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Doreen Thill PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ozaukee Press   
Wednesday, 12 July 2017 15:53

Doreen Thill, 59, of Port Washington, died unexpectedly following an auto accident on Wednesday, July 5.
Mrs. Thill was born in Port Washington Nov. 30, 1957, daughter of Adolph and Jean Barnes Dieringer.
She attended local schools and graduated from Port Washington High School in 1976.
On May 23, 1981, she married Tom Thill at Holy Cross Catholic Church in the Town of Belgium. The couple settled on Tom’s family homestead and began farming and raising their family.
 “She helped me no matter what,” said her husband, who noted she did so despite back and leg pain that required several surgeries. “She was my third hand.”
She also could often be found on her lawn mower or in her garden, he said.
Mrs. Thill drove a school bus for various local companies for more than 20 years.
“She was very outgoing and just loved kids,” her husband said. “Some of those kids were second generation for her — she also drove their parents.”
On Sundays during the football season, Mrs. Thill enjoyed watching the Green Bay Packers.
She was a member of Divine Savior Parish, Holy Cross Chapel, where she taught religious education and was active in the choir and Christian Mothers.  
She also enjoyed her dogs Chevy and Diesel, and cat Tipper.
She is survived by her husband Tom; her children Sean Theusch and Angela (Mike) Bright, both of Port Washington; sisters Diane (Tom) Clark and Denise (Dan) Utecht, both of Campbellsport, and Debbie (Don) Wollner of Newburg; and brothers Rick (Karen) Dieringer of Saukville and Dean (Christie) Dieringer of Port Washington.
She is also survived by brothers and sisters-in-laws.
Mrs. Thill is preceded in death by her parents and parents-in-law Robert and Blanche Thill.
A Mass of Christian Burial was to be held July 11 at Divine Savior-Holy Cross Chapel, in the Town of Belgium.  Father Kevin Kowalske presided.  Internment was to take place in Holy Cross Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the Paralyzed Veterans of America.
The Eernisse Funeral Home in Belgium handled arrangements.

Lillian A. Swatek PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 12 July 2017 15:52

Lillian A. Swatek, 96, died Monday, July 3, at Ellen’s Home assisted living in Port Washington.
    Mrs. Swatek was born July 13, 1920, in Port Washington to Michael and Susan Roller Burton.
    She married John ”Jack” Ternes of Port Washington on May 26, 1945, at St. Mary’s Church in Port Washington.
    Mrs. Swatek worked at Harry’s Restaurant and later helped run the Columbia Tap with her husband. He preceded her in death on August 31, 1953.
    She continued to run the tavern and married Frederick “Fritz” Swatek on Jan. 15, 1955, also at St. Mary’s Church. He preceded her in death June 27, 2008. Shortly after their marriage, they built their house on Grand Avenue in Port Washington.
    Mrs. Swatek was a receptionist for the Ozaukee Press for four years before becoming a secretary at Port Washington High School. After 17 years, she retired in 1984.
    Mrs. Swatek was active at St. Mary’s Church, baking with the Christian Mothers and making mittens for missions. She also volunteered at the Port Washington Food Pantry and enjoyed spending time at the Port Washington Senior Center. She liked to sew, play sheepshead and bridge, bowl and golf.  
    She is survived by her daughters Diane (Stan) Mountford of Hollister, Calif., and Mary Jo Johnson of Milwaukee; grandson Kaleb Johnson; and two great-grandchildren.  
    Mrs. Swatek was preceded in death by her husbands; brothers Harry and Robert Burton; sisters Ester Miller, Julia Buczek and Caroline Miller; and sister-in-law Mabel Burton.
    The Rev. Don Zerkel will preside over her funeral at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 13, at St. John XXIII Parish, St. Mary’s Church in Port Washington. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the church, with the rosary to be prayed at 4 p.m.  
    Memorials to Ellen’s Home are appreciated.
    Poole Funeral Home in Port Washington is handling the arrangements.

Daniel Rabuck PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 12 July 2017 15:52

Daniel Rabuck, 26, of Fredonia, died unexpectedly Saturday, July 8.
He was born to Ronald and Sandra Pascavis Rabuck on May 13, 1991, in West Bend. Mr. Rabuck graduated from Kewaskum Community High School in 2009, and then attended Lakeshore and Moraine Park technical colleges.
 Mr. Rabuck will be remembered as a friendly, outgoing and personable, his family said, and took pride in the things he accomplished at his young age, such as volunteering at the Riveredge Nature Center.
“He worked the front desk but would do whatever else that was needed,” his mother Sandy said. “He’d park cars and even flip pancakes for their maple syrup events.”
He excelled and was motivated in all the positions he held at Regal Ware Inc., his family said.
“He was very much a people person and could sell you anything,” his mother said. “He was always happy and upbeat and had a great heart.”
Health and fitness also became a large part of his life and his struggle to beat addiction, the family said.
Daniel is survived by his parents, brother Bradley Rabuck of Farmington, grandparents  Agnes (David) Pascavis of Kewaskum and John Bayerl of Fort Myers, Fla.; godmother Andrea Demler of West Bend, and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by brother Matthew Rabuck and grandparents Ralph and Elaine Rabuck.
A funeral will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, July 14, at Eernisse Funeral Home of Port Washington with Deacon Mike Koebel presiding.  Visitation will begin at 3 p.m.
A private family burial will follow.
The Eernisse Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Marie M. Weyker PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 12 July 2017 15:51

