Miscellaneous Waukesha County, Wisconsin Obituaries

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Sept. 28, 1999

Laura Austad
A memorial service will be held later for Laura Austad, 101, of Waukesha, who died Monday at Westmoreland Health Center in Waukesha.
She was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waukesha.
Survivors include one daughter, Betty Browne of Waukesha; two sisters, Mary (Arnold) Kowalicki of Waukesha and Edna Voltz of Milwaukee; one sister-in-law, Louise Schnitzler; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A memorial service is being planned at Prairie Home Cemetery in Waukesha.
Rudolph-Larsen Bros. Funeral Home, 500 N. East Ave., Waukesha, is handling the arrangements.

Jerome 'Jerry' Bowens Sr.
Services are set for Friday for Jerome "Jerry" Bowens Sr., 60, of Okauchee, who died Monday at Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital.
He was a crane operator for A.O. Smith Corp. for 30 years before retiring to become the owner and operator of Okauchee Deli & Grocery. He was a member of the River of Life Bible Church in Waukesha.
Survivors include his wife, Josephine; three sons, Bill (Lisa) Polinske of Oconomowoc, Mike (Connie) Polinske of Okauchee and Jerald (Dawn) Bouwens of Okauchee; two daughters, Julie (Tom) Kuntowski of Erin and Denise Careswell of Okauchee; three sisters, Joanne (Gene) Dryfuss of Menasha, Nancy (Richie) Stanke of Menasha and Diane Bouwens of Green Bay; his mother-in-law, Maxine Santoro of Milwaukee; and nine grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. Friday until the service at 7 p.m. at Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm-Kreutzmann Funeral Home, 121 S. Cross St., Oconomowoc. The Rev. Curt Liebl will officiate. He will be cremated.
Memorials to the family were suggested.

Hertha I. Kipp
Services will be Thursday for Hertha I. Kipp, 90, of Dousman, a former resident of North Prairie who died Sunday at the Masonic Health Care Center in Dousman.
Kipp and her husband, the late Hubert P. Kipp, were dairy farmers in North Prairie. They also raised Belgian horses.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church of North Prairie and the church's Mary Circle. She also was a member of the North Prairie Garden Club and of Dousman Chapter 257 of the Masonic Order of the Eastern Star.
Survivors include four sons, James (Mary) of Loyal, and Le Roy, Frederick (Mareth) and Richard, all of North Prairie; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, with a service by the Order of the Eastern Star at 7:30 p.m., at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home-West, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. Visitation will resume at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at United Methodist Church of North Prairie until services at 11 a.m. The Rev. Ron Kral will officiate.
Burial will be at North Prairie Cemetery on Highway 59.
Memorials to the Mary Circle at the church, 107 N. Main St., North Prairie, WI 53153, or to Dousman Chapter 257 of the Masonic Order of the Eastern Star, 142 N. Main St., Dousman, WI 53118, were suggested.

Sept. 29, 1999

Harold E. Babcock
Services will be Saturday for Harold E. Babcock, 96, of Eagle, who died Wednesday at Lakeland Medical Center in Elkhorn.
He farmed in Walworth County and retired from Trent Tube in East Troy.
Visitation will be Saturday from 1 p.m. until the service at 2 p.m. at Mealy's Funeral Home, 103 Eagle St., Eagle. Burial will be at Oak Knoll Cemetery, Highway 83, Mukwonago.
Memorials to the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association of Wisconsin or the donor's favorite charity were suggested.

Oct. 1, 1999

Herbert A. Burchardt
Services will be Sunday for Herbert A. Burchardt, 88, of Oconomowoc, who died Thursday at Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital.
He was a retired master plumber with Lakes Plumbing and a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Ashippun.
Survivors include four sons, Robert, Jerald (Jeanie) and Daryl (Julie), all of Oconomowoc, and Gary (Ann) of Mundelein, Ill.; four daughters, Alevia (Palmer) Wittenbel of Beaver Dam, Muriel (Everett) Jaeger of Ashippun, Lois Whitney of Waukesha and Virginia (Gene) Sylvester of Salem; 27 grandchildren; and 38 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Sunday from 1 p.m. until the service at 4 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, N557 Main St., Ashippun. Burial will be at the Ashippun Lutheran Cemetery.
Memorials to the church were suggested.

