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Robert E. Burfeind PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ozaukee Press   
Wednesday, 24 January 2018 18:27

Robert E. Burfeind, 81, of Grafton, died Thursday, Jan. 18, at Heritage Nursing Home in Port Washington.  
    Mr. Burfeind was born in Newberry, Mich., on May 4, 1936, to Edwin and Anna Meyer Burfeind. The family moved to Kohler, and he graduated from Kohler High School in 1954.  
    While Mr. Burfeind was attending Valparaiso University, his family moved to Grafton, and when he was home on summer break he met Rita Seefeldt. On Oct. 3, 1959, they were married at Trinity Lutheran Church in Racine.         The couple settled in Glendale for a few years before moving to Port Washington.  In 1967, they built a home in Grafton.
    Mr. Burfeind worked as a materials manager at Russell T. Gilman, Inc. in Grafton, later called SKF, for 38 years and retired in 2000.  
    During his retirement, the couple traveled, and Mr. Burfeind played many games of golf especially with a group of friends on Saturdays. He enjoyed going up north to the family cabin near Elcho, spending time on Enterprise Lake, fishing with his grandchildren and waterskiing.
    Mr. Burfeind was a member of the Grafton School Board for 23 years. He was also a longtime member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Grafton, where his father had been a pastor for many years. His faith was very important to him, and he served on many boards and committees. He was an elder for many years, and also served as vice president of the congregation.
    Mr. Burfeind is survived by his wife Rita; sons Craig (Laurie) of Chanhassan, Minn., Daniel of Wayzata, Minn., John (Jennifer) of Bayside and Peter (Jillian) of Union City, Mich.
    He is further survived by 16 grandchildren, Leah (Patrick) Coveney, Brandon (Laura), Philip, Joel, Colin, Christian, Grace, Joseph, Ella, Jack, Katie, Aaron, Phoebe, Thomas, Vesper and Simon Burfeind; two great-grandchildren; sisters Barbara (Roger) Strenger of Plymouth and Marion (David) Erdmann of Hopkins, Minn.; and sister-in-law Marian (John) Steinke of Minoqua.
    Mr. Burfeind was preceded in death by his parents.
    Funeral services will be held at noon on Saturday, Jan. 27, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Grafton. The Rev. Luke Anderson will preside.  
    Visitation will be at the church on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the service.
    Internment will be at St. Paul Cemetery in Grafton.  
    Memorials to St. Paul Lutheran Church, Concordia University Bible Institute or the Alzheimer’s Association are suggested.
    Eernisse Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

 
Leon “Lee” Dyken PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 24 January 2018 18:27

Leon “Lee” Dyken had two passions in life, music and the environment.
    “Lee loved music. He toured with members of the family band Clan Dyken for 10 years,” his brother Mark said. “He loved being outdoors and riding bicycles.
    “He was known for his sense of humor and his gentle heart. He went out of his way to be kind. Despite lifelong mental illnesses, including depression, he made a point of seeing the best in others.”
    Mr. Dyken was a drummer in the band, which began as a garage band in Saukville in the 1970s. The group headed to California in the early 1980s, and is still recording today, his sister Julie Normann said.
    His passion for the environment took root in his love of trees, his sister said.
    “He was a tree hugger, literally,” his sister said, noting he lived in the Sierra Nevada region at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in California for a time. “Ever since he was a little boy, he loved climbing trees.”
    Mr. Dyken died Sunday, Jan. 21, at his home in Jamestown, Calif.
    The cause of death is unknown, his sister said.
    Mr. Dyken was born in Port Washington on June 26, 1966, the sixth child of Richard and Dorothy Breit Dyken.
    He grew up in Saukville and graduated from Port Washington High School in 1984.
    After high school, he traveled around the country.
    “He tried to find his niche,” his sister said, and Mr. Dyken ultimately settled in California.
    Mr. Dyken is survived by his children, Sierra Lawson of California and Sarah Fellion of western Wisconsin; and two grandchildren, Ryder and Oryon.
    He is further survived by his siblings, Mark (Laura) of Murphys, Calif., Bear of San Andreas, Calif., Anne (Don) Pawlak of Stevens Point, Gary (Linda) of San Andreas, Calif., Julie (Joe) Normann of Fredonia, Greg (Candice Wong) of Long Beach, Calif., and Eric (Katie McCormick) of Port Washington.
    He was preceded in death by his parents.
    A local celebration of Mr. Dyken’s life will be held this summer.

