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Ambuel, John Philip
In Waukesha, Wisconsin on March 22, 1997, after a ten year battle with Parkinson's disease. Born March 23, 1918 on a homestead outside Broadus, Montana, he attended Luther College, Decorah Iowa, and the University of Chicago Medical School. In 1946 he married Marion Storck, a fine artist, originally of Wheaton, Illinois. After completing internship at Doctor's Hospital, Seattle, Washington (1947), he was stationed as a naval officer in Bremerton, Washington (1947 to 1949). He completed pediatric residency at Children's Hospital of Detroit in 1951, followed by a 2-year hematology fellowship at the University of Chicago. From 1953 until 1974 he was Professor of Pediatrics and Preventive Medicine, Ohio State University Medical School, and Director of Ambulatory Services, Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio. During his tenure at Ohio State he helped to found the Ambulatory Pediatric Association. Subsequently, he served as Professor of Pediatrics at Northwestern University Medical School and Director of Ambulatory Services at Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago (1974 - 1978), followed by an appointment at the Medical College of Wisconsin, from 1978 to 1988, as Professor of Family Medicine and Pediatrics. After retiring at the age of 70, and throughout his struggles with Parkinson's disease, his love of children and deep concern for the well-being of others always remained strong. He leaves behind a loving family: Marion Ambuel, his wife of 50 years; a sister, Louise Ambuel, of Chicago, Illinois; a son, Jack and his wife Yuping of Madison, Wisconsin; a son, Bruce and his wife Helen, of Brookfield, Wisconsin; a son, David and his wife Patinya, of Fredericksburg, Virginia; five grandchildren, Laura, Brian, David, Patiphan and Philip. Memorials to the Child Abuse Prevention Fund (Box 1997, M.S. 3085, Milwaukee, WI, 53201) are deeply appreciated.

Barbeau, Louis J.
Born to Eternal Life Thursday, March 27, 1997, age 83 years. Of Brookfield, formerly of Wauwatosa. Loving husband of Evelyn and deceased Dorothy. Stepfather of Jean (Denis) Utech. Step grandfather of Michele (Jay) Cashmore and Robert Utech. Step great grandfather of Allison. Preceded in death by his brother Norman and sister Dorothy. Further survived by brother Donald (Josephine) Barbeau, dear nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Visitation Mon., March 31 at the Funeral Home, 4-7PM with Vigil at 6:30PM. Funeral Tues., April 1, 9AM from the Funeral Home to ST. BERNARD CHURCH, 1500 WAUWATOSA AVE. FOR THE MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL AT 9:30AM. Interment Calvary Cemetery, Fond du Lac, WI.
Louis was a charter member of Wauwatosa Mayfair Lions Club. Memorials to the Wisconsin Lions Camp appreciated.

Baumgartner, William J. "Bill"
March 27, 1997. Age 64 years. Beloved husband of Rosie (nee Lipp). Dear father of John. Loving grandfather of Adam, Sarah and Ariane. Brother of Harvey (Jonathon), Elmer (Hilde), John (Alice), Sister Cerella SSND, Helen (Don) Kraft; Virgie (Cliff) Draeger, and Nyla (Larry) Schwab. Preceded in death by his parents, 2 sisters and 1 brother. Further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Retiree of Allen - Bradley. Mass of Christian Burial will held Monday evening at 7 PM at St. Matthias Church, S. 93rd and W. Beloit Rd. Visitation Monday at Church 4 PM to time of Mass. Private Interment.
SCHAFF FUNERAL HOME 5920 W. Lincoln Ave. 541-7533

Block, Lucina K.
(Nee Mueller) Born to Eternal Life Sun., March 23, 1997, age 81 years. Beloved wife of the late Harold. Dear mother of Gerald (Christine) Block, Kathleen Block and James H. (Lindy) Block. Loving grandmother of Amy, Kelly and Christopher. Sister of Harry (Irene) Mueller. Further survived by other relatives and friends.
Visitation Wed., April 2, meeting at ST. JAMES CHURCH, Mequon and Range Line Roads, from 4 PM until Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 7 PM. Interment Resurrection Cemetery.
ZWASKA FUNERAL HOME 354-5330 Serving the Family

