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Leonard L. Geib PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ozaukee Press   
Wednesday, 17 January 2018 17:27

Longtime Port Washington resident Leonard L. Geib died Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, at Lawlis Family Hospice in Mequon. He was 79.
Mr. Geib was born in Milwaukee on June 14, 1938, to Clara (Sellheusen) and John C. Geib.
He lived in the Town of Grafton before moving to Port Washington more than 40 years ago.
Mr. Geib worked at Smith Bros. Restaurant in Port Washington for 22 years. He retired at age 62.
He enjoyed fishing and liked to watch movies and listen to music.
Mr. Geib is survived by his sister Arlene Geib and brother Earl T. Geib.
He loved his nieces Diana Dahlberg, Patricia (Edward) Hrabik and Cheryl Head.
Mr. Geib is further survived by lots of other neices and nephews, other relatives and friends.
Cremation was handled by Eernisse Funeral Home, Port Washington.

Shirley Parlow PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 17 January 2018 17:26

Shirley Parlow 85, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Dec. 23, 2018, at her Harbor Cove residence in Port Washington.
Shirley was born Jan. 2, 1932, in Port to Alvin and Lenore Leider Thome and graduated from St. Mary's High School on June 2, 1948.
On Nov. 17, 1951, she married Marvin Parlow of Belgium at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Port. Shirley was preceded in death by Marvin on Sept. 4, 2004.
Shirley was a lifelong resident of Port and worked at Grafton Plastics for a number of years before being employed at Simplicity Manufacturing. for more than 22 years until retirement in 1995.
Mom always had a smile and a good word for everyone. She was an avid league bowler who loved country music and dancing with dad. She cherished every moment with her daughter Melinda and enjoyed traveling the U.S., especially trips to Branson, Mo., with her sister Carol and her husband George Lucas of Port.
Her trips to Door County shops with her daughters Michele and Melinda and granddaughter Melanie were her delight. In 2012, her twin granddaughters talked her into a bus trip with them to Nashville, which was a great joy for her and the girls.
Shirley's final years were truly brightened by her Harry's Restaurant  acquaintance and dear friend Russ Noegel, who escorted her daily to area restaurants and music venues. In 2017, she held her only great-grandchild, Noah, born to Melanie and Steve Balsavich in 2017.
Shirley is survived by her children Melinda of Port, Michele (Sid) Weickhardt of Flat Rock, N.C., Mike Parlow of Port and Mary Parlow of Waukesha; grandchildren Melanie (Steve) Balsavich of Wilmington, Mass., Spencer Parlow of Milwaukee, Katie Parlow of Milwaukee and Chrissy Parlow of Denver, Colo.; and great-grandson Noah of Wilmington, Mass.
Shirley was further preceded in death by her son Mitch Parlow in 1979, sister Carol Lucas and sisters-in-law Marcella Witte and Evelyn Becker.
Our deepest thank you to the very special people at The Harbor Cove who cared for and comforted mom day and night through her Alzheimer's nightmare, and to all the very special people who eased my mother's fears for Melinda's well being and special needs at her group residence and Prime Horizon Day Center.
Every star in the sky burns bright with your love and devotion to your profession.
Thank you.
Please make any memorials to Alzheimer's research.

David A. Muenchow PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 17 January 2018 17:25

