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Robert C. Uecker PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ozaukee Press   
Wednesday, 09 August 2017 19:11

Robert C. Uecker of Grafton used to race his No. 9 car every week at the Slinger Speedway.
    “We used to look forward to watching him race and help him fix up his car,” his daughter Becky Policht said.
    Years ago, he wrestled Viktor the Bear at the Milwaukee Sports Show and said “it was like hitting a rock,” his family recalled.
    Mr. Uecker, 71, died Friday, Aug. 4, at Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital Ozaukee in Mequon.
    He was born in Milwaukee on Feb. 11, 1946, the son of Ray and Claudia Mumaw Uecker.
    Mr. Uecker was a General Motors master technician and an ASE certified welder.
    He also drove tractor-trailers and enjoyed fishing.
    Mr. Uecker is survived by his children Becky (John) Policht of New Berlin, John of Madison, Robin Uecker of Ohio and Jackie (Jordan) Rieder of Waco, Texas; six grandchildren; and brother Reynold (Evelyn) Uecker of Germantown.
    He was preceded in death by grandson Mitch Policht.
    A private family service will take place at a later date.
    Mueller Funeral Home, Cedarburg, is handling the arrangements.

Gene Hunter PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 09 August 2017 19:11

    Gene A. Hunter, 85, who lived on Highway KK in the Town of  Port Washington, died Saturday, Aug. 5, at Aurora Medical Center in Grafton.
    He was born July 10, 1932, in Milwaukee to Albert and Lillian Richards Hunter.   
    He served in U.S. Army from 1952 to 1954, and then married Rita M. Schuster of Wausau on Sept. 22, 1956, in Milwaukee.  
    Mr. Hunter worked for many years at Cedarburg Dairy.
    He is survived by his wife Rita; children Jim Hunter of Germantown and Kim (Kelly) Cayo of Brookfield; and grandchildren Sarah (Mike Zilke) Hunter, Brian Hunter, Samantha (Bart Mitchell) Hunter and Michael Cayo.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, stepfather Erv Mahlberg, brother Robert and half-brother Kenny.
    Private family services were held.
    Poole Funeral Home, Port Washington, assisted the family.

Rosalie M. “Sally” Braun PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 09 August 2017 19:10

Rosalie M. “Sally” Braun, 101, died Monday, Aug. 7, at Heritage Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Port Washington, where she had resided since 2009.
    “You could hear her humming and singing as she went down the hall in her wheelchair,” her niece Mary Schneider said. “After she turned 100, she’d often tell people ‘I’m only about 98’ when they’d ask her age.”
    Mrs. Braun was born Jan.  22, 1916,  in Charlesburg to Peter and Barbara Leitner Karls.  
    She married Jerome A. Braun of Ashford on Sept. 17, 1940, in Milwaukee.  The couple eventually made their home in Fredonia, across from St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church.  
    Mr. Braun operated a barber shop  from their home for many years. He preceded Mrs. Braun in death on Feb. 1, 1993.
    “She really enjoyed having that barber shop down in their basement,” her niece said. “She enjoyed talking with the customers. After her husband died, there were many other widows who’d come to her house and visit. She had a lot of friends.”
    Mrs. Braun was active at St. Rose Parish and enjoyed playing cards and bingo.
    She is survived by her sister-in-law Leona Karls of Chilton.
    Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter Barbara Ann; sisters Marie Olszyk, Marcella Kraemer, Martina Zolp, Adeline Schrweide and Margaret Morgan; and brothers Alfred, Edmund and Joseph Karls.
    A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 10, at Divine Savior Parish, St. Rose Chapel, in Fredonia.         Visitation begins at 1:30 p.m.
    The Rev. Todd Budde will officiate.

Julie R. Helzer PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 09 August 2017 19:10

Julie R. Helzer of Port Washington loved being a mother and watching the Denver Broncos.
    “She loved and adored her kids, electronics and the Broncos,” her sister Alison Helzer-Bonenfant said.
    Ms. Helzer, 40, died Wednesday, Aug. 2, at Aurora Medical Center in Grafton.
    She was born in Rochester, N.Y., on July 20, 1977, to Dennis and Cindy Helzer.
    Ms. Helzer was raised in Loveland and Eaton, Colo., and graduated from Eaton High School in 1994.
    Ms. Helzer married William Richardson in 2000.  
    Although Ms. Helzer had many jobs, she loved information technology, her family said. She was employed with Omni Resources after teaching herself to be an IT specialist.
    Ms. Helzer was known for her collection of shoes and was a member of Alcoholics Anonymous, her family said.
     Ms. Helzer is survived by her children Teagan and Shyla Richardson, both of Saukville; parents Dennis and Cindy Helzer of Pittsford, N.Y.; sister Alison (Jayson) Helzer-Bonenfant; grandmother Darlene Helzer of Greeley Colo.; and her special friend Mike Mack of Milwaukee.
    She was preceded in death by her grandparents Richard Lee Helzer and William and Nancy Hamilton.
    A memorial picnic was held at Upper Lake Park in Port Washington on Monday, Aug. 7.  
    In lieu of flowers, donations to a GoFundMe account set up to help support her children are suggested.
    Poole Funeral Home, Port Washington, handled the arrangements.

Franklin J. Friede PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 09 August 2017 19:10

Franklin J. Friede, 85, of Port Washington and formerly of Cedarburg, died at Lawlis Family Hospice in Mequon on Monday, Aug. 7.
    Mr. Friede was born in Mequon on June 7, 1932, the son of Reinhold and Lydia Lemke Friede.
    He graduated from Cedarburg High School, where he enjoyed playing football, and he followed the team and went to the games up until a few years ago.
    During high school, Mr. Friede met Adell Verhaalen, and the couple married on Oct. 17, 1953.
    Mr. Friede was an automobile mechanic who fulfilled his dream of running his own business called Friede’s Service.  
    Mr. Friede was involved with Town & Country 4-H Club and the First Immanuel Lutheran Church Men’s Club in Cedarburg.
    Mr. Friede is survived by his children Diane (Randy) Yokes of Port Washington, Susan (Robert) Burmeister of Cedarburg, Cheryl (Scott) Hooper of Newnan, Ga., Ellen (Raymond) Swanson of Grafton and Mark (Pamela) of River Falls; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
    He is further survived by his brother Elroy (Ruth) of Juneau, brother-in-law Lloyd Verhaalen of Cedarburg, and sisters-in-law Mary Verhaalen of Cedarburg and Mabel Verhaalen of Sheboygan.
    Mr. Friede was preceded in death by his wife Adell, parents Reinhold and Lydia Friede, sister Doris Fick, father and mother-in-law Edward and Mabel Verhaalen, and brothers-in-law Darwin Verhaalen and Harvey Fick.
    A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday Aug. 12, at First Immanuel Lutheran Church, Cedarburg, officiated by the Rev. Randolph Raasch. Interment will be at Zur Ruhe Cemetery, Cedarburg.  
    Visitation will be at the church on Saturday from 9 to 10:45 a.m.  
    Mueller Funeral, Cedarburg, is handling the arrangements.

Lynn Ann Pelto PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 09 August 2017 19:09

Lynn Ann Pelto (nee Quisler) found peace Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, at age 68.
She was the best friend and wife of 45 years to Don; loving mother of Matthew (Wanda) and Lori (Cory); cherished grandmother of Paige, Claire and Cadon; and dear sister of Glenn (Cindy) Quisler. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents Victor and Bernice Quisler.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1268 Pleasant Valley Rd., West Bend, from noon until the service at 2 p.m.
Private Interment will be held.
Church and Chapel Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
For additional information, call (262) 827-0659 or visit

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