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Russ Ehlers PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ozaukee Press   
Wednesday, 12 April 2017 22:51

Russell B. Ehlers,  88, of Port Washington, died on March 3 at Lawlis Family Hospice, in Mequon.

“He was known as an avid fisherman and for his great sense of humor,” said his daughter, Jan Adams.

Mr. Ehlers moved to Grafton in 2006 and then to Port Washington in 2008. He resided at Ellen’s Home assisted living facility at the time of his death.

Mr. Ehlers was born on February 9, 1929, in Milwaukee, the son of the late Grover Cleveland Ehlers and the late Corsenna (Braasch) Ehlers. He attended Marquette University High School and upon graduation he went on to play for the Detroit Tigers AA farm team. He was an exceptional pitcher and also led the league in home runs and batting average. After a few years of playing, Mr. Ehlers decided to focus his life on  family as well as a career.

Mr. Ehlers was united in marriage to Lenore Kupczak on April 11, 1953, in Milwaukee and the couple had two children, Jan and James. He was employed by Pratt Manufacturing working as a plant manager for nearly 40 years. He was a dedicated employee who gave his time and talents to the company. In 1979, the company was bought by the Bodolay Brothers and they relocated to Lakeland, Fla. Mr. Ehlers,  along with his wife, made the move to Florida and he remained with the company until his retirement in 1993. Shortly after his retirement, he and his wife, relocated back to Wisconsin, to be closer to his family and friends.  

Mr. Ehlers was a true sportsman.  He enjoyed golfing, trap shooting, and being out on the open waters fishing every chance he could get.

Mr. Ehlers is survived by his children, Jan Adams of Grafton and James (Vicki) Ehlers of Roberts; grandchildren James (Deanna) Sasaki-Adams, Melissa (Thomas) Reuter, Jarod (Shelly) Adams, Timothy Ehlers, Sara (Dan) Yarrington, and Joshua Ehlers; and sister-in-law, Elizabeth Ehlers.  He is further survived by 11 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  Russell was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Lenore, son-in-law, Gary Adams, and two brothers, Ralph and Richard Ehlers.  

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 22, at 11 a.m. at the Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory, in Grafton. The family will receive friends and relatives, on Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Memorials can be made to the charity of your choice.

 
Holden R. Brumm PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 12 April 2017 22:51

Holden R. Brumm was a creative young man who enjoyed drawing and making music.

“He was very artistic,” his father Robert said.

He didn’t play a traditional instrument, but during the past five years Mr. Brumm really got into creating music, particularly electronic music, on his computer, his father said.

He also enjoyed creating art on his computer, using Photoshop and video editing software to create his own artwork, his father said.

Mr. Brumm died Monday, April 3, at his home in Port Washington. He was 19.

He was born on Nov. 18, 1997, to Robert and Tammy Raney Brumm Jr.

He grew up in Port Washington and graduated from Port Washington High School in 2016.

He was part of the Pirate Academy his final year of high school, his father said, and had been an intern at Kleen Test Products in Port, where he helped document the manufacturing process.

Mr. Brumm was a quiet, introverted man, his father said.

“Those who got to know him all said he was so caring, warm and sensitive,” his father said. “He was shy, but once you got to know him you saw that side of him.”

Mr. Brumm is survived by his parents Robert and Tammy Brumm Jr. of Port Washington, his brother Keegan Brumm of Milwaukee and his grandparents Veronica Hensiak and Randy Hensiak, both of Eau Claire, and Karen and Robert Brumm Sr. of Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

He is further survived by his close friends Kaleigh Montgomery, Simon Wade and Angel Hesselink.

Mr. Brumm was preceded in death by his great-grandmother Veronica “Darlene” Ernest and his other great-grandparents.

A funeral service for Mr. Brumm was held Friday, April 7, at Poole Funeral Home in Port Washington. The Rev. David Guse officiated.

Memorials to the American Diabetes Association, 375 Bishops Way, Brookfield 53005 are suggested.

 
June Herr PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 07 April 2017 19:30

Port Washington resident June A. Herr enjoyed singing and dancing.

“She lived a long and full life,” her son E.J. Herr said. “It’s never easy to say goodbye.” 