 
Henry Joseph Petesch PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 24 January 2018 18:26

Henry Joseph Petesch returned peacefully to his eternal Father on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018.  
He was born at home on July 13, 1928.
He attended high school at St. Francis Minor Seminary in Milwaukee, and returned to work with his parents on the family dairy farm after his graduation.
He married the love of his life, Rosemary Kleckner, on Sept. 8, 1951.  
After helping Melvin Foster Builders construct his own home, he joined their crew, working in remodeling and construction for the next 30 years, acquiring the nickname of “Hammerin’ Hank.”
He also continued to assist his parents with the milking, planting and harvesting of crops on the family farm.  
After retiring from construction, Henry was hired as the maintenance custodian at Ozaukee High School for seven years. He used his carpentry expertise not only on the job, but graciously shared his skills for the many remodeling projects requested by his daughters.  
Henry’s endearing patience and gentle character made him a reliable, dependable friend who could talk with anyone. He served as an admirable role model with his industrious work ethic, and was a devoted son and husband and a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather.  Family times were his most cherished moments.  As one of his closest friends, Sally, aptly and simply stated, “He is a kind man.”
Henry served as chief ranger of the Fredonia Catholic Order of Foresters for numerous years and was actively involved in organizing parish fish fries and working at the Ozaukee County Fair in the Foresters’ food stand.  He continued his leadership, albeit long-distance, after moving to Randolph Health Services in 2014.  
He enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s football, track, basketball, volleyball, music and drama events and took great pride in their accomplishments, often traveling several hours to support their activities.  
Several other great interests included dining out and playing sheepshead, bingo and games of chance.  He was a Packers and Brewers aficionado, following the teams from the comfort of his easy chair.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Rosemary, and his parents Henry Sr. and Elizabeth Petesch.
He will be deeply missed by his three daughters, Kathy (Jim) Casey, Connie (Dan) Holzmiller and MaryBeth Petesch (John Lemberger VI); and his sister Karen Semph.  
He is also survived by his loving grandchildren Billie-Jo (Chad) Brusveen, Jonathan (Fran) Casey, Katie (Sal) Trujillo, Kara Holzmiller, Anna Lemberger and John T. Lemberger; and 11 great-grandchildren, Ashton and Briella Brusveen, Max, Gabe, Lily, Xavi, Isaac Henry, Caleb and Dominic Casey, and Solomon and Adalyn Trujillo.
Arrangements are pending. Please see next week’s edition for details.  
Henry’s family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Cedarburg and Beaver Dam dialysis centers and Randolph Golden Living Health Services for their patient and compassionate care.
Online condolence may be left at www.eernissefuneralhome.com. 

 
Henry Joseph Petesch PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ozaukee Press   
Wednesday, 24 January 2018 18:25

Henry Joseph Petesch returned peacefully to his eternal Father on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018.  
He was born at home on July 13, 1928.
He attended high school at St. Francis Minor Seminary in Milwaukee, and returned to work with his parents on the family dairy farm after his graduation.
He married the love of his life, Rosemary Kleckner, on Sept. 8, 1951.  
After helping Melvin Foster Builders construct his own home, he joined their crew, working in remodeling and construction for the next 30 years, acquiring the nickname of “Hammerin’ Hank.”
He also continued to assist his parents with the milking, planting and harvesting of crops on the family farm.  
After retiring from construction, Henry was hired as the maintenance custodian at Ozaukee High School for seven years. He used his carpentry expertise not only on the job, but graciously shared his skills for the many remodeling projects requested by his daughters.  
Henry’s endearing patience and gentle character made him a reliable, dependable friend who could talk with anyone. He served as an admirable role model with his industrious work ethic, and was a devoted son and husband and a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather.  Family times were his most cherished moments.  As one of his closest friends, Sally, aptly and simply stated, “He is a kind man.”
Henry served as chief ranger of the Fredonia Catholic Order of Foresters for numerous years and was actively involved in organizing parish fish fries and working at the Ozaukee County Fair in the Foresters’ food stand.  He continued his leadership, albeit long-distance, after moving to Randolph Health Services in 2014.  
He enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s football, track, basketball, volleyball, music and drama events and took great pride in their accomplishments, often traveling several hours to support their activities.  
Several other great interests included dining out and playing sheepshead, bingo and games of chance.  He was a Packers and Brewers aficionado, following the teams from the comfort of his easy chair.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Rosemary, and his parents Henry Sr. and Elizabeth Petesch.
He will be deeply missed by his three daughters, Kathy (Jim) Casey, Connie (Dan) Holzmiller and MaryBeth Petesch (John Lemberger VI); and his sister Karen Semph.  
He is also survived by his loving grandchildren Billie-Jo (Chad) Brusveen, Jonathan (Fran) Casey, Katie (Sal) Trujillo, Kara Holzmiller, Anna Lemberger and John T. Lemberger; and 11 great-grandchildren, Ashton and Briella Brusveen, Max, Gabe, Lily, Xavi, Isaac Henry, Caleb and Dominic Casey, and Solomon and Adalyn Trujillo.
Arrangements are pending. Please see next week’s edition for details.  
Henry’s family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Cedarburg and Beaver Dam dialysis centers and Randolph Golden Living Health Services for their patient and compassionate care.
Online condolence may be left at www.eernissefuneralhome.com. 

