Richard “Dick” “Emmy” Emahiser, 70, formerly of Eden Prairie, died suddenly Friday, February 19, 2021 at his home in Crosslake, MN. A celebration of Dick’s life will be held later this year, more details to follow as they become available.
Currently, a video tribute in remembrance of Dick’s life is available for viewing courtesy of the Nelson-Doran Funeral Home here.
Dick was born July 1, 1950 in Willmar, the son of Robert and Genevieve (Noel) Emahiser. After graduating from Mounds View High School, Dick earned a degree in Education from Hamline University. In 1972 he began his teaching career in Eden Prairie where he met fellow teacher and his loving wife Diane. Dick and Diane have been married for 48 years.
Dick was a dedicated and a beloved teacher for 34 years during which he taught Phy-Ed and outdoor education at Eden Prairie High School.
For all who knew him, they will remember that hockey was a lifelong passion of his. For over 48 years he coached and mentored players of all ages, and he led coach and player development programs across many school districts in Minnesota and for the USA Hockey program.
As much as he loved hockey and teaching, nothing meant more to him than his family. He was a loving husband, a supportive and encouraging father, and he cherished spending time with his family and grandchildren. He was always up for an adventure! He enjoyed teaching them all of life’s lessons, especially to build, skate and fish.
He is survived by his wife, Diane; son Rob (Wendy) Emahiser; grandchildren, Ali Trebesch, Abbey Emahiser, Trevor Emahiser, Peighton Novakowski and Coby Novaskowski; his sister Susan (Robert) Monroe. He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Jennifer.
For more hockey history visit: www.minnesotahockey.org/news_article/show/777009-richard-emahiser-named-2017-ted-brill-award-recipient
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