Richard R. Heath

Richard R. Heath

MADISON-Richard Raymond Heath, age 74, of Madison, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, at UW Hospital.

He was born on June 20, 1943, in Madison, the son of Margaret (Spader) Bass. Richard attended Central High School in Madison. He served in the U. S. Navy from 1963 to 1967.

Richard worked as a metal fabricator for Bou-Matic until retirement. He loved watching his Sunday NASCAR, boating and camping on Crystal Lake, watching football-the green and red, spending quality time with family, and lunch dates with his granddaughters and great-granddaughters.

Richard is survived his daughters, Lisa (Jason) Kowalewsky and Tracy (Stan Otis ) Heath; two granddaughters, Cammie Gladem and Kelsey Gladem; grandson, Kaden Kowalewsky; three great-grand daughters, Kiley Borchers, and KeMarianna and DeAnna Leggett; brother, Chuck (Gloria ) Heath; and three sisters, Barbara Heath, Susan Sherrick, and Debra (Edward) Franklin. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Diane Johnson; brother-in-law, Shorty Sherrick; and nephew, David Johnson.

A memorial gathering will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL AND CREMATION CARE, 5203 Monona Dr., Madison, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018.

Online condolences may be made at

Gunderson East
Funeral & Cremation Care
5203 Monona Drive