Miscellaneous Waukesha County, Wisconsin Obituaries

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Aug. 17, 2000

Earl Fisher and Louise Ann Fisher
Memorial services will be Sunday for Earl Fisher, 67, and his wife, Louise Ann Fisher, 63, of Oconomowoc, who died Tuesday in the crash of a small plane in Watertown.
He retired as a claims manager for Rural Insurance, served in the Army during the Korean War, and was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2260 in Oconomowoc.
She was a homemaker.
They were members of St. Jerome Catholic Church in Oconomowoc, where he was a Mass server.
Survivors include two sons, Mark (Virginia) of Watertown and David (Deborah) of Oconomowoc; five daughters, Renee (Mike) Kazmierczak of Salcha, Alaska, Susan (fiance Kurt Bunke) of Sullivan, Kathleen (Robert) Walesewicz and Heidi (Ronald) Hoeft, both of Hurley, and Tami Jo (Michael) Jurewicz of Waterford; and 15 grandchildren.
He is also survived by two sisters, Luanne (Howard) Langenfeld of New Holstein and Sylvia (Dave) Barden of Janesville.
She is also survived by two brothers, Bucky (Chris) Lucas and Mike Lucas, both of Harlingen, Texas; and three sisters, Carol Rheinschmidt of Wausau, Mary (Joe) Franzoi of Iron Belt and Debbie Lucas of Harlingen.
A memorial/visitation will be from 2 p.m. Sunday until another memorial service at 4 at the church, 211 S. Main St. Father John Yockey will officiate.
The bodies will be cremated, and the ashes will be buried at Rest Lawn Cemetery in Wausau. The Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm-Kreutzmann Funeral Home, 121 S. Cross St., Oconomowoc, is handling the arrangements.
Memorials to Pro-Life Wisconsin, P.O. Box 221, Brookfield, WI 53008; the St. Jerome Endowment Fund; or the Leukemia Society of America Inc., 1126 S. 70th St., Suite N405A, Milwaukee, WI 53214, were suggested.

Steve Italiano
Services are this morning for Steve Italiano, 82, of Waukesha, who died Wednesday at a health care center in Waukesha.
He retired as a machinist from Springdale Tool and Machine in Waukesha.
He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Waukesha.
Survivors include a son, Jeff (Kim) of Hartland; three daughters, Arlene (Don) Scherf and Lulu (Ron) Wagner, both of Waukesha, and Donna Schmidt of Eagle; sisters; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Visitation is today from 9 a.m. until the services at 11 at the church, 822 N. East Ave. Father Aurelio Perez will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery and Mausoleum, S22-W22890 E. Broadway, Town of Waukesha. The Randle-Dable Funeral Home,1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha, is handling the arrangements.

Scott R. Haley
Services will be Saturday for Scott R. Haley, 40, of Oconomowoc, who died Tuesday in the crash of a small plane in Watertown.
He graduated from Oconomowoc High School in 1978, attended Northern Arizona University, worked for Continental Airlines and enjoyed traveling.
Survivors include his parents, Robert and Angela Haley of Oconomowoc; and two sisters, Susan Haley (fiance Eric Blohm) of Milwaukee and Andrea (Steven) St. Thomas of Oconomowoc.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Pagenkopf Funeral Home, 1165 E. Summit Ave., Oconomowoc. The services will be at 2 p.m. at St. Jerome Catholic Church, 211 S. Main St., Oconomowoc. Father John Yockey will officiate.
Memorials to the Humane Society of Wisconsin in Milwaukee were suggested.

Aug. 21, 2000

Felicitas 'Babe' Daoust
Services are set for Wednesday for Felicitas "Babe" Daoust, 88, of Waukesha, who died Saturday at Waters of Westmoreland in Waukesha.
Survivors include two sons, Richard (Lynn) Daoust and Ronald (Jerrilyn) D'Aoust; two daughters, Elaine Wiesenthal and Claudette (Richard) Oremus; 13 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, with a vigil at 7, and from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home-West, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha.
The services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. William Catholic Church, 440 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. Father Mark Payne will officiate.
Burial will follow at Prairie Home Cemetery, 605 S. Prairie Ave., Waukesha.

