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Harvey E. “Harv” Bowe PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ozaukee Press   
Wednesday, 23 August 2017 16:19

Harvey E. “Harv” Bowe, age 74, of Random Lake passed away late Saturday evening, Aug. 19, 2017, at Sharon S. Richardson Hospice in Sheboygan Falls after a courageous 10-month battle with brain cancer.
He was born on Dec. 30, 1942, in Milwaukee, a son of the late Elmer and Virginia (Banetzke) Bowe, and was raised at an early age by the late Germaine (Didier) Bowe.
Harv graduated from Waldo High School in 1960.
On Nov. 30, 1963, he married Agnes Mae “Aggie” O’Malley at St. Fridolin Catholic Church in Glenbeulah.
The couple resided in Random Lake for the past 14 years.
Harv was employed at Masco Co. in Milwaukee for 24 years and owned and operated Harv’s River Inn in Waubeka for 13 years.
He was a former member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Plymouth and was a current member of Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church in Random Lake.
He was also a member of Carter Creek Sportsmens Club and the Wisconsin Wildlife Association.
Harv was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed bow hunting, turkey hunting, and gun hunting. He loved going on vacation, camping and soaking up the sun with his wife and children and their families. He also loved watching the Green Bay Packers and spending time with family and friends. He had a heart of gold.
Survivors include his loving wife of 53 years Aggie; four children, Leonard (Lisa) Bowe of Plymouth, Sandra (Mike) Sinks of Minong, James (Lisa) Bowe of Racine and Rebecca (Kevin) Risch of Cedar Grove; nine grandchildren,  Kristin, Melissa, Matthew (Kendelle), Hannah (Todd), Jacob, Logan, Mckenna, Reed and Nathan; seven great-grandchildren; three sisters, Bonnie Mikkelson of Oshkosh, Diane (Eric) Kiehl of Muskego and Misti DeNoble of Milwaukee; and four brothers, Louis (Kathy) Bowe of Kiel, Mike (Molly) Bowe of Newburg, Steve Bowe of Madison and Neal (Claire) Bowe of Texas.
He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Leonard Bowe and Bobby Tate; one sister, Renae Grieger; and his two canine companions, Bob and Lefty.
A funeral Mass will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Plymouth. Father Philip Reifenberg, pastor of the church, will officiate.
Cremation will take place following services.
Visitation will take place at the church on Thursday, Aug. 24, from 3 p.m. until the service.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Harv’s name.
Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting the family.
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The family would like to send a special thanks to the nurses and staff at Sharon S. Richardson Hospice for the gentle and compassionate care they gave to our family.

Frances Elsie Sass PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 23 August 2017 16:18

Frances Elsie Sass, 78, of Cedar Grove, died at her home Wednesday, Aug. 16, the result of heart failure.
She was born in Cedar Grove on June 1, 1939, to William and Elsie Neerhof Brasser. She graduated from Cedar Grove High School in 1957.
On June 4, 1960, she married Robert Sass in Cedar Grove. Mrs. Sass was employed by the Cedar Grove-Belgium School District until her retirement in 1995.
She was a lifetime member of Calvary Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Cedar Grove, where she served as a Sunday-school teacher and was an active member of the Esther Society.
Mrs. Sass enjoyed reading, decorating, and attending Holland Fest.
“She loved watching the different people who came to town, loved the atmosphere of that,” her son Jon said.
Christmas was her favorite holiday, he said, and brought out her decorating touches.
“She always had four or five trees in the house, fully decorated, during the holidays,” her son said.
Mrs. Sass is survived by her husband Robert; daughter Lori (Doug) Smit of Doon, Iowa; sons Rob (Mary) of Sheboygan and Jon (Kris) of Cedar Grove; grandchildren David (Trisha) Smit, Dustin Smit, Kelsey Smit, Robbie Sass, Samantha Sass, Lucas Sass, Katie Sass, Emily Sass, and Lyndsay Sass; one great-grandchild; sister-in-law Mary Ashley; and brother-in-law Richard (Debbie) Sass.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Fred Brasser, parents-in-law Walter and Frances Sass, and brother-in-law Richard Ashley.
A funeral service was held on Monday, Aug. 21, at Calvary Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Cedar Grove. The Rev. David Cornette officiated. Burial took place at Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested in her name for the church.
The Wenig Funeral Home of Oostburg assisted the family.

