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Donald A. "Don" Zirtzlaff PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ozaukee Press   
Wednesday, 27 September 2017 17:15

Donald A. "Don" Zirtzlaff, age 53 of Sheboygan Falls, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017.  
He was born in Milwaukee on June 25, 1964, to Gary and Kathleen (nee Sperber) Zirtzlaff.  
Don is survived by his loving wife Claudette (nee Kopecky) Zirtzlaff; parents Gary and Kathleen Zirtzlaff; brother Andy Zirtzlaff; stepson Dan (Kristin) Kopecky; grandchildren Autumn, Mickey, Jack, Emilie and James; niece Amanda (Scott) Synder and his canine companions who were his best friends, Penny, Pepe and Peewee.  
Don was preceded in death by his grandparents Alfred and Elizabeth Sperber and Art and Luella Zirtzlaff and his dear canine companion Puppy.  
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, at Eernisse Funeral Home, 1160 W. Grand Ave., Port Washington.  Pastor Paul Mittermaier will officiate.  
Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until the service.  
Online condolences may be left at        

Karen S. Kimball PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 27 September 2017 17:15

Karen S. Kimball was “the nicest person you could know,” her husband Mark said. “She was kind to everybody, and that drew people to her.”
    Mrs. Kimball was devoted to helping others, her husband said, noting she donated blood and platelets often and, along with her co-workers, organized raffles, brat fries and other fundraisers.
    The group ultimately raised more than $15,000 for the Make A Wish Foundation and other charities, her husbnad said, adding they also  helped support the Port Washington Food Pantry and worked to organize a group to wire an addition to the Family Sharing building with electricity when it was built.
    “That was the kind of gal Karen was,” her husband said.
    Mrs. Kimball died at Horizon Hospice in Mequon on Saturday, Sept. 16. She was 72.
    Mrs. Kimball, who lived in Port, suffered from a number of ailments, her husband said.
    She was a native of Indianapolis, born on Oct. 21, 1944, to James and Mildred Fernkas Johnson.
    Known as Suzie, a derivation of her middle name, when she grew up, Mrs. Kimball moved to Wisconsin in 1970.
    She worked a number of jobs before joining We Energies as a material handling specialist.
    One of her co-workers was Mark Kimball, who she married on Sept. 30, 2007, at the Landt-Thiel American Legion  Post in Saukville.
    “She was a hard worker who was loved by all,” her husband said.
    Mrs. Kimball enjoyed bowling at Willie’s Wish in downtown Port — particularly the socializing that came with the sport, her husband said — camping trips to Florida in winter and vacationing at a cottage her brother owned in Gresham. While there, she would often take a side trip to the casino, her husband said.
    She also enjoyed socializing with her neighbors, creating a group her husband called the “women’s club.”
    Mrs. Kimball is survived by her husband Mark of Port Washington; daughter Theresa (Ron) Biddle Klippel of Oostburg; sons Michael (Michele) Biddle Sr. of Port Washington, Jeff (Cynthia) Johnson of Georgia, John David Biddle of California and Christopher Biddle of New Mexico; and stepchildren Trea Kimball of Wisconsin Rapids, Rachel (Paul) Krause of Fredonia, Jenny Taucher of Port Washington and Sara (Dan) McManus of Port Washington.
    She is further survived by her brother Jim (Diane) Johnson of Germantown; sisters Gwen (Brian) Huffaker of Ohio and Paula Chadwick of Indiana; and stepbrother-in-law Ed Hamilton of Indianapolis.
    Mrs. Kimball was preceded in death by her stepsister Charlene Hamilton and stepson-in-law Paul Krause.
    A private family gathering will be held at a future date.
    In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of the donor’s choice are suggested.
    “At least be kind to someone you love,” the family said. “That was what she was all about, loving others.”

James C. McNall PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 27 September 2017 17:15