James A. Franchere
Memorial services are set for tonight for James A. Franchere, 52, of Mukwonago, who died Sunday at Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital in Wauwatosa.
He was a human resources manager at J.C. Penney Co. in Wauwatosa and a member of Our Savior's Wesleyan Church in Mukwonago.
Survivors include his wife, Gayle; two sons, Jeremy (Christine) of Tolland, Conn., and Gary Brighouse of Long Beach, Calif.; one daughter, Jennifer Franchere (fiance Michael Tortora) of Middletown, Conn.; and a brother, Gerald (Sue) of Forest Lake, Minn.
The memorial services will be at 7 p.m. at the church, S93-W30580 Highway NN. The Rev. Dan and the Rev. Patty David will officiate. The Schmidt & Bartelt-Van Valin Funeral Home, 315 Main St., Mukwonago, is handling the arrangements.
Memorials to the American Cancer Society were suggested.

Joanne Terry
Services were Monday for Joanne Terry, 69, of Milwaukee, who died Saturday at Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital in Wauwatosa.
She was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church in Milwaukee and the Christ Care Group at the church.
She enjoyed quilting and painting.
Survivors include her husband, Irwin; two sons, Irwin of Minneapolis and Charles of Milwaukee; two daughters, Jean Erickson of Wausau and Anne (Ken) Stagg of Minneapolis; four brothers, Frances (Robert) Bareta and John (Darlene) Savatski, both of Milwaukee, Richard (Mary) Savatski of Lebanon and Daniel (Charlotte) Savatski of Hartland; and three grandchildren.
Visitation was Monday at the church, 9525 W. Blue Mound Road. Father Phillip Reifenberg officiated. The Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home-West, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha, handled the arrangements.
Burial will be at 10 a.m. today at SS Peter and Paul Cemetery, W225-N3131 Duplainville Road, City of Pewaukee.
Memorials to the church or the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation were suggested.

Aug. 23, 2000

Alma F. Abrahamson
Services are set for Friday for Alma F. Abrahamson, 90, of Oconomowoc and formerly of Waukesha, who died Tuesday at Shorehaven Health Center in Oconomowoc.
She was a member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church of Waukesha.
Survivors include a son, William (Kathleen) of Ottawa; a daughter, Karen (Wendell) Smith of Lebanon; a daughter-in-law, Shirley Abrahamson of Waukesha; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. Friday until the services at 3 at the Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home-West, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. Chaplain Gerald Goodrich of the Shorehaven center will officiate. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, 14875 W. Greenfield Ave., New Berlin.
Memorials to the Anne Abrahamson Scholarship Fund were suggested.

Lynn A. Worley Jr.
Private services will be held for Lynn A. Worley Jr., 67, of the Village of Pewaukee, who died Monday at River Hills West Health Care Center in the village.
He was employed several years as a distribution manager at the Jos. Schlitz Brewing Co. in Milwaukee. He later moved to Adams, where he owned and operated Marge's Restaurant.
He was an avid fisherman during his active years. Later, he attended The Caring Place day care center in Waukesha and resided at River Hills West.
Survivors include his wife, Marjorie, of the Village of Pewaukee; two daughters, Sherrie (David) Griffin of Fox Point and Cindy (Heiko) Bohlmeier of Waukesha; and four grandchildren.
The Rudolph-Larsen Bros. Funeral Home, 500 N. East Ave., Waukesha, is handling the arrangements.

Eugene Zag
Services are set for Friday for Eugene Zag, 78, of Oconomowoc and formerly of Waukesha, who died Monday at Shorehaven Health Center in Oconomowoc.
Born in Hungary, he came to the United States in 1956 as a refugee with his wife and children during the Hungarian revolt. His family settled in Waukesha shortly after arriving in America, and he worked briefly repairing watches in a corner of the late John DeQuardo's shoe repair shop.
He was respected as a craftsman and a master engraver.
In 1957 he began a business, Zag Jewelers, which was owned and operated with his family.
Survivors include his wife, Sarah; two daughters, Rosemary (Patrick) Panella of Oconomowoc and Sarah "Sandy" (James) Sickels of the City of Pewaukee; and six grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, with a vigil at 7, at the Rudolph-Larsen Bros. Funeral Home, 500 N. East Ave., Waukesha.
The services will begin at 9:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Mourners will proceed to St. Mary's Catholic Church, 225 S. Hartwell Ave., Waukesha, for a 10 a.m. Mass.
Burial will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery and Mausoleum, S22-W22890 E. Broadway, Town of Waukesha.