Aug. 9, 2000

Richard Leon Kuhry
Services are set for Sunday for Richard Leon Kuhry, 70, of Delafield, who died Tuesday at Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital.
He retired as a printer from Mandel Co. in Milwaukee. He was a member of the Graphic Communications International Union Local 557.
Survivors include his wife, Iva Jane; three daughters, Debra (Jerome) Surprise of Florida, Cathy (Jo) Begelfer of California and Tammy (John) LaPlante of Oconomowoc; two sisters, Lucielle Thibodeau of Germantown and Mary (James) Portlance of Eagle River; two sisters-in-law, Shirley Kuhry and Florence Schneider; one brother-in-law, George Peterka; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from noon until the service at 3 p.m. at Pagenkopf Funeral Home, 1165 Summit Ave., Oconomowoc.
Memorials to the family were suggested.

Jerome L. Schmidt
Memorial services will be Friday for Jerome L. Schmidt, 81, of Neosho, a former Sussex resident who died Monday at Clearview Nursing Home in Juneau.
He served in the Army during World War II and was a stonecutter at Milwaukee Cut Stone Co.
Survivors include his wife, Irma; one son, Robert (Kathy) of Phoenix; one daughter, Deborah Schmidt of Houston; one stepson, David (Janet) Krueger of Ashippun; one stepdaughter, Deloris Bierman of Janesville; one sister, Marion (Frank) Fulop of Okauchee; one brother, George (Molly) of Appleton; one sister-in-law, Marge Halterman of Norway, Mich.; and grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Friday from 4 p.m. until the service at 7 p.m. at Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm-Kreutzmann Funeral Home, 121 S. Cross St., Oconomowoc. The Rev. Larry Westfield will officiate.
Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Town of Norway Cemetery in Norway, Mich.

Louise Counsell
Memorial services will be Saturday for Louise Counsell, 93, of Oconomowoc, who died Tuesday at Shorehaven Health Center in Oconomowoc.
She was a homemaker and once worked as the cook at Mapleton School. She was an avid bowler.
Survivors include two sons, Vernon (Charlotte) Counsell of Waterloo and Curtis "Nic" Counsell of Ixonia; one daughter, Mardene (Dean) Luck of Oconomowoc; one brother, Gus Tuskey of Rhinelander; one sister, Minnie (Charles) Naylor of Sussex; 10 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Saturday from noon until the memorial service at 2 p.m. at Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, N49-W35181 E. Wisconsin Ave., Okauchee. The Rev. John Braun will officiate. Burial will be at Glenview Memorial Gardens, Highways 16 and F, W1219 Glenview Ave., Ixonia.
Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm-Kreutzmann Funeral Home in Oconomowoc is handling the arrangements.
Memorials to Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church or Shorehaven Health Center were suggested.

Aug. 14, 2000

Milton H. Bade
Services will be today for Milton H. Bade, 85, of Mukwonago, who died Saturday at LindenGrove Health Care Center in Waukesha.
He retired from Shell Oil Co. in Milwaukee in 1977.
He was a member of Mukwonago United Church of Christ and Laflin Lodge 247 Free and Accepted Masons. He was a former member of the Mukwonago Volunteer Fire Department and the Mukwonago Village Board.
Survivors include his wife, Vivian; a son, Ken (Mary); three daughters, Carol (Art) Harvestine, Jan Gainer and Maryl (Paul) Weber; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be today from 5 p.m. until a Masonic service at 7 p.m., followed by a funeral service, at the church, S93-W30740 Highway NN, Mukwonago. The Rev. Al Nichols will officiate. Entombment at Pinelawn Memorial Park, 10700 W. Capitol Drive, Wauwatosa, will be private.
The Schmidt & Bartelt-Van Valin Funeral Home, 315 Main St., Mukwonago, is handling the arrangements.
Memorials to the church or the donor's favorite charity were suggested.