Bockhorst, Julia E.
(Nee Kowalski) Age 95 years. March 26, 1997. Beloved wife of the late Franklyn. Dear mother of the late James (Eleanore). Grandmother of Karen Niedzialkowski and Judy (Ray) Hatch. Great-grandmother of Cassie, Ben, Jim, Tanya and J.R. Sister-in-law of Olive Miller, Clara Kowalski, Matt Bockhorst and Irene Bockhorst. Godmother of Dolores (Francis) Trabert. Further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Julia was a member of Blessed Sacrament Seniors. Mass of Christian Burial Mon. 1:30 PM at BLESSED SACRAMENT CHURCH, 4005 W. Oklahoma Ave. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation at the church on Mon. 12:30-1:15 PM. Arrangements by:
MAX A. SASS & SONS OKLAHOMA AVE. DIRECTORS 645-4992

Brandt, Michael A.
March 27, 1997, age 54, of New Berlin. Beloved husband of Karen. Dear father of Jill (Bob) Johnston, Tracy (Adam) Oldenburg and Jacqueline Brandt. Dear grandfather of Courtney. Dear son of Henry and Geraldine. Dear son-in-law of Katherine and the late Leonard Placek. Dear brother of Christine (Richard) Schriener and David (Dawn); other relatives and friends. In state Mon. after 5 PM at HOLY APOSTLES CATHOLIC CHURCH (16000 W. National Ave.) with a Mass of Christian Burial at 7 PM.
LARSEN BROS. NEW BERLIN FUNERAL HOME 15250 W. National Ave. 786-2030

Breckheimer, David B.
Formerly of Menomonee Falls. Mon., March 24, 1997, age 41 years. Beloved son of Doris (the late Harry John) Breckheimer. Dear brother of Karen (life partner Tom Brennan) and Debbie. Further survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends. Memorial Mass to be held Wed. 7 PM at St. Anthony's Church, Menomonee Falls. Visitation Wed. at the church 6 PM until time of Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Heart Association appreciated.
SCHRAMKA-HERRICK Menomonee

Buege, Mary L.
Fri., March 28, 1997, age 77. Beloved wife of the late Clarence. Loving mother of Barbara (James) Hally, Ruth Buege, Mary Ann (Gordon) Krainer, Linda (James) Kowalczewski and the late Loretta Niemczynski and Robert Buege. Loving grandmother of 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Charles (Verna) and Camille. Visitation at the Funeral Home Mon., March 31, 4-7 PM. Funeral Service Tues., 11 AM at the Funeral Home. Burial Pinelawn.
KRAUSE FUNERAL HOME 7001 W. Brown Deer Rd. 354-9400

Burdick, Carol M.
Of Brookfield (nee Peller). Taken suddenly Thursday, March 27, 1997, at the age of 60 years. Lovingly survived by her husband of 38 years, Richard Burdick. Beloved mother of Julianne (Rick) Schalk, Michael Burdick, William (Mary) Burdick, James (Lisa) Burdick, Jennifer (Micky) Minhas, John (Kelly) Burdick. Loving "Nana" of Jenna-Marie Carolin Schalk and Anna Grace Burdick. Caring daughter of Irene and the late Edward Peller. Dear sister of Edward "Mickey" (Mary Margaret) Peller. Dear daughter-in-law of Ferdinand and the late Eleanor Burdick. Dear friend and sister-in-law of Kathleen (Fred) Schoendorf. Dear niece of Eugene Roemer, also survived by other relatives and many dear friends.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Monday from 4-8 PM. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday 10AM at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Wauwatosa. Please meet at church. Burial to follow at Wisconsin Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be may made to the Wisconsin Right to Life or the charity of your choice appreciated.
BECKER RITTER ELMBROOK Michael Feerick Assoc.
14075 W. North Ave. 782-5330

