Richard Nett

Richard “Dick” M. Nett, 82, of Kiel passed away Monday, Nov. 15, 2021 at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center from complications of an automobile accident.

Dick was born Dec. 12, 1938 in Sheboygan to the late Elmer and Alexia (Lulloff) Nett. He graduated from Kiel High School with the class of 1957. Dick served his country in the United States Army from 1962 until 1964 and was a member of the AMVETS Post 99 in Manitowoc. On Jan. 18, 1969 he married the former Diane McCarthy at St. Mary Church in Manitowoc.

Dick worked alongside his father at Nett Insurance Agency until his father’s passing in 1967 when he took over the business. He was known to many for handing out pencils in the Kiel parade every year. In 2011 he retired, selling the agency. He was a charter member of the Kiel Jaycees, holding a lifetime membership and serving in many offices. He was also the co-chair when the Hingiss Park footbridge was constructed. Dick was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, and was a 4th Degree Knight. He was an active lifetime member of Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, and enjoyed serving as a Eucharistic minister.

Dick was a proud Green Bay Packers stock owner and fan. He enjoyed stock car racing, ‘50s music (he always dreamed about being a radio DJ), and collecting German beer steins. He looked forward to his travels with Diane, especially spending winters in Florida with Natalie, visiting Branson 23 times and touring Europe, especially Austria and Switzerland.

In addition to his wife, Diane, he was the proud father of his three daughters, Natalie Nett (Doug Witas) of Florida, Stefanie Nett (Drew Miller) of Minnesota, and Valerie Nett of Fond du Lac; his sister, Carole (Jim) Wedge of Kiel; his sister-in-law, Sarah (Roger) Sleger of Idaho; and his aunt, Alyce Lulloff of Kiel. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends, including longtime friend Steve Prissel.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Bernice and Roland McCarthy.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, Nov. 19 at 11:30 a.m. at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 423 Fremont St., Kiel. Visitation will be held on Friday at the church from 9:30 until 11:15 a.m. Burial will follow at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery, with military honors provided by the Kiel VFW Post #6707. Please visit to send online condolences.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established for Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and the Kiel Knights of Columbus.

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