Lorraine M. Weyker PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 23 August 2017 16:18

Port Washington native Lorraine M. Weyker loved to bake and cook, always with extra tender loving care.
    “She loved cooking, and you never left her house hungry. She also loved the Packers and playing sheepshead,” her daughter Joyce McCaughn said.
    Mrs. Weyker, 94, died Monday, Aug. 21, at Shepherds Inn assisted living in Seymour.
    Mrs. Weyker was born in Port Washington on July 30, 1923, to John and Barbara Prom Karrels. She attended St. Mary’s School at Lake Church in the Town of Belgium and graduated from Port Washington High School in 1941.  
    In 1943, she married Victor Weyker in Montgomery, Ala., and traveled throughout the South doing civil service jobs.
    The couple returned to the Town of Port Washington after World War II and raised their family. Her husband preceded her in death July 7, 1995.
    Mrs. Weyker was proud that she, her grandmother Helen Prom, and mother Barbara Karrels had all lived past the age of 90.  
    Mrs. Weyker is survived by her daughter Joyce McCaughn of Green Bay; grandchildren Patrick (Jill) McCaughn and Kerry McCaughn, all of Green Bay; and two great-grandchildren.  
    She is further survived by her brother Franklin (Annabelle) Karrels of Port Washington, sister Janet Becker of Port Washington and sister-in-law Anne Karrels of Saukville.
    In addition to her husband, Mrs. Weyker was preceded in death by her son Daniel; brothers Wilfrid, Oliver and LeRoy Karrels; and sister Adeline Bolz.
    Father Patrick Wendt will celebrate a Mass of Christian burial at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, at St. John XXIII Parish, St. Peter of Alcantara Church in Port Washington. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the church.
    Interment will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Port Washington.      
    Poole Funeral Home, Port Washington, is handling the arrangements.

Ward J. Braby PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 23 August 2017 16:18

Ward J. Braby of Port Washington was a family man who loved swimming early in the morning at Thomas Jefferson Middle School’s pool and walking around the neighborhood with his canine pal Beatrice.
    “He was a great family man, and he did everything for his kids,” his daughter Jean Jacoby said.
    Mr. Braby, 88, died Tuesday, Aug. 15, at his home on West Monroe Street.
    He was born in Port Washington on May 3, 1929, the son of Wilbert and Jessie Sanford Braby. He graduated from Port Washington High School in 1947.
    Mr. Braby worked as an assembly lead man at Simplicity Manufacturing Co. in Port for more than 47 years.
    He also did janitorial work in the evenings at the former Port Washington Savings and Loan, Thomas Jefferson Middle School and the Ozaukee County Administration Center and the Ozaukee County Justice Center.
    Mr. Braby married Joan E. Bichler on May 4, 1957, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Port Washington. She preceded him in death on July 14, 2009.
    Mr. Braby was a member of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local 1430 for many years.
    Mr. Braby is survived by his daughters Jean (Mark) Jacoby of the Town of Erin and Joanne (Dave) Dahm of Belgium; grandchildren Lauren (Daniel) Rakowski, Alyssa (Shane) Alloway, Shannon (Joe Heisler) Jacoby, Christopher (Kaitlyn) Braby, Ryan (Cesie) Dahm, Matthew (Bianca) Dahm, Sarah Dahm and Danielle Dahm; four great-grandchildren; and brother-in-law Harlan Meins of Port Washington.
    He was preceded in death by his wife Joan, sons James and William, sister Nancy Meins, and brothers Foster, Merle and Gordon.
    A funeral was to be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23, at St. John XXIII Parish, St. Peter of Alcantara Church in Port Washington. Father Patrick Wendt officiated.      
    Visitation was to be held at the church Wednesday from 4 p.m. until the funeral.
    Interment took place at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Port Washington.
    Memorials also are suggested.
    Poole Funeral Home, Port Washington, handled the arrangements.

Cyrilla A. Thull PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 23 August 2017 16:15

