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Verna-Lou P. Moschella PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ozaukee Press   
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 17:06

Verna-Lou P. Moschella, 48, of Port Washington and a former resident of Grafton, died at Lawlis Family Hospice Center in Mequon on Sunday, Aug. 13, following a battle with cancer and multiple sclerosis.
     Ms. Moschella was born in Hawaii on July 25, 1969, the daughter of Marvin Goodhue and Joy Winklbauer Ulseth. She moved to Milwaukee when she was a child.
    Ms. Moschella worked as an information technology support specialist at Briggs & Stratton and later at Johnson Controls before retiring for medical reasons.
    She enjoyed shooting pool and playing bingo. She was rarely seen without an iced-coffee in hand and liked socializing. Ms. Moschella loved being a “local bartender” at J’s Sports Bar, formerly Wagens, in Saukville, enjoying the friendship of those she served. Above all things, she savored time spent with her family.
     Ms. Moschella is survived by her children Nicole (Matthew) Schroeder, Jeremy (Jessica Kluge) Alamilla, both of Port Washington, and Cassi (Casey Carlson) Pentony of Saukville.  
    She is further survived by her boyfriend Nick Schilling of Grafton; grandchildren Kayla, Brayden, Bella and Luka; brother Marvin Goodhue Jr. of Kaneoho, Hawaii;  and sisters Loriann Winklbauer of Port Washington and Viki-Lynn Goodhue of Las Vegas, Nev.
    Ms. Moschella was preceded in death by her parents, stepfather Edward Ulseth, and sisters Helen Osterbrink and Joanne Ulseth.
     Her family has planned a benefit to help with ongoing medical bills and upcoming expenses, being held on Saturday, Aug. 26, at Redhead’s Tavern in Grafton, beginning at 1 p.m.
     A memorial gathering will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, at Eernisse Funeral Home in Port Washington.

Marguerite Sherwan PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 16 August 2017 17:05

Marguerite Sherwan, 96, of Port Washington, died Tuesday, Aug. 8, at Aurora Medical Center in Grafton.
    “She had a real zest for life,” her granddaughter Victoria Sherwan said.
    Mrs. Sherwan was born on Aug. 23, 1920, in Milwaukee, daughter of Walter and Martha Mros Stewart.  
    Mrs. Sherwan attended Center Street School, Riverside High School and graduated from the Wisconsin Art Academy of Milwaukee. She used her degree in fine penmanship and hand writing to become a calligrapher for Gugler Lithographing Co. in Milwaukee, where she met her future husband Earl Sherwan. They married in 1943.
    The couple moved to Sandy Beach in Belgium shortly after the birth of their son, Todd, to set up home studios overlooking Lake Michigan.
    “They were right there, on the lake, where they saw the beauty of nature,” her granddaughter said. “Their big thing was their smelt fry. They loved entertaining for that.”
    On the lake, Mrs. Sherwan hand-lettered titles of children’s books for the Whitman Publishing Co. of Racine.  
    “She did that for some of the small Disney books,” her granddaughter said. “It’s pretty amazing — before computers, they had to hand-write this.”
    She also worked in other mediums, including painting and sculpting for Accents Unlimited, a plaster-craft company which created everything from wildlife statues to plant and umbrella holders.  
    Mrs. Sherwan also created paint-yourself Christmas ornament sets. Later, she focused on a line of dog-portrait note cards that featured her husband’s pencil drawings. They were sold at specialty boutiques throughout the United States, and the idea was conceived during the time the couple was breeding and showing Basenji dogs throughout Wisconsin in the 1960s.
    Mrs. Sherwan last resided at Anita’s Garden in Port Washington.
    Her granddaughter said Mrs. Sherwan’s  love of Lake Michigan will be honored in her grandmother’s memory.
    “She expects me to take her ashes and throw them on the lake,” she said.
Mrs. Sherwan is survived by her granddaughters Jo Ann and Victoria (Todd Fischer) Sherwan, daughter-in-law Natividad Porges, a great-granddaughter, and a great-great granddaughter, all of Sheboygan.
 She was preceded in death by her husband Earl, her son Todd and her brother Alexander Stewart.
    A celebration of Marguerite’s life will be determined at a later date.
    Memorials in her name are suggested for Anita’s Garden.
    The Poole Funeral Home, Port Washington, assisted the family.