Chabak, Anna
March 24, 1997, age 74 years. Beloved sister of Helen Chabak. Also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Private Services were held with Interment at Wisconsin Memorial Park.
HARDER FUNERAL HOME - MILWAUKEE 442-6912

Cupery, Gwen O.
Fri., March 28, 1997. Wife of the late Nicholas P. Mother of Peter (Geri), Ann Carlson, William (Patricia) and Jane (Roger) Oslecki. Sister of Myrtle Olstad and Alva Larson. Further survived by 11 grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by 2 brothers.
A Memorial Service will be held at North Shore Congregational Church, 7300 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Fox Point on Fri., April 4 at 3 PM. The family will greet friends following the service. Memorials in Gwen's name may be made to Wisconsin Parkinson's Disease Association; the Schlitz Audubon Center; or North Shore Congregational Church.
SCHMIDT & BARTELT William R. Feerick, Associate Whitefish Bay 964-3040

Czezniejewski, Anthony
Age 87 years. March 25, 1997. Dear brother of Helen Gerencir, Alice (Lou) Dolenchek and Eugene. Further survived by relatives and friends. Funeral Mass Mon. at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, S. 66th and W. Beloit Rd. at 10 AM. Visitation at church from 9:30 AM to time of Mass. Interment St. Adalbert Cemetery.
SCHAFF FUNERAL HOME 541-7533

De Vita, Nadine M.
(Nee Sachse). Born to Eternal Life on March 28, 1997 age 82 years. Preceded in death by grandson Nicholas. Beloved wife of Dino. Dear mother of Joseph (Alexis) De Vita, Mary (Jim Hundt) De Vita, Robert (Jean) De Vita and James (Nancy) De Vita. Grandmother of Maria, Marissa, Joseph, Matthew, Peter, Michael, Dina and Victoria. Further survived by a brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral Mass Tues. April 1, 11 AM ST. FLORIAN'S CHURCH, 1233 S. 45th St., West Milwaukee. Entombment Holy Cross. Visitation Tues. (ONLY) 9 AM until time of Mass (11 AM) at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Florian's Church appreciated.
ALTSTADT-TYBORSKI

Deckow, Lorraine M.
Born to Eternal Life March 28, 1997, age 77. Preceded into Eternal Life by her husband Raymond. Beloved mother of Bonnie (the late Dr. Robert) Jachowicz. Proud grandmother of Jill (Carl) Barriere, Joy (Peter) Gilbert, Judith Arnsdorff, Robert Jachowicz II, and Jane Jachowicz. Dear sister of Lillian Knight. Further survived by 7 great grandchildren, other family and friends. In state Tuesday after 6PM at SACRED HEARTS OF JESUS AND MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH (7963 S. 116th St., Franklin) with the Mass of Christian Burial at 7PM. Private interment. Donations to the Priests of the Sacred Heart or the Sisters of Charity of St. Joan Antida appreciated.
CHURCH AND CHAPEL FUNERAL SERVICE Serving the Family Milwaukee 827-0659 Waukesha 549-0659

Diekow, George E.
March 29, 1997. Age 82. Dear husband of Agnes (nee Konkol). Dear father of Robert (CarolAnn) and Nancy (James) Cheski. Dear grandfather of Jonathan, Krystal and Michael. Dear great-grandfather of Amber Lynn and Joshua, also survived by nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. In State 4-7PM Mon. with services 5:30PM at::
LESZCZYNSKI-RITTER-LARSEN BROS. W. North Ave. at N. 54th

