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Richard "Dick" J. Wisher

Richard "Dick" J. Wisher

Richard “Dick” J. Wisher, age 86, of Bayport, MN, died Sunday October 9, 2022, at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, MN.

Dick was born October 5, 1936, in Menomonie.  He was the son of Lewis and Grace (Hossman) Wisher.  Dick grew up in Menomonie and graduated from Menomonie High School in 1954.  He attended University of Wisconsin-Stout and River Falls.  Dick served in the Minnesota National Guard for several years. Dick married Sandra Olson April 20, 1963 in St. Paul, MN.   Dick worked for 3M in St. Paul for 36 years, retiring as a Purchasing Agent.

Dick enjoyed golfing, boating, attending all sporting activities, spending summer months at their lake home on Tainter Lake and winters in Pompano Beach, FL.

The family would like to thank the staff at Cambridge Senior Living in Hudson for their special care shown to Dick.

Dick is survived by his wife, Sandra; sister-in-law, Sharon (Bob) Heck and several nieces, nephews and great nieces & nephews.  He is preceded in death by his parents.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Samaritan Purse, Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie or the donor’s choice.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday October 22, 2022, at Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie with Rev. Bob Friese officiating, burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at the Rhiel Funeral Home.


  1. Jennifer Rhein

    So sorry to hear of Dick's passing, I worked with him in 3M Sourcing and he was always so much fun and good to work with. My sincere condolences to all.

  2. Florence & Bernie

    Dear Sandy,
    We have many fond memories of the times we spent with you and Dick. May the love and support of friends and family bring you comfort at this difficult time.
    hugs, Florence & Bernie

  3. Mary Mabie (Sorenson)

    Sandy and family, so sorry to hear of the passing of Dick. I worked with Dick at 3M. He was a good mentor and friend. He also knew my Dad, Darrell Sorenson who owned Swanson Drug on 7th and Arcade back in the day. My heart goes out to you. He was a very special person. Thoughts and prayers to you all????????.

  4. wayne anderson

    Sandy and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I came to purchasing in the 70's as a newbie. I really got to know Dick on outside activities, Wonewok, company picnics and Janice Hickey's summer get togethers etc. He was a good man. He will be missed by all.
    Wayne D. Anderson Sourcing Manager

  5. John Patton

    Sandy, U have my sincere sympathy in ur loss, I am so happy Bob and I visited U and Dick, he was a good friend
    Always, John

  6. Molly Lynch

    What a wonderful man! I am so blessed to have grown up in Tainter Lake with Wisher as one of many surrogate fathers. He was larger than life and gave the most amazing hugs. I will always remember his kind spirit and his love for everyone he encountered. He was a kind and wonderful man. I think of him often :) Sending hugs to you, Sandy.

  7. Mary Lou (Morrow) DeZelar

    Dear Sandy,
    My heartful sympathy to you. Dick was such a good guy and God blessed you with many happy years together. I will pray for you and your family during this difficult time. Love,
    Mary Lou (Morrow) DeZelar

  8. Gladys Keopp

    Sandra and Wisher Family sorry for your loss, Dick was a very good man. I worked with Dick at 3M for many years.

  9. Karen (Nelson) Stern

    Sandy, we are so sorry for your loss. Our friendship goes back many years ago when I was 3Mer but we had some good times together! Take care my friend.
    Jerry and Karen (Nelson) Stern

  10. Judy Norrish

    Dick will be missed at the Jack Harmon chicken dinners. Always so friendly to the waitresses. Hugs sent to his wife.

  11. Cheryl Rhead Beguhn

    Sandy,I’m sorry to hear about Dick. Such good memories at the cottage next to Mom and Dad ( Cy and Toots Rhead). I’m so glad we got to know you. Hugs. Cheryl ????

  12. Herb Gish

    To the Wisher family, please accept my condolences for your loss.
    Herb Gish, 3M Retired Purchasing Agent

  13. Fred Banhozer

    Sandy and the Wisher family, I had the pleasure of knowing Dick in the 70's when he and others from Purchasing were co-located with Hard Goods Mfg. before relocating to the main Purchasing Dept in the 70's. He was a good man and we had a few laughs over the years.
    Dick, thank you for your service to our country and may you RIP.
    Thoughts and prayers to the Wisher family for your loss.
    Fred Banholzer, 3M Retired Sourcing Manager, Vietnam Veteran-USN

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