Alfred H. Kohlwey PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 16 August 2017 17:04

When you ask the man whose efforts created what is now known as Cedar Crest ice cream what his favorite flavor is, he’ll tell you “all of them,” Polly Morrison, the daughter of Alfred H. Kohlwey said.
    Kohlwey, 98, of Grafton, died as the result of a brain tumor on Friday, Aug. 11.
    Born March 30, 1919, in Grafton to Otto and Emma Kohlwey, he grew up on the family’s dairy farm and later traveled to Lutheran High School in Milwaukee via an electric train.
    After graduating, he went to work in the summers for Fox’s Dairy in Waukesha while in the winters attending the University of Wisconsin, where he acquired a short-course degree in agriculture in 1939.  
    Mr. Kohlwey then went to work for the 5 Corners Creamery in the town of Cedarburg before entering the U.S. Navy in September of 1942.
    He served as a ship fitter, repairing submarines, and was granted an honorable discharge in December of 1945.  
    On Oct. 13, 1945, he married June Werking while on a two-week leave.
    He then worked at 5 Corners Creamery in the town of Cedarburg, which he and his wife eventually purchased in the late 1940s. It allowed them to expand their Kohlwey Dairy business with the home delivery of milk, and the business was renamed Cedarburg Dairy.  
“He was extremely friendly and the best hand-shaker ever,” his daughter said. “If you ever said, ‘No, I can’t do that,’ he wouldn’t accept that.”
    By 1964 the company outgrew the dairy at 5 Corners, so the couple built a new milk-bottling plant in Cedarburg. In 1976, the family acquired Oak Brand Ice Cream Company’s distribution depot in Milwaukee and entered the ice cream business.  
    The family added to that business, purchasing Smith Ice Cream in Oshkosh in 1977 and later Lake to Lake Dairy in Manitowoc, where the ice cream plant is today. In 1978, it sold Cedarburg Dairy to Roundy’s Corp., but kept the ice cream business which is today known as Cedar Crest Ice Cream. It is now owned and operated by sons Ken, Robert, Bill and Tim.  
    Mr. Kohlwey was active in St. Paul Lutheran Church in Grafton, where he served as congregation president, on many church committees and sang in the male choir. He sang in choirs, including Sengerbund, for 85 years.
    “He was known for his social skills, singing and leadership,” his son Ken Kohlwey said. “When I was young, he was invited to sing at many weddings.”
    Mr. Kohlwey was also active in the Grafton Lions, serving as a district governor from 1975 to 1976 and as president of Wisconsin Lions Foundation from 1994 to 1995.  
    He was honored by the Rose-Harms American Legion Post 355 for his more-than 70 years of membership and as a past president.
He also served for 12 years as a supervisor     for the Town of Cedarburg, for six years as an Ozaukee County Board member, was a director of the Grafton State Bank and Grafton Medical Clinic, was president of the Dairy Council of Wisconsin and Wisconsin Dairy Products Association, was president of Century Club of Concordia University in Mequon, and was a member of the board of directors for the senior assisted-living Providence Place in Grafton.   
    “He was always willing to travel the state to promote his charities,” his daughter said. “And he felt very strongly about Christian education.”
    At the end of his life, he suffered from a brain tumor for 3-1/2 years, choosing not to have surgery or radiation treatment.
    “He was accepting of his situation,” his daughter said. “He still smiled. He even went to church the Sunday before he died.”
    Mr. Kohlwey is survived by his wife June; his children Pauline “Polly” Morrison, Lois (Rev. Roger) Kobleske, Ken (Carolyn), Robert (Debra), Bill (Sue), and Tim (Mary); brother Otto; 20 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings Ruth Dehmel, Edna Prahl,  Sally Kalb, Amy Ungrodt and Reuel Kohlwey.  
    A funeral service will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 18, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Grafton with visitation beginning at 3 p.m.
The Rev. Luke Anderson will officiate.  
    Interment will be at the church cemetery.
    Memorials are suggested to St. Paul Lutheran Church, Concordia University, Living Word Lutheran High School, Milwaukee Lutheran High School or the  Wisconsin Lions Foundation.   
    Mueller Funeral Home assisted the family.