Aug. 25, 2000

Florence Bauer
Services are set for Wednesday for Florence Bauer, 86, of Waukesha, who died Friday at Waukesha Memorial Hospital.
She and her husband, Raymond, operated the family dairy farm at the corner of Center and Lawnsdale roads. Raymond died in 1976.
She was a charter member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Waukesha and a member of the Oakdale Homemakers Club.
Survivors include two sons, Lloyd (Judy) of Odgensburg and Gale (Kathy) of Mauston; four daughters, Jean (Ralph) Shapiro of Redondo Beach, Calif., Margaret (Tony) Calavitta of Milwaukee, Audrey (William) VandenBush of Mukwonago and Geraldine (David) Brisk of Waukesha; two brothers, Kenneth Liepke of Stetsonville and Raymond Liepke of Owen; one sister, Dolores (John) Bacon of Owen; 15 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, with a 7 p.m. vigil, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha.
Prayers will begin at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Mourners will proceed to the church, 2400 Highway 59, for an 11 a.m. Mass. Father Glen Graczyk will be the celebrant. Burial will follow at Prairie Home Cemetery, 605 S. Prairie Ave., Waukesha.
Memorials to the church or the American Heart Association of Wisconsin were suggested.

Nancy Ruth Buck
Memorial services are today for Nancy Ruth Buck, 50, of Mukwonago, who died Wednesday.
She graduated from Prophetstown High School in Prophetstown, Ill., in 1968, and received a bachelors degree in education from Illinois State University in 1971.
She taught school in Illinois, Georgia and Wisconsin, and was teaching at Waukesha County Technical College.
She enjoyed bird-watching, gardening, sewing, crafts and reading.
Survivors include her husband, John; a son, Nathan of Mukwonago; a daughter, Amy Buck of Minneapolis; mother, Genevieve Waldbusser of Prophetstown, Ill.; father- and mother-in-law, Elmer and Naomi Buck of Prophetstown; a sister, Vickie Waldbusser of Prophetstown; a brother-in-law, Thomas (Janice) Buck of Kewanee, Ill.; and a sister-in-law, Jean Buck of St. Louis.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. Saturday until the 3 p.m. memorial service at the Schmidt & Bartelt-Van Valin Funeral Home, 315 Main St., Mukwonago.
A second visitation is set for 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Gibson Funeral Home in Prophetstown.
A funeral Mass is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Prophetstown. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery.
Memorials to Sinissippi Centers Inc. on Woodlawn Drive in Sterling, Ill., were suggested.

Thomas E. DeSantis
Thomas E. DeSantis, 85, of Waukesha died Thursday at home.
He was employed at Waukesha Motor Co., now called the Waukesha Engine Division of Dresser Equipment Group Inc., in Waukesha.
He was a Navy veteran, having served in the Philippines in 1944 and '45.
After discharge from the service, he was owner and operator of the Tackle Tavern in Waukesha.
He also worked at Waukesha Rubber Co.; as a cab driver; at the Gambles department store; at the boys school on Prairie Ave. in Waukesha; and at Miller Brewing Co. in Milwaukee, where he retired in 1975.
He was a charter member of St. William Catholic Church in Waukesha and a member of the Milwaukee Brewery Workers Union.
He enjoyed golfing and bowling.
Survivors include his wife, Freda; one son, David, of Waukesha; one daughter, Diane (John) Steinke of Mukwonago; one brother, Chester "John" (Audrey) of Waukesha; one sister, Marie Weatherall of Waukesha; and two grandchildren.
Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha, is handling the arrangements.
Mass memorials to the church were suggested.

Raymond Albert Hittman
Memorial services will be Monday for Raymond Albert Hittman, 87, of Waukesha, who died Friday at the Waters of Westmoreland in Waukesha.
He had retired from Waukesha Cutting Tools in Waukesha in 1988.
He was a member of Elks Lodge 400 and St. John Neumann Catholic Church, both in Waukesha.
Survivors include his wife, Mary; two sons, William (Ann) of Sheboygan and James (Laurie) of Elk Mound; three daughters, Alice (Theodore) Preiser of East Troy, Ann (William) Streeter of Lewiston, Idaho, and Sheila (John) Flores of Albuquerque, N.M.; a sister-in-law, Alvina Hittman of Sheboygan; 22 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. Monday until memorial services at 6 at the church, 2400 Highway 59. Father Glenn Graczyk will officiate.
The Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home-West, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha, is handling the arrangements.
Memorials to Vitas Innovative Hospice Care were suggested.