History was David A. Muenchow’s calling, but he also enjoyed singing bass twice in the musical “Messiah.”
    Muenchow’s deep, low voice was perfect for the “Messiah,” which was composed in 1741 by George Handel.
    “He was kind of a stoic German, you know?” said Mr. Muenchow’s wife, Gail. “When he found out they were doing the ‘Messiah,’ this guy came running home like a little kid with a great big grin on his face.
    “And he was on the phone right away, calling the guy that was heading it. He was telling him he had done the ‘Messiah’ before, he sings bass and was available for an audition. The guy took him on right away and never had him audition.
    “Boy oh boy, I’m telling you, that was one happy guy.”
    Mr. Muenchow, who taught at Ozaukee High School for 29 years while living in Port Washington and Fredonia, died Nov. 22 at Casas de lu Lus Hospice in Tucson, Ariz. He was 81.
    Mr. Muenchow was born Aug. 3, 1936, in Milwaukee and graduated from Cedarburgh High School in 1955. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1959 to 1963 and developed an interest in history thanks to his world travels.
    “While he was in Greece, he saw petroglyphs that were written on the walls,” said his wife of 43 years. “Petroglyphs are writing of the ancient people, and that’s what stirred his interest in history.”
    Upon his discharge from the Navy, Mr. Muenchow started to pursue his interest in history by attending San Diego City College. He also went to school at  Arizona, Arizona State and Northern Arizona universities.
    In 1967, Mr. Muenchow accepted a job teaching history at  Ozaukee High. He was most interested in the Civil War.
    “He had a hard time with the country being divided, that just sparked his interest,” Mr. Muenchow’s wife said. “He tried to figure out what caused the divisions. But I tell you, he liked all history. He was an excellent historian.”
    Mr. Muenchow was also editor of the yearbook and served as a representative with the Wisconsin Education Association for several years before retiring in 1996.
    He then moved to a log cabin in Winter, which is located near Hayward, before permanently moving to Tucson in 2007.
    Mr. Muenchow was preceded in death by parents Arthur and Althea Muenchow and sister Carol D’Angelo.
    He is survived by his wife Gail; sister Katy of West Bend;  stepson Mike of Franklin; three step-grandchildren; and three great step-grandchildren.
    Internment will be held at Veteran’s Cemetery in Union Grove this summer.
    A celebration of life will be held Saturday, Jan. 27, at Hills Episcopal Church in Tucson. Memorials may be sent to Casas de lu Luz at 7740 N. Oracle Rd., Tucson, 85704.

Alois M. “Al” Stockhausen PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 17 January 2018 17:22

Alois M. “Al” Stockhausen, age 84, of Newburg, died peacefully at home with his family on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, following a short battle with cancer.
He was born July 24, 1933, in West Bend to Aloys and Marion (nee Becker) Stockhausen.
On June 19, 1954, he was united in marriage to Barbara A. Bohn at St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Church in Barton.
Al worked with his father at Stockhausen Garage in Newburg from a young age until 1966. He then went to work for Simplicity Manufacturing in Port Washington and retired as a maintenance lead in 1996.
He enjoyed his retirement traveling with Barbara and spending time with friends and family. Also, he enjoyed fishing, hunting and touring the countryside on his motorcycle.
As a father, Al taught and led by Christian values. He was honest, hardworking, kind and a very gentle soul who prided himself in service to friends and family.
He was a lifetime member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Newburg and a past member of the Newburg Fire Department and Newburg Sportsman’s Club.
Al is survived by his seven children, Ann Stockhausen of West Bend, Kathy (Dave) Ostrowski of Milton, John (Brenda) of West Bend, Joel (Patti) of Grafton, James (Linda) of West Bend, Jay (Camie) of Cambridge, Iowa, and Paul (Stephanie) of West Bend; and seven grandchildren, Tony (Amanda), Amanda (fiance Justin Strobel), Michael, Laura, Katie, Noelle and Abby Stockhausen. Alois was the proud Great Papa of Ava.
He is further survived by his sister Janis (Robert) Weyker of Newburg; two sisters-in-law, Helen Haumschild of Clearwater, Fla., and Elaine Brunner of Fredonia; nieces; nephews; other relatives; and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife Barbara; parents Aloys and Marion Stockhausen; three brothers-in-law, William Bohn, James Haumschild and Howard Brunner; his in-laws Roman and Marie Bohn; and his step-mother-in-law Clara Bohn.
Visitations will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 17, from 4 p.m. until a Rosary at 7 p.m. at the Schmidt Funeral Home in West Bend, and on Thursday, Jan. 18, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Newburg from 10 until 10:45 a.m.
A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday followed by burial in Holy Trinity Cemetery. Father Kevin Kowalske will preside.
Schmidt Funeral Home in West Bend is serving the family.
Online guestbook and condolences are available at