Robert C. Uecker PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 09 August 2017 19:11

Robert C. Uecker of Grafton used to race his No. 9 car every week at the Slinger Speedway.
    “We used to look forward to watching him race and help him fix up his car,” his daughter Becky Policht said.
    Years ago, he wrestled Viktor the Bear at the Milwaukee Sports Show and said “it was like hitting a rock,” his family recalled.
    Mr. Uecker, 71, died Friday, Aug. 4, at Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital Ozaukee in Mequon.
    He was born in Milwaukee on Feb. 11, 1946, the son of Ray and Claudia Mumaw Uecker.
    Mr. Uecker was a General Motors master technician and an ASE certified welder.
    He also drove tractor-trailers and enjoyed fishing.
    Mr. Uecker is survived by his children Becky (John) Policht of New Berlin, John of Madison, Robin Uecker of Ohio and Jackie (Jordan) Rieder of Waco, Texas; six grandchildren; and brother Reynold (Evelyn) Uecker of Germantown.
    He was preceded in death by grandson Mitch Policht.
    A private family service will take place at a later date.
    Mueller Funeral Home, Cedarburg, is handling the arrangements.

Gene Hunter PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 09 August 2017 19:11

    Gene A. Hunter, 85, who lived on Highway KK in the Town of  Port Washington, died Saturday, Aug. 5, at Aurora Medical Center in Grafton.
    He was born July 10, 1932, in Milwaukee to Albert and Lillian Richards Hunter.   
    He served in U.S. Army from 1952 to 1954, and then married Rita M. Schuster of Wausau on Sept. 22, 1956, in Milwaukee.  
    Mr. Hunter worked for many years at Cedarburg Dairy.
    He is survived by his wife Rita; children Jim Hunter of Germantown and Kim (Kelly) Cayo of Brookfield; and grandchildren Sarah (Mike Zilke) Hunter, Brian Hunter, Samantha (Bart Mitchell) Hunter and Michael Cayo.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, stepfather Erv Mahlberg, brother Robert and half-brother Kenny.
    Private family services were held.
    Poole Funeral Home, Port Washington, assisted the family.

Rosalie M. “Sally” Braun PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 09 August 2017 19:10

Rosalie M. “Sally” Braun, 101, died Monday, Aug. 7, at Heritage Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Port Washington, where she had resided since 2009.
    “You could hear her humming and singing as she went down the hall in her wheelchair,” her niece Mary Schneider said. “After she turned 100, she’d often tell people ‘I’m only about 98’ when they’d ask her age.”
    Mrs. Braun was born Jan.  22, 1916,  in Charlesburg to Peter and Barbara Leitner Karls.  
    She married Jerome A. Braun of Ashford on Sept. 17, 1940, in Milwaukee.  The couple eventually made their home in Fredonia, across from St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church.  
    Mr. Braun operated a barber shop  from their home for many years. He preceded Mrs. Braun in death on Feb. 1, 1993.
    “She really enjoyed having that barber shop down in their basement,” her niece said. “She enjoyed talking with the customers. After her husband died, there were many other widows who’d come to her house and visit. She had a lot of friends.”
    Mrs. Braun was active at St. Rose Parish and enjoyed playing cards and bingo.
    She is survived by her sister-in-law Leona Karls of Chilton.
    Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter Barbara Ann; sisters Marie Olszyk, Marcella Kraemer, Martina Zolp, Adeline Schrweide and Margaret Morgan; and brothers Alfred, Edmund and Joseph Karls.
    A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 10, at Divine Savior Parish, St. Rose Chapel, in Fredonia.         Visitation begins at 1:30 p.m.
    The Rev. Todd Budde will officiate.

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