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Marvin Krier PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ozaukee Press   
Wednesday, 17 May 2017 18:20

Marvin N. Krier of Port Washington enjoyed many hobbies.

“My father liked to build model airplanes and do needlepoint,” his daughter Kathy said. “He also loved flying, fishing and hiking all around Wisconsin.”

Mr. Krier, 92, passed away on Friday, May 12. He was born to Ernest and Anna Jacoby Krier on Aug. 14, 1924 in Milwaukee. 

He is survived by his daughter Kathy (Peter) Perazzo of Nevada, his best friend and life partner Adeline Schmitz of Port Washington; sister Betty (Dave) Hucke of Milwaukee; sisters-in-law Diane Krier of Milwaukee and Barbara Krier of Indiana.

Mr. Krier was preceded in death by his wife Ruth; brothers Leroy, Wesley, Bob and Tom; and sister Marilyn DeBoth.

A visitation will be held on Friday, May 19,  at Eernisse Funeral Home in Port Washington from 4 to 7 p.m.  Military honors will take place at the funeral home at 6:30 p.m. There will be a private family internment.

 
Carole Sepstead PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ozaukee Press   
Wednesday, 17 May 2017 18:20

Carole Sepstead of Grafton was a volunteer extraordinaire.

Mrs. Sepstead was Ozaukee County Salvation Army president, volunteered for the Red Cross, St. Ben’s Books, the Grafton Library and was an active member at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

Mrs. Sepstead died in Milwaukee on May 13.

She was born in 1937 in New Berlin to Walter and Helen Butzlaff.

She grew up in Wausau and later lived in Mt. Pleasant and Grafton.

She married Thomas Rohloff of Wausau, who preceded her in death after 52 years of marriage.

She later married Sheldon Sepstead.

Mrs. Sepstead worked as a dental assistant, bank teller, social worker for Racine County Social Services, child support specialist in Ozaukee County Social Services and for 11 years was the general manager of St. Vincent de Paul Country Thrift Shop in Port Washington.

As general manager, she was responsible for transforming a small thrift shop into the “Marshall Fields on the lake,” a model for other thrift shops nationally. She and her husband Sheldon played Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Thrift Shop every Christmas, distributing gifts to hundreds of children over the years.

Mrs. Sepstead enjoyed her friends, family, being up north, gardening, reading, writing and cooking.  She also enjoyed living in San Antonio.

Besides her first husband, Mrs. Sepstead was preceded in death by two grandchildren and sister Ruth Ann Butzlaff.

She is survived by her children Robert, Cheryl and Thomas Rohloff and Sean Sepstead; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and her brother Richard Butzlaff of Texas.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 22, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Grafton.

Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Donations to St. Paul’s Lutheran School Tuition Fund, Grafton Public Library or the charity of choice are encouraged.

 
James Thompson PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ozaukee Press   
Wednesday, 17 May 2017 18:19

James W. Thompson of Port Washington loved hunting, fishing, skeet shooting and cooking.

“He put 95 years of life into 75 years. He did a lot of living,” son-in-law Jeff Barber said.

Mr. Thompson, 75, passed away at his home in Port Washington on Friday, May 12, from natural causes.

He was born in Milwaukee on March 18, 1942 to Ellsworth and Roma Thompson. He graduated from Nathan Hale High School in West Allis and studied at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Milwaukee School of Engineering. 

He was a supervisor at Argonne National Laboratory and Fermilab in Illinois. 

In 1989 he moved to Wisconsin and worked at Roma’s in Cedarburg until 2000. 

Mr. Thompson is survived by a daughter DeAnna (Jeff) Barber of Cedarburg; sons Tim of Cedarburg, Robert of Nebraska, Marshall of Florida; brother Neil (Barbara) of West Bend, grandchildren Hayden Thompson, Payton Thompson, Haley Barker; former wives Sharon Thompson of Port Washington and Victoria Lence Thompson of Florida.

A memorial service will take place at 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 25, at First Congregation Church in Port Washington. Pastor Jeff Suddendorf will preside.

 Visitation will take place at the church from 3 to 5 p.m.

Arrangements are being handled by Eernisse Funeral Home in Port Washington.

 
Raymond Wendt PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ozaukee Press   
Wednesday, 17 May 2017 18:19

Raymond Wendt loved to make people laugh with his stories.

“He was a bartender his whole life and ran bars and restaurants since he was 19,” daughter Ashley Wendt said of her father, who ran Ray’s Clubhouse at Port Washington’s American Legion Post 82 for 24 years. “He was a true storyteller.”