James C. McNall of Saukville enjoyed attending church and was a man of faith.
    “People at church would tell him that their faith grew stronger because of him. God was the center of his life,” his wife Tricia said.
    Mr. McNall, 70, died Thursday, Sept. 21, at his home.
    He was born on May 15, 1947, in Waukegan, Ill., to Jay and Ella McNall.  
    Mr. McNall met Patricia Smolos while roller skating at Pius Roller Rink in Wauwatosa. Shortly after meeting, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. While in the Army, he proposed to Tricia by proxy.
    They were married on May 17, 1969, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Milwaukee. The couple began their family in Milwaukee and later moved to Saukville.
    Mr. McNall worked at Allen-Bradley for 47 years and retired in 2015.
    He led the Bible quiz group at the Portview Christian Center in the Town of  Port Washington for many years and later became a member of Calvary Assembly of God Church in West Bend.
    As a child, he enjoyed playing the accordion. Later in life, he took piano lessons after a stroke affected his ability to play the accordion. He recently took up golf with his wife serving as his designated driver.  
    Mr. McNall is survived by his wife Tricia of Saukville; children John (Tami) of West Melbourne, Fla., Jim (Vickie) of Colgate, Michelle (Thad) Madrinich of West Bend, David (Lori) of Mukwonago, Jeremiah of West Bend, Rebekah (Ryan) Kultgen of Grafton, and Daniel of Port Washington; grandchildren Brandon, Jacob, Brittany (Danny Telles), Joshua, Jonathan, Taylor (Amber), Christian (Taylor), Faith, Caleb, Elysia, Victoria (Smith), and Chloe; and two great-grandchildren.
    He is further survived by sisters-in-law Terry (Edward) Kastelic and Diane Smolos.
    Mr. McNall was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law John Smolos.     
    A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 2, at Eernisse Funeral Home in Port Washington. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. Monday until the service.

Jeannette Ruth Meunier PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 27 September 2017 17:12

Jeannette Ruth Meunier (Fredrich), loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, at the age of 74 after an extended battle with Parkinson's disease, stroke and complications of Alzheimer's disease. 
Jeannette was born at St Joseph’s Community Hospital, West Bend, on March 10, 1943, and was the second daughter of seven girls born to Gordon and Ruth (Meyer) Fredrich.
She was baptized at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in the Town of Wayne on March 28, 1943. She was confirmed on April 4, 1957, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Grafton.  
She met her lifetime love and husband Chuck during homecoming at the University of Wisconsin-Madison; the two were inseparable for the majority of their lives. They were married at St Paul Lutheran Church on June 20, 1964, and had 53 joyful years of marriage. 
Jeannette attended school at St. Paul Lutheran School and Grafton High School, graduating in 1961.
She received her X-ray certification from Milwaukee Lutheran Hospital in 1963, and began work at St. Alphonsus Hospital (later Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital Ozaukee) in Port Washington. She continued working at Columbia St. Mary’s after the hospital  relocated to Mequon. She advanced to director of testing and treatment, and was involved with the design of the Medical Imaging Department during the construction of the Mequon campus. Jeannette retired from St. Mary’s in 2008.
Jeannette also co-owned and managed the A&W restaurant in Cedarburg with her husband, her sister Shirley and Shirley's  husband Dave (Bonomo) in the 1970s.
God blessed Jeannette with a servant’s heart.  She was active in the community and her church, St Paul Lutheran. She and Chuck especially enjoyed caring for toddlers in the St. Paul MOPS program, and she was instrumental in setting up a free health clinic at Columbia St. Mary’s Ozaukee.
Jeannette enjoyed summers at Cool-Sha-Nagh on Enterprise Lake and Medicine Lake. Upon retirement, she and Chuck spent winters in Bonita Springs, Fla. Jeannette always enjoyed the company of her friends and family, and particularly loved large gatherings “up north” and during the holidays.
She was devoted to her children and grandchildren and enjoyed watching soccer and basketball games, playground times (both outside and in the basement), watching dancing and singing performances and enjoying quiet times with her precious three grandchildren. Grammy was always there for them.
Jeannette is survived by her husband Chuck, their daughter Mica (Thomas) Lawrence, son Andrew Meunier and three grandchildren, Charlie and Grayson Lawrence and Annabelle Meunier.
Jeannette is also survived by six sisters, Lois (Al) Giese, Shirley (Dave) Bonomo, Audrey Fredrich, Teri Fredrich, Carol Babicky and Beth (Randy) Martin, many cherished nieces and nephews and many extended members of her family. She is further survived by many friends whose lives were touched by her kindness and love.
Jeannette was preceded in death by her parents Gordon and Ruth Fredrich and her mother-in-law and father-in-law Jules (Shorty) and Myrtle Meunier, as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins.
The family of Jeannette would like to thank the staff at Horizon Hospice and The Creste at Village Pointe Commons for their loving care of Jeannette and our family during her final days of life.
A funeral service was held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Grafton.  
Visitation was held from 3 to 5:15 p.m.  
Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery.   
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to St Paul Lutheran Church or St Paul Lutheran School.  
Online Condolences may be sent by visiting

Gerald Wagner PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 27 September 2017 17:10