Mrs. Herr, 90, died Tuesday, March 28, at Ellen’s Home Assisted Living in Port Washington.

She was born in Maywood, IL, on Aug. 4, 1926, the daughter of Harry and Madelin Lapsley. 

She graduated from Lakeside High School in Chicago. She attended comptometry school and was working as a comptometer operator when she met and married Dr. Charles J. Seifert.

In 1950, the couple relocated to Milwaukee where she worked for Square D. In 1952, they moved to Sheboygan where they raised three daughters. They also spent a year in Arcachon, France while Dr. Seifert served in the military.

In 1964, she married Eugene A. Herr and a few years later were pleasantly surprised by the arrival of a son, E.J. Herr, when she was 46 years young. 

Mrs. Herr supported many charitable organizations and was a member of the Sheboygan Community Players and Grace Episcopal Church. She volunteered at the Sheboygan County Humane Society, Meals on Wheels, worked as a matron for the Sheriff’s Department and was a teacher’s aide. 

Mrs. Herr is survived by her children Cheryl Kasper of South Carolina,  Diane Ryan of Belgium, E.J. (Jennifer) of West Allis and step-daughter Linda Mand of Sheboygan; grandchildren Nathan Campbell of South Carolina, Aaron Campbell of Adell, Katie Campbell of Oregon, Belinda Campbell of South Carolina, Roderick Schimek of California, Wendy Rodgers and Mark Mand both of Sheboygan.

She is further survived by her brother Donald (Marion) Lapsley of Arizona along with her many great grandchildren. 

Mrs. Herr was preceded in death by her daughter Ruth Caravella and husbands Dr. Charles J. Seifert and Gene Herr.

A memorial service was held April 2 at Holy Cross Cemetery in Sheboygan.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Sheboygan County Humane Society. 

Arrangements were handled by Poole Funeral Home, Port Washington.

 
Florence Meunier PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 07 April 2017 19:30

Florence H. Johann Meunier was a hard-working woman devoted to her family, baking, gardening and knitting.

“She always said a job worth doing is a job worth doing well and that’s the way she lived and that’s what she taught us,” said Brian, one of her five sons.

Mrs. Meunier, 96, of Rocky Knoll in Plymouth, formerly of Grafton, died Thursday, March 30.

She was born Aug. 4, 1920, in Jackson to William and Annie Drollinger Johann.

On April 26, 1943, she married Joseph Meunier.

Baking was one of her passions. Mrs. Meunier would often spend all of Saturdays baking breads, cookies and pastries. Her sons said they considered taking her butterhorns commercial.

Mrs. Meunier decorated ceramics and led ceramics classes at the Grafton Senior Center. Creations included holiday related figurines her family received as gifts.

She sewed and knitted scarves and winter socks for family members, and doll costumes for her nieces and to help raise money for St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Grafton. She was a longtime member of the church.

Mrs. Meunier was an avid gardener and enjoyed sheepshead, winning her first game in 1989. She claimed facing east during games was good luck, her sons said.

Mrs. Meunier was loving, warm, resilient, patient and humble, her sons said.

She is survived by her children Michael (Connie) of Onalaska, Paul of Redwood City, Calif., Brian (Mary) of Marshall, Robert (Jacquelyn) Pleasantville, Iowa, and John (Suzanne) of Kiel; grandchildren Lisa (Josh) Riniker, Jeff (Jennifer) Meunier, Nathan (Miranda) Meunier, Joshua, Meunier, Zechariah Meunier, Benjamin Meunier, Kathryn Meunier, Matthew Meunier, Eric Meunier, Nicolette Meunier and Jack Meunier; and eight great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian burial was held Tuesday, April 4, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Father Michael Barrett officiated. Interment was at the church cemetery.

Memorials to St. Joseph Catholic Church appreciated.

Mueller Funeral Home of Cedarburg handled arrangements.

 
Robert Bares PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 07 April 2017 19:29

Funeral services were held Tuesday,  April 4, for lifelong Belgium resident Robert B. Bares, 85, who died Friday, March 31.

Mr. Bares was born on Oct. 12, 1931, the son of Louis and Margaret Schueller Bares.