Cyrilla A. Thull (nee Vogt), 91, of the Town of Kewaskum, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, at Cedar Lake Health and Rehabilitation Center in West Bend.
She was born on May 2, 1926, in the Town of West Bend, the daughter of the late Nick and Helena Vogt (nee Jansen), and on Oct. 18, 1947, she was united in marriage to William F. “Bill” Thull at Holy Angels Catholic Church in West Bend.  Bill preceded Cyrilla in death on July 16, 2014.
Cryilla was a hard-working farm wife who came from the generation that went through the Great Depression and World War II and went from kerosene lanterns to computers. With her husband Bill, she experienced the joys and challenges of farm life and of raising a large family. Along with working on the farm, she worked at Pick Manufacturing, Schloemer Law Office and Cedar Lake Community.  
Cryilla was a long-time member of St. Michael Catholic Church, the Christian Women’s Club, the Homemakers Club and Farm Bureau. She was also a 4-H leader and an officer for Catholic Foresters.
In her free time, Cryilla enjoyed playing sheepshead with her family, gardening, canning, attending her grandchildren’s activities and baking her famous apple slices. She was a big promoter of her husband's, children’s and grandchildren’s bands and music.
Cyrilla’s family and extended family will remember her get-it-done attitude, feistiness, devotion to family, love for her family’s polka music and devotion to her Catholic faith.
Those Cyrilla leaves behind to cherish her memory include five children, Kathleen (David) Wagner, Michael (Connie) Thull and Ralph (Mary Lou) Thull, all of Kewaskum, Eileen (Robert) Kuether of Manitowoc and Denis (Wendy) Thull of Kewaskum; 14 grandchildren, Deanna (Roger) Schmidt, Julie (Dave) Steger, Nicholas Wagner, Joyce (Brady) Bailo, Lynn Thull, Randy (Ashley) Thull, Michelle (Dan) Jerabek, Melissa (Nathan) Rank, Russell (Megan) Thull, Marcia (fiance Adam Socha) Thull, Cindy (Andrew) Scharenbroch, Mark Kuether, Jared (fiancee Dawn Wagner) Thull  and Kayli Thull; 20 great-grandchildren, Vanessa Schwake, Jillian Schwake and Rodee Schmidt, Jonathan and Dillan Steger, Ryan, Ashlyn, Angelena and Reeve Thull, Johnny and Emma Rank, Shaylee, Maria and Bo Jerabek, William and Nora Thull, Natalie, Benjamin, Elliott and Sam Scharenbroch; a great-grandchild due in October; a sister, Catherine (Jack) Weninger of Slinger; a sister-in-law, Ann Thill of Kewaskum; many nieces; nephews; other relatives; and friends.
In addition to her husband and parents, Cyrilla was preceded in death by three sisters, Helen (Harvey) Oelhafen, Therese (John) Oelhafen and Eleanor (Edwin) Ihlenfeld; and three brothers, Clarence Vogt, Carl (Helen) Vogt and Denis (Marian) Vogt.
A Mass of Christian burial for Cyrilla was held Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017, at St. Michael Catholic Church in Kewaskum.  Father Edwin Kornath officiated.
Burial was Monday, Aug. 21, at the parish cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Michael Catholic Church or a charity of your choice are appreciated.
The Thull family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to Cedar Lake Community staff and Cedar Hospice for the wonderful care they provided to their mother.
Myrhum Patten Miller & Kietzer Funeral Homes was entrusted with Cyrilla’s arrangements.  
Additional information and guest book may be found at

Jeanne Risch PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 17 August 2017 20:15

Jeanne E. Risch, 74, of Sheboygan, formerly of Port Washington, died Aug. 15. 

She was born May 29, 1943, in Sheboygan to Norbert and Madeline Bruder Jetzer. 

She attended schools in Sheboygan and graduated from South High School in 1961. 

On May 15, 1965, she was united in marriage to James A. Risch at St. Peter Claver Church in Sheboygan.

Ms. Risch was a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed reading and taking walks, and was a member of the women’s guild at church while her children were in grade school in Port Washington. 

She was very proud of her children and grandchildren and loved them unconditionally.

Ms. Risch is survived by her children Debra (Tim) Gierach, Nancy (Randall) Koopman, Kathleen (Bill) Leissring, Michael (Michelle DeSwarte), David (Susan), Julie (Terland Caldwell) Risch, Thomas (Sarah); grandchildren Justin and Aleesha Risch, Jessica and Joshua Koopman, Anthony and Nicholas Leissring, Madeline Rasco, Hunter Gierach, Matthew, Isaiah and Jeremiah Risch and Cameron Caldwell; siblings Wayne (Diana) Jetzer, Gary (Patti) Jetzer, Dennis (Diane) Jetzer, Mark (Karin) Jetzer and Carol (Marvin) Nagy; and special friend Mary Miller. 

She was preceded in death by her parents and her infant son Anthony.

Visitation will be held on Friday, Aug. 18, from 1 p.m. until the time of the funeral Mass at 4 p.m. at St. Clement Catholic Church in Sheboygan. The Rev. Gideon Buya will celebrate the Mass. 

Private interment will take place at Calvary Cemetery. 

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