Dreva, Jerome E.
Of South Milwaukee, passed away March 26, 1997 at the age of 52 years. Beloved son of the late Edwin and Margaret (nee Andreska) Dreva. Fond nephew of Joseph (the late Eleanor) Andreska, Stephen (Mary) Andreska, Josephine (Millard) Walker, Lorraine (John "Bill") Nunn, Agnes (the late David) Fernholz, Frank Miskar and the late Frances Szafranski and the late Ann Andreska. Also survived by cousins, other relatives and friends.
Funeral Monday, March 31st at 7:00 PM at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 1304 Manitoba Ave., South Milwaukee, Rev. Dominic Caldogneto SX celebrant. In state at the church ONLY Monday 6:00 PM until time of Mass. Private Entombment Holy Sepulcher Cemetery. Memorials for Masses appreciated.
MOLTHEN - BELL & SONS Serving the Family South Milwaukee 762-0154

Duschene, Claude Joseph
Passed away Mar. 25, 1997 at the age of 72 years. Dear father of Kathryn (Michael) Irion, and James Duschene. Loving grandfather of Kara and Shane Irion and Danny Duschene. Dear brother of Leona (Jules) Rivard, June Stocken. Brother-in-law of Phyllis Duschene and May Duschene. Dear nephew of Bonard Tatrow. Also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Claude was preceded in death by his wife Mary Ellen (nee Olson), a sister Opal Jaynes and his brothers Thomas Duschene and James Duschene. A combined Mass of Christian Burial with his sister-in-law Gladys Wiedenhaft Wed., Apr. 2, 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church, The St. Joseph Site, Oconto, WI. In state at church from 9:30 a.m. until time of service. Burial Evergreen Cemetery, Oconto, WI.
SCHRAMKA FUNERAL HOME MILWAUKEE 464-4040

Fortuna, Christine M.
Age 44 years. March 23, 1997. Beloved mother of Therese, Timothy, Jennifer and Joseph. Loving grandmother of Ernest. Dear daughter of Lorraine Koehler. Loving sister of Richard (Kathy) Koehler. Fond granddaughter of Meta Borckmann. Also survived by Dennis Fortuna, other relatives and friends. Private services were held.
JELACIC FUNERAL HOME Serving the Family 466-2134

Fries, Adeline B.
(Nee Redsten) age 79 years, of Sussex, Fri. March 28, 1997. Beloved wife of the late Norman H. Dear mother of Norman Jr. (Patricia), Gene Carolyn (Anthony) Larscheidt, and Joan Kay (Robert) Lyon Fries. Loving grandmother of Mark, Christopher, Gena, and Elizabeth. Sister of Henry Redsten. Further survived by other relatives and friends. Funeral services Mon. 1 PM at the Funeral Home. Interment Sunnyside Cemetery. Visitation Mon. from 12 noon until time of service. Memorials to the Hamilton Education Foundation appreciated.
SCHMIDT & BARTELT A.A. SCHMIDT & SONS Hwys J and VV Sussex

Gapko, John G. Sr.
March 27, 1997, age 87. Dear father of John George Jr. (Janet). Dear brother of Frank (Lois) Janicek. Dear grandfather of John George III (Cindy). Dear great-grandfather of Abbey Rose. Also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. John was a member of the First Catholic Slovak Union. Services Tues. 9:30 AM at ST. JOSEPH'S CHURCH (corner of Holmes and Swift Ave.). Meet at the Church. Interment Holy Sepulcher. In state 4-8 PM Mon. with a Parish Vigil 6:30 PM at:
RYCZEK-LARSEN BROS. CUDAHY FUNERAL HOME 3774 E. Underwood

Gierl, Heinz
March 27, 1997, age 76 years. Beloved husband of Doris (nee Berendt). Visitation Mon. 4-8 PM at the Funeral Home. See Fri. paper for complete notice.
JOHN J. WALLOCH FUNERAL HOME 4309 S. 20th St. 281-7145

