and gardening. He was also an avid Packer and Brewer fan. Richard was a member of the Swiss United Church of Christ in New Glarus.

Richard is survived by his twin brother, Robert L. Legler; sister, Ruth Legler Anderson; sister-in-law, Betty Legler; nephews, Harold (Joan) Legler, Ron (Amy) Legler, and Mike (Sarah) Anderson; nieces, Jean (Fritz) vonHeimburg, Sue (Roy) Kempfer, Julie Anderson, Pam Anderson, and Kay Anderson. He is further survived by cousins, Betty Parkin, Pat (Bill) Pomplin, and Bob Parkin; great-nieces and great-nephews, Ivy, Mary, Jesse, Katie, Alaina, Elisa, Eric, Andy, Jaclyn, Tom, Britt, Tyler, Steven, Jenelle, and Nicole.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Arthur G. Legler; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Jelle Legler, Mary Marty Legler; and a brother-in-law, Thomas C. Anderson.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, May 5, 2018, at the Zentner-Beal Funeral Home, 29 Sixth Avenue, New Glarus, WI, with the Rev. Kim Moeller officiating. Relatives and friends called from 9:30 a.m. until time of services on Saturday at the Zentner-Beal Funeral Home in New Glarus.

The family would like to thank the staffs of Agrace HospiceCare, Inc. and the New Glarus Home for the kind and compassionate care given to Richard.

An online memorial with guestbook is available at


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