 
Richard “Tony” Antonia PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 24 January 2018 18:25

Longtime Saukville resident Richard “Tony” Antonia, 75, died at his home in Oostburg on Sunday, Jan. 21.
    He was born on April 19, 1942, in Milwaukee to Alvin and Sylvia Harvey Antonia.
    He married Patty Fellenz on Aug. 26, 1967, at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in Saukville.
    Mr. Antonia was a 1960 graduate of Port Washington High School and then went on to enlist in the United States Air Force from 1960-1964.  While serving, he attended Boise State Junior College.
From 1964 to 2004, Mr. Antonia was a dedicated employee of Freeman Chemical in Saukville.
    Mr. Antonia and his wife were lifelong members of St. Peter’s UCC. He was a former member of Landt-Theil American Legion Post 470 of Saukville.         His hobbies included softball, bowling, oil painting and deer hunting.
    He is survived by his wife Patty; children Brian (Sue) Antonia of West Bend, Renee (Ken) Braeger of Eldorado and Michelle (Jason) Bertram of Waunakee; grandchildren, Candice Bertram of Astoria, N.Y., Rebekah, Hannah and Rachel Antonia  of West Bend and Danielle Schueller of Appleton.
    He is further survived by a sister Eileen (John) Haapakoski of Tomahawk, sisters-in-law Sadonna Antonia, BettyMae Schmitz and a brother-in-law Al (Linda) Ramthun.
    Mr. Antonia is preceded in death by his parents; a sister Jane (Clayton) Hughes; and brothers Bill and Eugene (Mae).
    A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, at Eernisse Funeral Home in Belgium. Chaplain John Putnam will officiate.  
    Visitation will be held from noon until the time of service.

 
Daniel L. Dickmann PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 24 January 2018 18:24

Daniel L. Dickmann, a young man with a contagious smile and generous spirit, died Thursday, Jan. 18, at Aurora Medical Center in Grafton of injuries suffered in a snowmobile accident on the Milwaukee River in the Town of Fredonia. He was 29.
    “He’d give the shirt off his back to anyone who needed help,” his father David said. “He did that so well.”
    Mr. Dickmann was born July 20, 1988, in Milwaukee, the son of David and Marla Klockow Dickmann.
    He grew up in Saukville, and as a child was drawn to sports. He played Little League baseball, soccer and Rebels football.
    At Port Washington High School, Mr. Dickmann discovered competitive swimming and was a member of a relay team that competed in the WIAA state swimming finals. He was also a member of the school’s track and field and baseball teams.
    After graduating from Port High in 2007, Mr. Dickmann earned a welding certificate from Milwaukee Area Technical College. He worked previously at Kapco Metal Stamping in Grafton and General Metal Works in Thiensville. He most recently worked for Richards Floor Covering in Saukville.
    Mr. Dickmann never outgrew his love of sports. He was a member of the Saukville Saints Land O’ Lakes baseball team and was an assistant junior varsity baseball coach at Port Washington High School for a year. He also continued swimming.
    Adventurous and drawn to the outdoors, he snowmobiled in winter and jet-skied in the summer.
    “He just loved being around the water,” his father said.
    A jokester, Mr. Dickmann will be remembered for his flair for storytelling and contagious laugh, his family said.
    He is survived by his girlfriend Laura Dieringer of Saukville, parents Marla and Dave Dickmann of Saukville and siblings Kayla (Paul) Terriquez of Elm Grove, Steve (Alyce Beaumont) of Saukville and Tom (Amber) of Stevens Point.
    He was preceded in death by his grandparents Fred “Junie” and Virginia “Ginny” Dickmann and Olive Gerl.
    A Mass of Christian burial was to be celebrated at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, at St. John XXIII Parish, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, in Saukville. Father Patrick Wendt was to officiate.
    Visitation will be from 3 to 6:15 p.m. Wednesday at the church.
    Memorial are appreciated.
    Poole Funeral Home and Crematory, Port Washington, is handling the arrangements.

 
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