As a young boy, he worked alongside his uncles as a delivery boy for Wayside Dairy.

At the age of 22, Mr. Bares was drafted into the U.S. Army and served during the Korean War until his honorable discharge in 1955.

On Aug. 25, 1962, he married Leona Grabinger at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Little Kohler.

In the early 1960s, Mr. Bares and his brother Englebert bought their father’s business, Bares Well Drilling and Pump Service.

They worked together for many years before Mr. Bares took a job at Advanced Cast Stone in Random Lake, where he worked until retiring in 1997.

During retirement, Mr. Bares worked part-time as a custodian at Port Washington High School.

He was a lifelong member of Divine Savior Parish in Holy Cross.

Mr. Bares was also a member of the Catholic Knights, Catholic Order of Foresters, American Legion Melvin Wester Belgium Post 412 and Wisconsin Laborer’s Union Local 330.

Family members said he enjoyed gardening and restoring his 1929 Ford Model T sedan.

Mr. Bares is survived by his wife Leona of Belgium; son Bill (Cathy) of Fredonia; and grandchildren Nathan, Dylan, Haily, Austin and Bennett.

He is further survived by his brothers Donald (Julie) and Englebert “Bert” (Regina), both of Belgium; sisters Betty Gottsacker of Shawano and Dorothy (Michael) Harrington of Port Washington; and sisters-in-law Kathleen Bares of Belgium and Mary Bares of Holy Cross.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Bares was preceded in death by his brothers Kenneth and Eugene; sisters-in-law Beatrice Bares, Marcella Kultgen, Viola Kultgen and Evelyn Grabinger; and brothers-in-law Ray Kultgen, Edward Grabinger, Joe Kultgen and Eugene Gottsacker.

A Mass of Christian burial was held Tuesday, April 4, at Divine Savior Parish, Holy Cross Chapel in Holy Cross.

Father Todd Budde and Father Jim Ernster were the concelebrants.

Burial with military honors was at Holy Cross Parish Cemetery.

Memorials are requested to Divine Savior Parish or the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight.

Arrangements were handled by Eernisse Funeral Home, Belgium.

 
Roy Keller PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 07 April 2017 19:29

Roy Walter Keller of Belgium enjoyed helping others.

“He liked to have a good time with those around him,” his wife Betty Keller said. “He always helped neighbors with cutting grass and shoveling the snow, even welding if they needed it.”

Mr. Keller, 90, died of congestive heart failure on Sunday, April 2, at Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice, Sheboygan Falls. 

He was born on Oct. 8, 1926 to Walter and Margaret Tvehscherer Keller in Devil’s Lake, ND. 

On Oct. 10, 1949, he married Elizabeth “Betty” Wolf at St. Mary Catholic Church in Knox, ND.

The couple moved to Wisconsin in 1950 where they raised their family.

Mr. Keller was a proud Navy veteran who served in WWII. He participated in the VFW post 5373 and enjoyed marching in the local parades.

He worked as a welder at Gilson Bros. in Fredonia and later worked for Simplicity in Port Washington until he retired in 1991. He kept busy serving as the Belgium Village marshal. 

Mr. Keller is survived by his wife Betty, children Diane (Leon) Anzia of Belgium, Lavonne (Ray) Kling of West Bend, Corinne (Andy) Kozeniecki of Saukville, Larry (Nan) and David (Margo) all of Port Washington, grandchildren Greg, Scott, Dawn, Nicole, Marissa, Lindsay, Nicholas, Alexis, Brittany, Desiree, Margaret, Denise, Tyler, Ashley and Courtney, and 13 great-grandchildren.

He is further survived by brothers Mike (Lorraine), John (Nancy), brothers-in-law Daniel (Nancy) Wolf, Francis (Verena) Wolf, sister-in-laws Irene Meyers and Lorraine (Gene) Klein. 

Mr. Keller is preceded in death by his parents, four sisters and three brothers.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, at Divine Savior Parish Holy Cross Chapel in Belgium. Father Todd Budde will officiate.  

He will be laid to rest with full military honors at St. Mary Parish Cemetery Lake Church following the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the VFW post 5373. 

Arrangements are being handled by Eernisse Funeral Home, Port Washingtion. 

 
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