The Free Press, Mankato, MN

October 12, 2013

Richard "Rich" H. Hoelmer


—    Richard "Rich" H. Hoelmer, 65, of Mankato, MN, died Thursday, October 10, 2013 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester of interstitial lung disease.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Mankato.  Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. at the church on Monday and will continue 1 hour prior to the service on Tuesday. Interment will be at Woodland Hills Memorial Park.  Woodland Hills Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

  Rich was born May 26, 1948 in Fairmont to Harley and Verna (Meier) Hoelmer.  He was united in marriage to Joyce Schroeder on June 15, 1974. Rich worked at AgStar Financial Services for 25 years as a credit analyst.  In his free time he enjoyed fishing, golfing, bowling, playing cards, and watching the Twins.  Rich was a member of St. Joseph the Worker.

   He is survived by his wife, Joyce Hoelmer: children, Amy (Marc) Colin and Eric (Mandy) Hoelmer; grandchildren, Anna and Ben Hoelmer; siblings, Kenneth (Dolly) Hoelmer, Lois (Bruce) Hilgendorf, David (Karla) Hoelmer, Barbara Krause, and Kathleen (David) Weiss: and many, many nieces and nephews.

Rich is preceded in death by his parents.