Dolores C. Daley
Services will be today for Dolores C. Daley, 83, of New Berlin, who died Saturday at Elmbrook Memorial Hospital in Brookfield.
She graduated from West Division High School in Milwaukee and was class valedictorian.
Survivors include a son, Tom of New Berlin; three daughters, Mary (Bruce) Johnson of Illinois, Kathleen (Jim) Murphy of Brookfield and Patricia Daley of Hartland; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be today from 11 a.m. until the services at 1 p.m. in the Family Center at Wisconsin Memorial Park, 12875 W. Capitol Drive, Brookfield. Entombment will follow at the park.
The Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home-West, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha, is handling the arrangements.

Kurt W. Schroeder
Services will be Wednesday morning for Kurt W. Schroeder, 90, of the Town of Erin and formerly of Brown Deer. He died Friday at home.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He retired from American Paper and Plastics in Milwaukee in 1973 and was a member of Crown of Life Lutheran Church in Hubertus.
Survivors include two sons, Dennis (Faith) of Pine Island, Minn., and Donald (Gail) of Hartford; two granddaughters; and a great-granddaughter.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the services at 11 at the church, 1282 Tally Ho Trail. The Rev. John Schneidervin will officiate. Burial will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Hartford.
The Pagenkopf Funeral Home, 1165 E. Summit Ave., Oconomowoc, is handling the arrangements.
Memorials to the Crown of Life Building Fund or the cancer care center at Community Memorial Hospital in Menomonee Falls were suggested.

Richard J. 'Rich' Wegner
Services will be this afternoon for Richard J. "Rich" Wegner, 53, of Mukwonago, who died Saturday at Waukesha Memorial Hospital.
He was a manager at Ramona's Tap in Mukwonago, a member of American Legion Post 375 in Mukwonago and a member and past president of the Mukwonago Lions Club.
Survivors include his mother, Ramona of Mukwonago, and a sister, Chris "Tina" Nuchell of Mukwonago.
Visitation will be today from 2 p.m. until the services at 4 at the Schmidt & Bartelt-Van Valin Funeral Home, 315 Main St., Mukwonago. Burial will follow at Oak Knoll Cemetery, Highway LO, Mukwonago.

Aug. 15, 2000

Delbert C. Hunkins Sr.
Services will be tonight for Delbert C. Hunkins Sr., 77, of the Town of Vernon, who died Monday at Waukesha Memorial Hospital.
He retired as a machinist from the Hein-Werner Corp. in Waukesha.
He was a member of the Soat-Vergenz Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 721 and the Marine Corps League, both in Waukesha.
Survivors include a son, Delbert Jr. (Mary) of Vernon; three daughters, Kathleen (James) Rait of Green Bay, Arlene (Patrick) Madison of the Town of Waterford and Patricia (Oral) Windle of East Troy; a brother, Evert (Dorothy) of Necedah; a sister, June Merrill of Brooksville, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be today from 6 p.m. until the services at 8 at the Schmidt & Bartelt-Van Valin Funeral Home, 315 Main St., Mukwonago. Cremation will follow.

Joan Louise Lurvey
Services are Thursday for Joan Louise Lurvey, 40, of Oconomowoc, who died Monday at home.
She had worked at the former Schulte Green House in the Village of Pewaukee and at Little Vittles in Oconomowoc for 17 years.
She was a member and former treasurer of the Ixonia Women's Softball League and a member of First Presbyterian Church of Ottawa.
She graduated from Oconomowoc High School in 1978, attended the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha and received a degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
Survivors include her mother, Joyce Lurvey of Oconomowoc; two brothers, Ernest (Jennifer) Lurvey of Marshfield and Martin (Linda) Lurvey of Rockford, Ill.; and two sisters, Susan Lurvey of Waukesha and Marilyn (Otto) Panzenhagen of Menasha.
Visitation will be from noon Thursday until the 3 p.m. service at the church, 35415 Highway D. The Rev. Ralph Schultz will officiate. Burial will be at Ottawa Cemetery in Ottawa.
The Pagenkopf Funeral Home, 1165 E. Summit Ave., Oconomowoc, is handling the arrangements.
Memorials to the church or the donor's favorite charity were suggested.