Deane F. Rude
Deane F. Rude, 73, of Waukesha, died Thursday while playing golf with his wife, Dorothy, at Brookfield Hills Golf Course in Brookfield.
He retired as a sales and marketing professional in the motor carrier field, having spent many years with Robertson Transportation in Madison and Clairmont Transfer in Escanaba, Mich., and Milwaukee.
In addition to his wife, survivors include three sons, Steven (Jaynelle) of Duarte, Calif., Thomas of Menomonee Falls and James of Wales; one daughter, Jennifer (Jon) Klett of Menomonee Falls; and two grandsons.
Burial will be private.
The cremation of the body will be handled by Church and Chapel Funeral Service, 15250 W. National Ave., New Berlin.
Memorials to Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County Inc. were suggested.

Aug. 28, 2000

James L. Bultynck Sr.
Services were Sunday for James L. Bultynck Sr., 54, of Ashippun, a former resident of New Haven, Mich., who died Saturday at home.
He was a carpenter.
Survivors include two sons, James Jr. and Leonard (Tami), both of Milwaukee; three daughters, Patricia (Michael) Henkelman of Sullivan, Rene (Ed) Hackney of Hustisford and Heather (David) Borowski of Wadhams, Mich.; his mother, Verna Bultynck of New Haven, Mich.; three brothers, Hector (Ruth Ann) of Port Huron, Mich., Robert (Rene) of Auburn Hills, Mich., and John (Corinne) of New Haven, Mich.; a sister, Tammy (David) Burg of Memphis, Mich.; and 11 grandchildren.
The service was at the Pagenkopf Funeral Home in Oconomowoc. The Rev. John Hebl officiated. Entombment was to be at Wisconsin Memorial Park in Brookfield.

Edith E. Waggershauser
Edith E. Waggershauser, 89, of Waukesha, died Thursday at Waukesha Memorial Hospital.
She graduated from Milwaukee State Teachers College in 1932 and taught for a time in Milwaukee.
In 1946, she and her husband, Helmuth, moved to a farm in Waukesha, where he operated a consulting business. He died in 1998.
Survivors include a daughter, Sue Waggershauser of Waukesha, and a granddaughter.
No no visitation or services are planned.
Burial at Highland Memorial Park Cemetery in New Berlin was private. The Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home-West, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha, handled the arrangements.
Memorials to the Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County Inc., 701 Northview Road, Waukesha, WI 53188, were suggested.

Aug. 29, 2000

Catherine M. Burrow
Services will be Friday for Catherine M. Burrow, 85, of Waukesha, who died Monday at home.
She graduated from St. Joseph Grade School in Waukesha, attended Waukesha High School and was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Waukesha.
Survivors include a son, James of Waukesha; two daughters, Sharon (Edward) Grundman of Waukesha and Mary (Dennis) Majewski of Wales; a brother, Richard (Shirley) Price of Waukesha; a sister, Joyce Stubinsky of Ixonia; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m., with a vigil at 7, at the Randle-Dable Funeral Home,1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha.
Prayers at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home will be followed by a procession to the church, 225 S. Hartwell Ave., for a 10:30 a.m. Mass. Burial will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery and Mausoleum, S22-W22890 E. Broadway, Town of Waukesha.

James E. Challis
Services will be Thursday night for James E. Challis, 79, of Big Bend, who died Monday at Woodland Health Center in Brookfield.
He was a dairy farmer and a member of First United Presbyterian Church in Vernon.
Survivors include a brother, Kenneth (Marie) of Big Bend.
Visitation will be Thursday from 4 p.m. until the services at 7 at the Schmidt & Bartelt-Van Valin Funeral Home, 315 Main St., Mukwonago. The Rev. Roger Patton will officiate. Burial will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Pinelawn Memorial Park, 10700 W. Capitol Drive, Wauwatosa.
Memorials to the church or the donor's favorite charity were suggested.

Jari Allan Pohjola
Services will be Saturday morning for Jari Allan Pohjola, 47, of Oconomowoc, who died Monday at Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital.
He worked at Quest Technologies in Oconomowoc. He was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Oconomowoc and was a former member of the Oconomowoc Sportman's Club Inc.
He was an avid hunter, fisherman and artist.
Survivors include his parents, Allan and Eva Pohjola of Oconomowoc.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. until the services at 11 Saturday at the church, 210 Pleasant St. The Revs. Paul Borgman, Ronald Krug and Michael Pickhardt will officiate. Burial will be at Glenview Memorial Gardens, Highways 16 and F, W1219 Glenview Ave., Ixonia. The Pagenkopf Funeral Home, 1165 E. Summit Ave., Oconomowoc, is handling the arrangements.
Memorials to St. Paul's Building Fund were suggested.


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