Richard E. Chaput, Sr.

American FlagRichard E. Chaput, Sr., Army Veteran, age 62 of Brookfield. Beloved husband of Christine Chaput, nee Miller. Loving father of Richard E. (Stacey) Chaput, Jr., Nicole (Peter) Kooy and Danielle Chaput; devoted grandfather of Richard E. Chaput III, Nina Chaput, Logan Neumann – Chaput and Kenzie Kooy; brother of Michael (Marie) Chaput, Susan (Steve) Kummer and the late Thomas L. (Mary) Chaput III; uncle and great uncle to many. Richard was predeceased by his parents Thomas Chaput, Jr. and Arlene Chaput, nee Binkley. Visitation Friday, January 5, 2018 from 2 P.M. to 8 P.M. and Saturday, January 6, 2018 from 9 A.M. to 9:30 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield. Funeral Saturday 9:30 A.M. to St. Francis Xavier Church, Mass 10 A.M. Interment Private. Information 708-485-2000 or

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  1. Anthony Castelluccio Jr condolence:

    Rick will be missed by all who knew him and called him friend, he was there for everyone who needed a shoulder to lean on. I will always remember him as a stand up guy and a friend and nephew. Uncle Tony

  2. Diana Choren condolence:

    We are so sorry about Rick’s passing. He was such a wonderful person who we all loved dearly. The biggest man I ever knew with the biggest heart. We love you all and have been and will continue to send strength and love. Kisses and hugs to all of you.

  3. Dan and Alena McCarthy condolence:

    Uncle Rick will be truly missed. He had a place in our hearts and will forever live on in our memories. Our deepest condolences to my family. Sending hugs and strength to everyone.

  4. Jeff Parks condolence:

    Rick and I came from the same neighborhood. Our connection was, we were both uncles to my beautiful nieces, Melissa and Bridgette. I always looked forward to talking with Rick,at family functions,due to the fact, we were both easy going guys and could carry on an interesting conversation, that wasn’t forced or awkward. The Last time I saw Rick,was at my Dad’s, wake. Always a gentleman, always a pleasure to be around. Another good person, gone too soon. RIP,you will be missed by many.

  5. Paul Cherner condolence:

    Christine & Bridget,
    Offering you my condolences on the loss of your husband & uncle. May you be comforted during this difficult time by your many memories of the times you were together with him over the years.

  6. Michael Viverito condolence:

    Christene So sorry to hear of your loss. May your husband be at peace.
    Love cousin Mike & Nancy Viverito

  7. Michael Viverito condolence:

    Christene, We’re so sorry to hear of your lloss.May Your husband be at peace and may the good lord bless his soul.
    Love cousin Mike & Nancy Viverito

  8. Frank & Stacey Castelluccio condolence:

    We are so sad to hear of Rick’s passing. He was a great man who gave some much love and generosity to others. He will surely be missed. We wish we could come in for the memorial service but the weather right now makes travel difficult. We send our deepest condolences to all of the family. You are all in our prayers.

  9. Chris Castelluccio condolence:

    Rick was a true friend and one of my favorite people. He was always there when needed and helped us a lot during Pat’s illness. Our fishing trips won’t be the same without the “big guy” around. He was a Rock and you could always count on him being a steady and friendly face when you needed it. We all loved him and the kiddies seem to love him the most. A gentle giant. We will all miss him dearly. Good bye my Friend.

  10. Lori and Sal Gerage condolence:

    Dear chap it family; I am so sorry to hear about your loss. It’s never easy. No words seen to help so all I will say is I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers. I will pray that God is with you during your time of grieving. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
    Warm regards,,
    Lori and Sal Gerage

  11. Joann Borgert condolence:

    Our thoughts and prayers to the Chaput family. May Rick rest in peace.

  12. Dave Gibbs condolence:

    To Mike, Susie & all of your families- I’m so sad to have heard of Rick’s passing and sad for your loss. I hadn’t seen Rick in a while but it was always nice to experience his dry sense of humor when our paths crossed. I’m glad to have kept him entertained in Mr. Wolfe’s History class back in the day. My thoughts & prayers are with you all.

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