Daniel W. Retzlaff
Services are Thursday night for Daniel W. Retzlaff, 35, of Ashippun, who died Monday in Ixonia when his vehicle collided with a train.
He was a machinist at ITW Shakeproof Co. in Oconomowoc. He graduated from Oconomowoc High School in 1983.
Survivors include his wife, Jamie; a son, Brandon; a daughter, Shannon; his mother, Gail, of Missouri; his father- and mother-in-law, Gary and Sharon Karenz of Oconomowoc; two brothers, Dale (Karen) and Justin (Toni), both of Missouri; and two sisters, Kim (Andrew) Gordon of Illinois and Nichole Retzlaff of Missouri.
Visitation will be Thursday from 6 p.m. until the services at 8 at the Pagenkopf Funeral Home, 1165 E. Summit Ave., Oconomowoc. The Rev. R. Dean Smith of Lord of Life Lutheran Church in the Town of Oconomowoc will officiate.

Francis J. Walsh
Services are Thursday morning for Francis J. Walsh, 85, of Oconomowoc and formerly of Venice, Fla., who died Monday at Shorehaven Health Center in Oconomowoc.
He was administrator at Wisconsin Job Service from 1963 until 1977, when he became a special assistant to the federal secretary of labor.
He received a degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and did work at Harvard University's Graduate School of Business Administration.
He was a third-degree member of the Knights of Columbus.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II on the USS South Dakota.
Survivors include his wife, Regina; a son, Thomas (Lori) of Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri; three daughters, Morine Ballsieper of Kernersville, N.C., Mary (Terrance) O'Connor of Lake Mills and Kathleen (Jim) Zahradka of Oconomowoc; two sisters, Helen (Vern) Miels of Oconomowoc and Mary Ann Rasmussen of Madison; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until the services at 10:30 at St. Mary's Help of Christians Catholic Church, W856 Highway 18, Sullivan. Monsignor John Hebl will officiate. Burial will be at St. Joan of Arc Cemetery, Highways K and P, Town of Oconomowoc. The Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm-Kreutzmann Funeral Home, 121 S. Cross St., Oconomowoc, is handling the arrangements.
Memorials to the prayer garden at the church were suggested.

Ruth E. Wilhelm
Services are Thursday for Ruth E. Wilhelm, 89, of New Berlin, who died Monday at Elmbrook Memorial Hospital in Brookfield.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include two sons, Paul (Jean) and Gerald (Mary); three daughters, Grace (Dave) Stoltmann, Marie (Don) Kiefert and Donna (Walt) Rutchik; a brother, Eugene (Joan) Young; two sisters, Kathryn Romang and Marjorie Bohner; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. today, with a 7:30 rosary vigil, at the Krause Funeral Home, 9000 W. Capitol Drive, Milwaukee.
The services, at 9 a.m. Thursday in the Chapel of Peace at the funeral home, will be followed by a second visitation, from 10 to 11 a.m. Father Joseph Noonan of Our Lady of the Rosary Roman Catholic Church in Milwaukee will officiate.
Entombment will follow Thursday's visitation at Holy Cross Cemetery, 7301 W. Nash St., Milwaukee.