Marie M. Weyker, 88, of Grafton, died Friday, June 30, from complications of a stroke at Cedar Springs Health & Rehabilitation in Cedarburg.
Ms. Weyker was born to Henry and Mary Welter Bittner on Jan. 29, 1929, in Belgium. She was one of nine children.
She loved her family members, often spoiling them with meals and sweet treats, her family said, saying she took pride in no one ever leaving her house hungry.  
“She was very generous and willing to do anything for anybody,” her daughter Debra Rilling said.
Ms. Weyker enjoyed gardening, tending to her flowers and making sure her yard was immaculate.
She also liked to laugh.
“She had a good sense of humor and was the life of the party,” her daughter said.
Ms. Weyker was raised on a farm and worked in factories and as a waitress throughout much of her life, her family said.
“She was a hard worker,” her daughter said.
Ms. Weyker is survived by her daughters Debra Rilling of Grafton and Diane (Milton) Decker of Belgium; grandchildren Vicky (Doug) Patch of Mequon, Nicole (Kyle) Vaculik of Grafton, Scott (Jessica) Decker of Belgium, Michael (Carrie) Decker of Port Washington, Tyler Rilling of Kirkland, Wash., and Lucas Rilling of Grafton; 10 great-grandchildren; sister Theresa (Earl) Oelhafen of Sheboygan; and sister-in-law Virginia Bittner of Belgium.
She was preceded in death by her siblings and their spouses Estella (George) Eischen, Helen (Martin) Deppiesse, Donald (Valeria) Bittner, Mildred (Killian) Bode; siblings Wilbert, Leroy and Erwin Bittner; and her great-grandson Dylan Decker.
A funeral was held July 6 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Grafton, with Brenda Cline presiding.  
Memorials are suggested to Balance Inc. and St Joseph’s.
The Eernisse Funeral Home of Cedarburg assisted the family.

Marie M. Weyker PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 05 July 2017 14:06

Grafton resident Marie M. Weyker, a Belgium native, died Friday, June 30, at Cedar Springs Health and Rehabilitation in Cedarburg. She was 88.
    A Rite of Christian Burial will be held at noon Thursday, July 6, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Grafton, with Brenda Cline, parish director, presiding.  
    Visitation will be at the church from 10 a.m. until the service.  
    Interment will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Lake Church following the service.
    Eernisse Funeral Home, Cedarburg, is handling the arrangements.
    A complete obituary will be published in next week’s Ozaukee Press.

Nikki Jo Roos PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 05 July 2017 14:05


Nikki Jo Roos, 39, of Cedar Grove died unexpectedly on Thursday, June 29.  
She was born Aug. 1, 1977, to David and Karen (Huberty) Roos.
Ms. Roos was a beautiful soul, her family said, and showed endless dedication to her family and friends. She loved her nieces like they were her own.  
She made everyone feel special and established life-long bonds with those she considered her friends. She was loving, smart, sincere, and creative. She was a great writer and could express anything through words, had a quick-witted sense of humor and will always be remembered for her contagious laugh.  
Ms. Roos’ interests included shooting pool, playing horseshoes, camping, baking, cooking and spending time with her family and loved ones. She will be forever missed and never forgotten by all who knew her.
She is survived by her father David (Debbie Poulakos); sister Carey (Joe Piatek) Dobush; nieces Kaela (Noel Deliz Jr.) Dobush, Olivia Piatek, Hannah Piatek and Emerson Huberty; boyfriend Justin Larson; uncles Mike (Becky) Huberty, Doug Huberty, Dennis (Kim) Roos, and Dale Roos; aunt Michelle (Chuck) Cross; and cousins Lindsay Gahan, Chad Huberty, Tammy Huberty, Stacy (Randy) Bliss.
She was preceded in death by her mother Karen (Huberty) Roos; uncles Bob Huberty and Danny Roos; and grandparents Paul (Dodie) Huberty and Warren (Ellie) Roos.
A memorial service and a time for friends and family to share their personal memories will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 6, at Eernisse Funeral Home in Belgium.  Visitation will begin at 4 p.m.
Private family inurnment will be held.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family are appreciated.

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