Richard Unger

May 20, 1955 - May 28, 2022

Richard E. Unger, age 67, of New Prague, died peacefully with his family at his side at home on Saturday, May 28, 2022. Richard was born on May 20, 1955 in New Prague to Albert and Irene (Ambroz) Unger. He graduated from New Prague High School and farmed for a short time before going to work at MVE/Chart, as a plumber/welder, the job he would hold for 32 years. After that he worked in various factories until his cancer diagnosis. After being good friends and kind of dating for 8 years, with just a little bit of a nudge, Richard married the love of his life, Nancy A. Dohmen on August 31, 1985 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Union Hill.

Richard was a member of the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus, a proud blood donor, and a dedicated member of the New Prague Pyrotechnic team; since the early 80’s, he was enthusiastically on the team bringing the annual 4th of July Fireworks. Having enjoyed his years in 4H as a boy, he especially enjoyed helping his children with their 4H projects. He loved watching his daughter play high school hockey. Richard was a man of many hobbies and interests. He loved watching the Vikings, Twins, and other sports on TV. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, camping, baking, gardening, traveling, WWII history, and surfing the internet, and for awhile, enjoyed bartending for his father-in-law. His absolute favorite activity, however, was any activity that involved his grandkids. They were the apple of his eye and he was looking forward to the birth of the newest grandchild to be born later this year. His patient and gentle presence will be missed at that blessed event and by all who knew him.

Richard is survived by his wife Nancy of New Prague; children, Mari Unger (special friend, Loren) of New Prague; Ethan (Laura) Unger of New Prague; grandchildren, Noah Sargent, Emma Unger, & Unger baby-to-be; brother, Larry (Kathy) Unger of North Liberty, IA; sisters, Bonnie (Greg) Novak & Diane (Ron) Johnson, both of New Prague; aunts, Bernice Tupy & Rita Ambroz, both of New Prague; mother-in-law, Dorothy Dohmen of Montgomery; sisters- and brothers-in-law, Monica Dohmen of Baudette, Steve (Wendy) Dohmen of Le Sueur, Greg (Stacy) Dohmen of New Prague, Kathleen Dohmen of Sacramento, CA, Tim (Connie) Dohmen of Gardena, CA, Jean (Todd) Listul of Brainerd, Chris (Dee) Dohmen of New Prague. He is preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, June 4, 2022 at 10 AM at St. John’s Catholic Church in Union Hill with Father Kevin Clinton officiating. Visitation will take place on Friday from 4-7 pm and Saturday morning from 7:30-9:30 at Bruzek Funeral Home. Burial will occur at St. John’s Cemetery with lunch following at the KC Hall.

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Mrs Marie V Murphy
28 days ago

Your aussie friends regret that they were not able to meet Rich, which is their loss. Nancy, Mari and Ethan with partners and children you are in out thoughts.

Mary Ann Ardolf
28 days ago

Nancy our deepest sympathy on your loss. Mary Ardolf

Jo Meillier
1 month ago

Nancy, I am so sorry for your loss. I feel your pain, having gone through this 8 1/2 years ago. ❤️

Mary Jean Horstmann
1 month ago

To Nancy and family of Rich Unger, You have my sincerest sympathy in your loss of Rich. May you be comforted by your many memories of Rich and the Christian vision that he continues to live in your hearts. I especially enjoyed the friendship of your family. God Bless You

Nancy Fierst
1 month ago

We are so sorry for the loss of your loved one,Rich. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Our deepest sympathy! Nancy and Randy Fierst

Judy Slavik
1 month ago

Nancy, so sorry for your great loss. Thoughts and prayers to you and yours.

Mark and Chris Wolf
1 month ago

So sorry to hear of Rich’s passing. Many memories of fun times with you both and especially the early pyrotechnic days. Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family Nancy.

Jessica and family
1 month ago

Sending lots of love and hugs your way. Rich will be missed but never forgotten. Lots of good laughs were had. Love you

Russ and Katie Seurer
1 month ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with You all. Rich was one of a kind. Such a kind loving guy. He will be missed for sure. Love and hugs to you all❤️

Neil Zimmerman
1 month ago

So sorry for your loss Nancy

Chuck and Karla
1 month ago

Sincere condolences to Nancy and Family. May he begin his journey into everlasting life ❤️

Jerry Soukup
1 month ago

So sorry to hear of Rich’s passing. Such a great friend, so kind and sincere. Thoughts and prayers to the family.

Linda Stauffer
1 month ago

I am saddened to hear this and send prayers and love to his family.

Doug & Jean Zimanske
1 month ago

Sad to hear the news! My condolences to Nancy and the whole family. What a great guy!

Greg & Mary Soukup
1 month ago

Our deepest sympathy to each of you at this time. Thoughts and prayers to everyone.

Barb Bohnsack
1 month ago

So sorry for your loss he will be missed.

Cindy
1 month ago

So sorry for your loss.prayers for
strength for your family .

Jet Slavik
1 month ago

So sorry for your loss, Nancy…

Mary Ellen Baldwin
1 month ago

So sorry For Your Loss Nancy

Kenneth Kroyer
1 month ago

Nancy So sorry for your loss, prayers for you and your family’s.

Jenice Grundhoffer
1 month ago

Sorry for your loss

Don Rose
1 month ago

Our thoughts are with you and your family.. blessed is his name and the life he lived.

JuliePrchal
1 month ago

Sorry for your loss. Prayers during this difficult time.

Roger and Sharon Skluzacek
1 month ago

We are so sorry for the lost of your love Nancy! Much love to you Mari and Ethan plus families. Prayer for peace of souls and strength for the coming days

Richard and Diana Jilek
1 month ago

So sad to hear about Richard. You are in our prayers. Our sincere sympathy to all of you. May God wrap his arms around you and bring you comfort.

Gary Jilek
1 month ago

I am so sorry to hear about Richard, you have my deepest sympathy. I know he will be missed. God bless!

Deacon Bob Wagner
1 month ago

Dear Nancy and family. I am so saddened to hear of Richard’s passing. I know that there are no words I can say that can alleviate the great loss you are feeling. I know Richard is enveloped into God’s eternal embrace of love. I pray that God’s compassion and care fill your lives as you journey through your grieving. If things get overwhelming please call me. Peace, Deacon Bob

Charlene Skluzacek
1 month ago

May God wrap your family in loving arms and give you the strength for the days ahead and light for the way. Your faith in God will see you through. Remember one day at a time. Take care and know you Nancy can call me for a shoulder to lean on. Don and Charlene

JeNean Erickson
1 month ago

My sincere condolences to Nancy, Mari, Ethan and their families and sympathy also extended to Larry, Bonnie, Diane and their families.

Larry Unger
1 month ago

Thank you JeNean!
God Bless

Diane Johnson
1 month ago

Thank you JeNean! He is greatly missed. He is now with his loving parents and is pain free.

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