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Richard P. Biel
  • July 04, 1951
  • -
  • January 22, 2021

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Richard P. Biel was born on July 4th, 1951 in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin to Harold and Eleanor Biel. Richard passed on January 22nd, 2021 in The Villages, Florida surrounded by the love of his family and friends from near and far. He was 69 years old.
Richard had five siblings; Kay (Warren Bilke), David (Charlotte), Dean, Dale (Marcia), and Dennis (Diane). Richard started his schooling in South Beaver Dam, and graduated in 1969 from Beaver Dam High School. He began his career as an engineer/draftsman until he found his way into insurance. Starting in sales, he worked his way to becoming president of the company and created Choice Insurance. Dick loved what he did, connecting with his clients and the community. He worked hard to provide a future for his children and grandchildren.
Richard married Susan Page in May 1979. They had two children together – Lindsay Marie (John Reuter) and Joseph Page (Elvisa). He became a grandfather in 2016. He had four beloved grandchildren – Adelleine Grace, Thomas John, Daniel and Madison Lilimarie.
Dick loved to golf and taught both children the game. He also enjoyed dirt track racing. He and his friend Tim Fletcher started a duo so he could achieve a dream and race in the Legends series.
In 2006 Dick bought a house in The Villages where he loved to spend time. He retired in 2018 and became a Florida resident in 2020 – yet continued his love of the Badgers! He was part of Post Polio club to connect with, and help survivors of disease he fought his entire life.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of our beloved Dick will be held in Wisconsin in July 2021.


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  1. 26 Feb 2021
    Dennis Brooks says:
    Dick you were such a good friend ever since we met in High School. Then we became even better friends as you and I worked so hard together on our Class Reunions. I along with our Classmates will forever be grateful for what you did to keep our Class together all these years. And I'll always be grateful for our friendship for all these years. Rest in Peace my good friend❤.

  2. 01 Feb 2021
    Joseph and Elvisa Biel posted an image:
    Masking up together for the first time.
    Masking up together for the first time.

  3. 30 Jan 2021
    Kathy Bohn says:
    Dick you will be so missed. It was great working for you and your years of friendship will never be forgotten . I will miss not talking to you. It's so sad you didn't get to enjoy many more years of retirement after working so hard.

  4. 29 Jan 2021
    DENNIS AND DENISE KEMMEL lit a candle:
    Lit since January 29, 2021 at 1:40:16 PM

  5. 29 Jan 2021
    DENNIS KEMMEL says:
    TO MY FRIEND "BIG DICK" THERE ARE SO MANY MEMORIES YOU HAVE LEFT ME , OUR WORKING RELATIONSHIP THRU THE YEARS , OUR MONTHLY BULL SESSIONS IN YOUR CORNER OFFICE, OUR LUNCHES AT BENVENITO'S OR AS YOU USED TO SAY MEET YOU AT "BENT NOODLES" FOR LUNCH, THE GOLF OUTINGS WITH OUR YOUNG SONS AT CAMELOT BACK IN THE DAY, AND WE CAN NEVER FORGET THE AGENCY CHRISTMAS PARTIES WHERE YOU WOULD SING KARAOKE TO NON OTHER THAN "TEQUILA" ,IN CLOSING I WILL ALWAYS THINK OF YOU WHEN I DRIVE BY TUCKERS ON SOUTH MAIN IN FOND DU LAC WHERE YOU WOULD ENJOY THEIR DOUBLE CHEESE BURGERS, REST IN PEACE BUDDY, UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN

  6. 29 Jan 2021
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    Lit since January 29, 2021 at 1:07:17 AM

  7. 29 Jan 2021
    Cathi Willette says:
    My dear friend Dick - we've been friends since childhood when our fathers were Eagles Club members. I will miss you along with so many others from our BDHS Class of 1969!! RIP my friend!!

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  11. 28 Jan 2021
    Mary Jane says:
    Dick was a very special person in my life. We enjoyed each other's company before he was ill and throughout his illness. I was by his side to his final end. A piece of my heart is missing. He is now in a better place with no more pain.

  12. 28 Jan 2021
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  13. 28 Jan 2021
    Don Williams says:
    Dick, I will miss all the fun at those Badger Games and I will miss all the golf outings we had together. I will also miss our working together. Rest in Peace partner and friend!

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