Rich Hantge grew up in the Hutchinson and Brownton area and graduated from Hutchinson High School in 1985. He furthered his education at Minnesota State University in Mankato and later transferred and graduated from the University of Minnesota’s Mortuary Science program in 1989. He was employed at Washburn-McReavy Funeral Chapels in Minneapolis for three years before joining his father and brother in the family business in 1991. Rich is married to Wendy and has two boys, Gavin and Jay. In his spare time, he enjoys lake activities with his family and golfing.