Dick Huempfner, age 79 of Isanti, died at his home on September 19, 2020 after a brief fight with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Judi. A memorial visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. on Thursday, October 1, 2020 At Strike Life Tributes in Isanti.
Richard Austin Huempfner was born September 2, 1941 in Green Bay, Wisconsin to Austin and Marvel (Dworshak) Huempfner. Dick graduated from Two Rivers High School in 1959. He married the love of his life Judi (Luchterhand) in August 1966. He graduated University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1967 with a BS in Wildlife Management/Biology. Together they moved to Fridley, MN to attend graduate school at the University of Minnesota where he earned his Masters in Wildlife Biology. Dick started as an intern at Cedar Creek Natural History Area in Bethel, MN and continued his research involving Winter Habitat of Ruffed Grouse using Radio Telemetry. In 1981, Dick and friends started Advanced Telemetry Systems in Isanti, MN where he remained and flourished until retirement in 2010. Dick enjoyed his retirement hunting, fishing, traveling and woodworking.
Dick passed away peacefully at home on September 19, 2020 at the age of 79 on one of his favorite days of the year, opening hunting season on Ruffed Grouse. He succumbed after a short battle with liver cancer. He is survived by his wife, Judi of 54 years of Isanti, MN and two brothers, Gary and Tom of Manitowac, WI. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Austin and Marvel. A special thank you to the wonderful hospice nursing staff.
There will be a memorial at Cedar Creek Natural History Area Spring 2021.