Gerald Wagner of Saukville passed away early Sunday morning, Sept. 10, 2017, at Sarah Chudnow LTC in Mequon. He was 76 years old.  
Jerry was born in Sheboygan on July 11, 1941, the son of Elaine (nee Jung) and John M. Wagner, Jr. The family lived in Fredonia and Jerry attended local schools, graduating from Port Washington High School with the Class of 1959.  
Mr. Wagner served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Korea as a Huey aircraft mechanic.
On Nov. 5, 1966, Gerald was united in marriage with Darlene J. Learned at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Fredonia. The couple settled in the Waubeka area, later moving with their daughter to the Town of Saukville in 1981.  
Mr. Wagner worked as a steelworker for Continental Can Co. in Milwaukee until the company closed, and then worked with his uncle at Complete Improvements in Saukville.
Jerry was a life-long motorcycle enthusiast; he enjoyed riding as often as possible, most recently on his Harley Davidson. He and Darlene liked to travel on the bike all summer long and had visited Canada and many of the lower states. When not on his bike, Jerry enjoyed shooting trap at the Saukville Gun Club, hunting and spending time outside in the yard socializing with family and friends around the pool. He also liked to fish, boat, golf and bowl.
Mr. Wagner is survived by his loving wife Darlene of Saukville, their daughter Raquel McCarthy of West Allis  and grandson Jonathon McCarthy, also of Saukville.  He is further survived by his brother Neil (JoAnn) Wagner of Fredonia, sister JoAnn (the late Leander) Kultgen of Random Lake, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.  
He was preceded in death by his parents John and Elaine.
As per Jerry’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will take place at a later date.
The family wishes to extend grateful thanks “to all his buddies that made Tuesday a day he looked forward to.”
Eernisse Funeral Home in Port Washington is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

Delores K. Tenpenny PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 27 September 2017 17:10

Town of Port Washington resident Delores K. Tenpenny, a longtime gardener, skilled seamstress and avid walker, died of cancer Tuesday, Sept. 19, at Aurora Medical Center in Grafton. She was 78.
    Mrs. Tenpenny walked daily and was often seen striding along Highway LL. At one time, she walked five or more miles a day, her daughter Tammy Garrison said.
    In summer and early fall when she wasn’t walking, Mrs. Tenpenny could often be found in her flower and vegetable gardens.
    “She loved to garden, and this was her favorite season because it was time to can tomatoes,” Mrs. Garrison said. “She also grew zucchini and gave it away to anyone who wanted it.
    “She always wanted to help others and give back.”
    Mrs. Tenpenny was also skilled with needle and thread and offered her services to those who needed clothing mended.
    “She never wanted anything in return,” her daughter said. “She would say, ‘I can’t say that it will be perfect, but I promise to do the very best I can.’”
    Mrs. Tenpenny was born June 25, 1939, in Port Washington, the daughter of John and Celia Zipperer Prom.
    She grew up on the family farm and attended Maple Grove School at the corner of Mink Ranch Road and Highway KK in the Town of Port Washington, and later St. Mary’s Catholic School in the City of Port Washington. She graduated from Port Washington High School and took a job at Fromm Laboratories in Cedarburg.         On July 11, 1964, she married James Tenpenny of Port Washington. The couple settled just east of the Prom family farm on Highway KK.
    Mr. Tenpenny preceded her in death on April 12, 2016.
    Mrs. Tenpenny worked for Tecumseh Manufacturing in Grafton until retiring in 2001.
    She was a member of St. John XXIII Catholic Parish, St. Mary’s Church in Port Washington and was a longtime volunteer at the Port Washington Food Pantry.
    She enjoyed spending summers with family in Carter in northern Wisconsin.
    Mrs. Tenpenny is survived by her children Tammy (Garry) Garrison of Jackson and Todd (Carrie) of Saukville; grandchildren Michael and Bradley Garrison and Kirsten Tenpenny; brother Donald (Pat) Prom of the Town of Port Washington; sister-in-law Jeannie (Terry) Bradley of Fresno, Calif.; and brother-in-law Jerry (Barbara) Tenpenny of Cedarburg.
    In addition to her husband Jim, she was preceded in death by her sisters Rosemary Brydon and Bernadine Fritsch, brothers Robert, Kenneth, James and Gerald Prom and sister-in-law Lois (Donald) Rosewitz.
    A funeral Mass was celebrated Tuesday, Sept. 26, at St. John XXIII Catholic Parish, St. Peter of Alcantara Church in Port Washington. Father Patrick Wendt officiated.  
    Entombment was at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Port Washington.
    Memorials to the Port Washington Food Pantry are appreciated.
    Poole Funeral Home and Crematory, Port Washington, handled the arrangements.

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