Gronowski, Cecilia
(Nee Czerwinski-Karpinski) Born to Eternal Life March 27, 1997, age 72. Beloved wife of Robert for 50 years. Loving mother of Ann Marie (Floyd) Pochowski, Renee Ruplinger and Robert (Peggy) Gronowski. Proud grandmother of Douglas Ruplinger, Katie, Tracey and Amber Gronowski. Dear sister of Ernest (Theresa) Karpinski and Harry (Darleen) Karpinski. Further survived by other family and friends. In state Tues. after 9 AM at ST. MATTHIAS CATHOLIC CHURCH (9300 W. Beloit Rd.) with the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM. Interment St. Adalbert Cemetery. Cecilia was a member of the Auxiliary Tanner-Paull Post 120.
CHURCH AND CHAPEL FUNERAL SERVICE Serving the Family Milwaukee 827-0659 Waukesha 549-0659

Groshek, Maynard D.
SAUKVILLE. March 27, 1997, age 60 years. Beloved husband of Gail (nee Rathke). Dear father of Beth (Michael) Petruzates and John Groshek. Loving grandpa of Nicole, Jacob, Megan and Jessica Petruzates. Also survived by other relatives and friends. Memorial Services Monday evening, March 31, 7:30 PM at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 701 Washington Street, Grafton. The family will receive friends following the service at St. Paul's Family Center. Memorials to St. Paul Lutheran Church or St. Mary's Hospital Ozaukee Foundation, c/o Oncology Clinic appreciated.
EERNISSE FUNERAL HOME Port Washington 284-2601

Gruber, Dorothy B.
(Nee Thranow) Of Milwaukee, was born to Eternal Life Thursday, March 27, 1997, at the age of 96 years. Preceded in death by her beloved husband, Robert E. Loving mother of Robert J. (Theresa) and Elizabeth "Betty" (Reinold) Conrad. Dear aunt of Sister Yvonne, D.C., Christine, Jerry, Jack and Pat. Also survived by 7 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, other dear relatives and friends.
Mass of Christian Burial Monday, March 31 at 11:00 AM at St. Jude The Apostle Catholic Church, 734 Glenview Ave., Milwaukee. Visitation at the Church Monday from 10:00 AM until time of Service. Interment following at Holy Cross Cemetery.
Memorials to Marrilac House, 212 S. Francisco Ave., Chicago, IL 60612.
Dorothy was a graduate of Marquette Nursing School and a public health nurse in the Milwaukee area for 35 years. Dorothy was a resident of the Village at Manor Park for the last 6 years.
BORGWARDT FUNERAL HOMES Serving the Family

Heger, Lothar M.
March 29, 1997 at the age of 87 years. Beloved husband of the late Norma (nee Dieck). Loving father of Norma (Ralph) Block, Lothar C. (Hope), Michael, Kathleen (Tom) Kriehn, Nola (Joe) Mertes, Barbara (David) Roisler, Dennis, and the late Keith Heger. Dear brother of Marcella (Harold) Kersten and Dorothy Kauffman. Further survived by 16 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, other relatives, and friends. Funeral Wed. April 2, 1997 at 1:00PM at St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church, Forest View Dr. in Lannon. Burial Sunnyside Cemetery. Visitation Tues., 5-8PM AT THE FUNERAL HOME and Wed., 12 Noon until time of Service at the Church. Memorials to St. John's would be appreciated.
SCHMIDT & BARTELT A.A. SCHMIDT & SONS Menomonee at Town Hall Rd. Menomonee Falls

Herman, Elsie C.
(Nee Desens) of Allenton, died Wed., March 26, 1997 at the age of 97 years. She is survived by 3 children, Dr. Oliver Herman of Allenton, Joyce S. (Joseph) Hauser of Hartford, and Aubrey (Shirley) Herman of Towanda, IL; 16 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren; 2 sisters Helen (Orville) Ehrmann of Milwaukee and Clara Otto of Pennsylvania; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Dr. Carlton Herman, a daughter Phyllis Gessert, a daughter-in-law Hazel Herman, and brothers and sisters. A Memorial Service will be held on Mon., March 31 at 3 PM at the Myrhum-Patten Funeral Home, West Bend, Rev. James Hill of New Hope United Church of Christ, Jackson, will officiate. Visitation will be at the Funeral Home on Mon. from 1:30 PM until the time of Services. Memorials to the New Hope United Church of Christ Building Fund, the Samaritan Health Center or a charity of the donor's choice are appreciated.
MYRHUM - PATTEN FUNERAL HOME 1315 W. Washington St. West Bend, WI
(414) 334-2776 1-888-834-2776