Blanche “BJ” Paulin PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 17 January 2018 17:22

Blanche J. Paulin worked for years as a secretary at Dunwiddie Elementary School in Port Washington, a job she enjoyed so much that she inspired her children to get teaching degrees.
    “She loved it,” her daughter Jill Paulin said. “She loved being around the kids. She said teaching was the best profession. That’s why we all became teachers.”
    Mrs. Paulin, who was also known as BJ, had worked secretarial jobs at other places, but it was her time at the elementary school that was her favorite, her daughter said.
    She loved it so much that even after she and her husband Marvin moved to Arizona, she took a job as an elementary school secretary.
    “She thought it was the best thing around,” her daughter said.
    The job suited her mother, she added, noting her mother was an organized, hard-working woman.
    Mrs. Paulin died Saturday, Jan. 6, at Peaceful and Comfort Assisted Living Home in Mesa, Ariz. She was 91.
    The Mesa resident had moved to the assisted living facility four days earlier.
    Mrs. Paulin was a native of Belgium, born on April 8, 1926, to Fred and Leona Mayer Krier.
    On Sept. 11, 1948, she and Marvin Paulin married at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lake Church.
    “She was dedicated to my dad. They were inseparable,” their daughter said.
    The couple settled in Port Washington, but health issues caused them to move to Sunland Village in Mesa, Ariz. It was there Mrs. Paulin earned the nickname BJ.
    Mrs. Paulin enjoyed playing mahjong, card games and reading.
    She and her husband also enjoyed traveling, particularly touring the Southwest in their recreational vehicle.
    “They were campers,” their daughter said, recalling family trips throughout Wisconsin when she was a child. “They really loved the outdoors.”
    The couple later bought a cabin in Show Low, Ariz., where they spent their summers.
    Mrs. Paulin is survived by her children, Dean (Diane) of Mesa, Ariz., Jill Paulin of Wisconsin Rapids and Kay Paulin of Chandler, Ariz., and granddaughters Kendalyn and Karleen.
    She is further survived by her brother Fred (Cricket) Krier of Belgium and Mesa, Ariz.
    She was preceded in death by her husband Marvin on Oct. 16, 2012, as well as her son Terry, brother Donald Krier and sister Jean Holle.
    No funeral service is planned.
    Mrs. Paulin’s ashes will be buried at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Port Washington this summer.

Diane K. Biever PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 17 January 2018 17:21

Diane K. Biever, age 69, of Mayville, passed away Thursday, Jan.11, 2018, at Touchstone Living Care in Mayville.
A memorial Mass of Christian burial will take place on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, at 1 p.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church in LeRoy, with Father Al Van Beek presiding.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, from 11:30 a.m. until the Mass at 1 p.m.
Diane was born the daughter of Eugene and Esther (Peters) Burmesch on Sept. 4, 1948, in Port Washington.
She was united in marriage to Ronald Biever on Sept, 9, 1967, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Belgium.  
She was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church in LeRoy.
In her spare time, Diane enjoyed baking cakes, making crafts, doing art projects and gardening. She also loved to travel and liked taking rides on the back of her husband’s motorcycle.
Diane is survived by her husband Ron of Mayville; children Audrey Grittinger of Sheboygan and Jed Martin of Fond du Lac; grandchildren Cecelia Martin and Aiden and Logan Grittinger; and sisters Janet (Jesse) Malone of Cascade and Marie Bath of Jackson.
She is further survived by other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, son Martin James and other relatives
Koepsell Funeral Home in Mayville is serving the family.
For online condolences and other information, please visit

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