Richard “Rick” L. Hankes

Richard “Rick” L. Hankes, age 66, of Beaver Dam, died peacefully on Thursday, October 15, 2020, at his home.

The graveside service will be at Highland Memory Gardens in the Town of Trenton, Dodge County, Wisconsin on Friday, October 30, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. Deacon Ed Cody will officiate and military honors will be provided by the John E. Miller American Legion Post #146.

Richard Lee Hankes was born on November 28, 1953 in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin to Ralph G. and Lorayne (Freudensprung) Hankes. In 1971, he joined the United States Army and was honorably discharged in 1974. Rick worked as a social worker for many years for Dodge County Health Department. He was also a transcriptionist for Agnesian Health in Fond du Lac for a number of years. Rick was united in marriage with Patricia Tobin on September 25, 2004 in Beaver Dam.

Rick is survived by his wife, Patricia Hankes of Beaver Dam; daughter, Kristin; son, Jeremy Hankes; grandchildren; brothers and sister, Ronald (Diana) Hankes of Milwaukee, Robert (Cindy) Hankes of Beaver Dam, and Diane (Charles) Poetter of Beaver Dam; nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.

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