Dick Allen Oehlhof


PORTAGE – Dick Allen Oehlhof, age 88, of Portage, passed away on Thursday, April 30, 2020, at Divine Savior Healthcare Hospital, surrounded by his family.             

Dick was born on June 27, 1931 in Spencerville, Ohio, on the family farm, the son of William and Nondis (Shively) Oehlhof.  He was married to Joyce Ann Gales.  Dick was self-employed since 1953, and was the owner operator of DJ Fence Company.  He was quite a jokester and loved people.  Dick did not know a stranger.  His passion was flying, and he had owned three airplanes.  We would like to thank all who patronized our business;  it was greatly appreciated.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce (Gales) Oehlhof, Portage;  his children, Teresa Thatcher, Mark (Linda) Oehlhof, Rex Oehlhof, and Ryan (Lori) Oehlhof;  a special member of our family, Gary Bergenske;  14 grandchildren, Nick, Noelle, Shia, Beau, Sarah, Terah, Paige, Justin, Jackson, Jordon, Jessica, James, Joseph, and Jacob; 7 great-grandchildren, Kaleb, Kayla, Kaden, Elise, Nathan, Ezra and Gabriel;  other near relatives and many close friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers and sisters, John, Mary Lou, Martha, Clair and Ben; and his grandparents, Frederick and Wilhelmina (Scholl) Oehlhof and John and Mary (Ritters) Shively..      

A private memorial service will be held on Friday, July 24, 2020 at Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage, with the Rev. David Hankins officiating.  Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, July 24, 2020 at the funeral home. Inurnment will be private.

The Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage is assisting the family.  

For information please call 608 742-2126 (Portage, WI) or 608 635-2763 (Poynette, WI)