Mr. Wendt died Saturday, May 13, at Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital in Mequon. The Grafton resident was 73.

He was born Nov. 3, 1943, in Milwaukee.

Mr. Wendt is survived by his wife Jane of 49 years;  sister Clara Hamilton (Robert) and Tess Pilarzyk; brother Peter Wendt (BJ); daughters Marie Recknagel (Chris) of Milwaukee, Raymond Wendt (Sandra) of Fox Point, Nicola Creeley (Kevin) of Lake City, Minn., Sachia Wendt of Mequon and Ashley Wendt of Corpus Christi, Texas; and grandchildren Tristan, Aidan, Ada, and  Talon. 

Mr. Wendt was an honored veteran that served in the U.S. Marine Corp and owned several businesses throughout his lifetime.  

He was an avid fisherman, a history buff, and loved to travel with his wife.

A private celebration of Mr. Wendt’s life will be held June 5.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the family in support of funeral costs are requested.

 
Jerold G. DeBroux PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ozaukee Press   
Wednesday, 17 May 2017 18:18

Jerold “Jerry” DeBroux, a lifelong resident of Port Washington, died Thursday, May 11, at his home. He was 86.

Mr. DeBroux was born in Port Washington on Nov. 9, 1930, the son of Leon DeBroux and Mildred Vanprice DeBroux. 

He graduated from Port Washington High School in 1950, and then served in the U.S. Army until being honorably discharged in 1953. 

On Oct. 10, 1953, he married Shirley Reiter at St. Mary Catholic Church in Lake Church. She died in 1996.

Mr. DeBroux worked as an insurance agent for American Family Insurance in Port Washington for more than 25 years, retiring in the late 1990s.

He was a member of St. John XXIII Parish, and enjoyed spending time with his family, traveling, playing video games and slot machines and taking walks around the north side of Port Washington, his family said.

Mr. DeBroux is survived by sons Daniel DeBroux of California, Dean (Amy) of Fort Myers, Fla., Thomas of Port Washington and David (Lynn) of Menomonee Falls; sister-in-law Arla DeBroux of Port Washington; and grandchildren Andrew (Erin) DeBroux, Jennifer DeBroux, and Rebecca (Eric) Walkup; 

He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Shirley, daughter-in-law Geralyn, brothers Norbert and Donald, and sisters Margaret Thielke and Eunice Bartelt.  

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, May 18 at 6 p.m. at St. John XXIII Parish, St. Peter of Alcantara Church, in Port Washington. Visitation will be at 4 p.m. Father Patrick Wendt will preside over the Mass.   

The Eernisse Funeral Home of Port Washington is handling funeral arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight.

 
Dorothy L. Karrels PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 17 May 2017 18:16

Dorothy Karrels died Sunday, May 14, at Heritage Health and Rehabilitation Center in Port Washington. 

The former Grafton resident was 87.

She was born on Nov. 29, 1929, in Germantown, the daughter of Reinhold and Hilda Wetzel Wendt.  Ms. Karrels attended Friestadt School and later worked as a bookkeeper for the former Black Wheel Restaurant in Cedarburg.

For many years, she also worked for FW Busch Corporation in Grafton, starting in the shop and later doing office and accounting work. Upon her retirement, she worked more than 10 years at the Grafton Pick ’n Save grocery store.

On May 11, 1974, Dorothy married Wilfrid N. “Willie” Karrels of Port Washington. He died in 1991.  

Ms. Karrels was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Cedarburg and the Peter Wollner American Legion Post 288 Auxiliary.  

She enjoyed playing cards, especially sheepshead, and participated on many bowling teams through the years. Other hobbies included gardening and cooking.

She is survived by sisters-in-law Kathy Wendt of Port Washington, Lorraine Weyker of Green Bay, Janet Becker of Port Washington, and Anne Karrels of Port Washington; and brother-in-law Franklin (Annabelle) Karrels of Port Washington.

Ms. Karrels is preceded in death by her husband Willie; her brother Harold Wendt; brothers-in-law Victor Weyker, Leroy Karrels, Oliver Karrels and Joseph Bolz; and sisters-in-law Adeline Karrels and Janet Bolz. 

Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 18, at Poole Funeral Home in Port Washington. Pastor Vicki Simon of Immanuel Lutheran Church will officiate. Visitation will take place at 4  p.m.  

Interment will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery in Grafton.

Memorials to a charity of the donor’s choice are appreciated.

 
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