Hoban, Jeanne M.
(nee Anderson) Born to Eternal Life Wed. March 26, 1997, age 86 years. Beloved wife of the late Joseph. Loving sister of Margaret (Charles) Rondon. Special friend of Wally Vollbrecht. Dear aunt of David Rondon, Joanne (Thomas) Thelen, Russell Anderson, John (Joyce) Anderson and Kathleen Pesicek. Dear great aunt of Mary Psnanski, Rev. James Thelen and David Thelen. Further survived by other relatives and friends. Visitation Mon. March 31st at St. Robert Catholic Church, 2224 East Capitol Dr. from 9-10AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10AM. Entombment following at Wisconsin Memorial Park. If desired, memorials appreciated.
FEERICK FUNERAL HOME 2025 East Capitol Drive Shorewood

Hovind, Eldon W.
Born to Eternal Life March 29, 1997 age 74. Beloved husband of Sarah (nee Maloney). Loving father of Wayne (JoAnne). Dear brother of Marilyn (Curtis) Peterson of Menomonie, WI, Lorraine (Norman) Behrents of Menomonie, WI and Lyle (Doris) Hovind of Nekoosa, WI. Further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. In State Tues. after 10:00AM at Larsen Bros. New Berlin Chapel (15250 W. National Ave.). Service 11:00AM. Interment Oakwood Rest Cemetery. Memorials to the charity of your choice appreciated. Eldon retired after 30 years at A.O. Smith Co.
CHURCH AND CHAPEL FUNERAL SERVICE Serving the Family Milwaukee 827-0659 Waukesha 549-0659

Johnson, Merle Robertson
March 28, 1997, age 99. Beloved wife for 75 years of the late Alfred Campbell Johnson. Loving mother of Elizabeth (Ray) Edwards, Robert (Lois), and David (Susan). Fond grandmother of Sally (Robert) von Zirngibl, Daniel (Sally), John Edwards, the late Kip Edwards, Jeanne Edwards, Major Bonnie Johnson, Dr. Mahlon, Duncan, and Ian Johnson. Great grandfather of Colin and Evan Johnson. Further survived by other relatives and friends.
A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday April 2, 2:30 PM at the funeral home. The family will receive friends from 1PM until time of Service. Rev. Ardys Van Staveren officiating. Private interment.
Mrs. Johnson was a graduate of West Division High School and attended the former Milwaukee State Teachers College. She was a member of Wauwatosa Avenue United Methodist Church for many years.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Milwaukee Hospice Home Care or a charity of your choice appreciated.
SCHMIDT & BARTELT 10121 W. North Ave. Wauwatosa

Kaminski, Albin B. "Al"
March 25, 1997. Age 74 years. Beloved of Ruth (Kleczka). Dear mother of Irene Butzin of Chicago, IL and Alice (Ray) Kintop. Preceded in death by brothers Jerome, Erwin and Zygmunt Kaminski and sister Ceil Tortomasi. Dear sweetheart of Leanna Kryszak. Further survived by sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral Tues. at 9:00 AM from the Funeral Home. Services at 9:30 AM at the BASILICA OF ST. JOSAPHAT. Interment St. Adalbert Cemetery. Al was a proud veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard, a retiree of Sun Bias Co. where he worked for 41 years, and a member of the 49'ers Club. Visitation Mon. at the Funeral Home from 4-8 PM with a Parish Vigil Service at 6:30 PM.
ROZGA FUNERAL HOME 703 W. Lincoln 671-5200


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