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Official Obituary of

Ricky J. Kaebisch Sr.

January 18, 1949 ~ February 29, 2024 (age 75) 75 Years Old
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Ricky Kaebisch Sr. Obituary

Ricky J. Kaebisch, a spirited and selfless man whose loving nature touched the lives of many, passed away peacefully on February 29, 2024, in Tomah, WI. He was born on January 18, 1949, in Waukesha, WI, to proud parents Laurel and Ione (Martin) Kaebisch and grew up in the Muskego, WI area, graduating from Muskego High School.

Ricky's life was marked by a deep commitment to his family, his country, and his community. On September 18, 1971, he married the love of his life, Christine M. Giefer, at St. James Catholic Church in Camp Douglas, WI, and together they welcomed two children into the world, Ricky Jr. and Kelly. His dedication to his family was unwavering, and he took immense joy in the accomplishments and milestones of his children and later, his cherished grandchildren Rilye, Gabriella, Jenna, Reid, and Carter Kaebisch.

A man of honor and duty, Ricky served his country for 36 years in the Wisconsin National Guard. His career began shortly after high school when he joined the Guard and worked at the Nike Site near Milwaukee until its closure. He then transferred to the USPFO site in Camp Douglas, WI, where not only did he continue his service but also met his beloved Christine. Ricky's commitment to service was a testament to his character and the selfless way he led his life.

Ricky's passions extended beyond his work and family. He was an avid Harley Motorcycle rider, finding freedom and solace on the open road. A true Wisconsinite, he reveled in watching the Milwaukee Brewers and was known to enjoy a Miller High Life with friends at Castle Rock Lake. His hands were rarely still, as he found pleasure in woodworking, creating beautiful projects for his wife and family.

He is survived by his two sons, Ricky Jr. (Nicole) of Salem, WI, and Kelly of Mauston, WI; his brother, Ron of Muskego, WI; and his sister, Renee Kaebisch of Muskego, WI. His life was further enriched by his five grandchildren, two nieces, one nephew, and a host of other relatives and friends who will miss him dearly. Ricky was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Christine, his sister-in-law Janet Kaebisch, and brother-in-law Gerry Giefer.

Ricky's legacy is one of unbridled joy, boundless love, and generous spirit. He was a man who gave freely of himself and made an indelible mark on the hearts of those who knew him. The memories he created with his family and friends will be treasured as a reminder of the wonderful man he was.

Rest in peace, Ricky. Your legacy will not be forgotten, and your spirit will forever ride on in the hearts of those you left behind.

A Memorial service will be announced later.  The Hare Funeral Home in New Lisbon is assisting with arrangements.  Online condolences are available at

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