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Richard Otto Backhaus

Richard Otto Backhaus Richard Otto Backhaus


Richard “Richie” Otto Backhaus, age 86, passed away on Monday, November 15, 2021, at the Samaritan in West Bend. He was born on September 28, 1935, in Kewaskum to Herbert and Selma (nee Miller) Backhaus. He is known in West Bend for owning M& R Bar for 41 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and trap shooting. He loved his Packers and especially the Brewers.

Richard is survived by his three children, Rashelle (Scott) Wiedmeyer, Kevan and Ryan; his five grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

Richard is preceded in death by his loving wife, Marilyn; grandson, Aaron; his parents; three sisters and two brothers.

A Funeral Service was held at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel (1420 W. Paradise Dr., West Bend) with Pastor David Schoob presiding. Visitation was at the funeral home on Tuesday, November 23, from 3:30 p.m. until 4:45 p.m. Private Interment at Washington County Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to Trinity Lutheran Church (140 N. 7th Ave., West Bend).

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family.

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