Aug. 16, 2000

Ella Mae 'Maizie' Coleman
Services are set for Friday for Ella Mae "Maizie" Coleman, 79, of Delafield, who died Wednesday at home.
She graduated from Waukesha High School and in 1943 received a degree from Carroll College in Waukesha, where she was a member of the Delta Zeta (Theta Pi Delta) sorority.
She was one of the first women in the Civil Aeronautics Administration. She was the pilot on a solo flight in 1941.
Coleman was a member of Delafield Presbyterian Church in Delafield, the Nagawicka Lake Yacht Club and St. David's Welsh Society, and a former member of the Waukesha Women's Club and the Waukesha Garden Club.
Until recently, she was the office manager for Waukesha Rentals, and for many years she was a Welcome Wagon hostess for the Waukesha area.
Survivors include her husband, John; two daughters, Deborah Bartmann of Waukesha and Nancy (Rick) Hannon of Delafield; daughter-in-law, Gail Coleman of Delafield; a brother, David (Elaine) Davies of Scottsdale, Ariz.; a sister, Juliann (Emerson) Abendroth of Overland Park, Kan.; and seven grandchildren.
Visitation is from 4 p.m. Friday until the service at 7 p.m. at the church, 1851 Genesee St. Burial is at Prairie Home Cemetery, 605 S. Prairie Ave., Waukesha.
The Pagenkopf Funeral Home, 1165 E. Summit Ave., Oconomowoc, is handling the arrangements.
Memorials to the church, the Nagawicka Lake Yacht Club sailing school or Rolland Nelson Crossroads Hospice at 1020 James Drive, Suite E, Hartland, WI 53029, were suggested.

Kathryn L. Guida
Services are today for Kathryn L. Guida, 56, of New Berlin, who died Wednesday at home.
She was a member of Hales Corners Lutheran Church in Hales Corners.
Survivors include her husband, Nicholas; three sons, Nicholas Jr. (Pam), John (Dawn) and Donato (Chris); two daughters, Sherilynn Guida and Michelle (John) Secora; one brother, Charles (Mary) Loveless; two sisters, Joyce Dunn and Sandra (Mike) Sweeny; and five grandchildren.
Visitation is from 4 p.m. until the service at 7 p.m. at the church, 12300 W. Janesville Road. The Yonke & Son Funeral Home, 205 Prospect Ave., village of Pewaukee, is handling the arrangements.

Charles Lombardi
Services are set for Saturday for Charles Lombardi, 66, who died Tuesday at his home after a lengthy battle with pulmonary fibrosis.
He graduated in 1953 from Waukesha High School, where he was a member of the undefeated 1952 football team. He played on the varsity basketball team while a ninth-grader and lettered in football, basketball, baseball and track.
He played on championship Waukesha fast-pitch softball teams, Land O' Lakes baseball league teams and Waukesha Municipal League basketball teams.
Lombardi served in the Army and received a good conduct citation.
For many years, he was employed in Waukesha at RTE Corp., which was renamed the Cooper Power Systems Division of Cooper Industries. He was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Waukesha.
Survivors include his wife, Calma; two daughters, Carrie and Lisa Lombardi, both of Waukesha; three brothers, Stanley of Daly City, Calif., Michael (Pat) of Greendale and Robert (Carol) of Waukesha; and three sisters, Betty (Maurice) Tio of Waukesha, Nancy Geszvain of New Port Richey, Fla., and Sandra (John) Wise of Waukesha.
Visitation is set for 10:30 a.m. Saturday until the services at noon at the church, 300 Carroll St. The Rev. Rod Resheske will officiate. Private burial will be at a later date at Prairie Home Cemetery, 605 S. Prairie Ave., Waukesha. The Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha, is handling arrangements.
Memorials to the Arthritis Foundation, Wisconsin Chapter, 8556 W. National Ave., West Allis, WI 53227, or the American Lung Association of Wisconsin, 150 S. Sunny Slope Road, New Berlin, WI 53151, were suggested.

Joan B. Steinbrugge
Joan B. Steinbrugge, 78, of Delafield, died Tuesday at her home.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include a son, Edward Jr. (Kathy) of Overland Park, Kan.; a sister, Beatrice Lindsay of Hartland; a grandson; and a great-granddaughter.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm-Kreutzmann Funeral Home, 121 S. Cross St., Oconomowoc. Cremation will be held.
Memorials to the American Cancer Society were suggested.


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