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Marilyn “Lynn” Laun Lindert PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ozaukee Press   
Wednesday, 27 December 2017 17:57

Marilyn “Lynn” Laun Lindert, a durable Christmas gift in 1923, returned to her Lord on Friday, Dec. 22, 2017, from Sharon S. Richardson Hospice in Sheboygan Falls.
She said farewell to her three beloved, loving, always supportive children, Stephen Gardner Ray, Cynthia Ray Walker and Lisa Alison Laun; and also to Sharon Ray, Garret Walker and Todd Mardon; and to delightful granddaughters Catherine Ray Rugg (Aaron), the Rugg’s twin sons Edward and Phillip, and Elisabeth Ray Manning (Mitchell); and to those who knew her as “Gma Lynn," Sabrina, Vanessa and Elliot; and finally, to Skyler, friend and premium dog walker.
How do you say goodbye to children you acquired at age 79? The Lindert children were as dear to her as her own — Henry, Ann Hoffmann (Bob), Thomas and John.  They accepted her with open hearts. She loved them for that, and for being the fine characters they are.  And one more Lindert, dear Ironton, Minn., friend Marlys.
Lindert graduated from Stephens College, where she studied drama with Maude Adams, the original Peter Pan. Continuing her interest in horsemanship, she did exhibition sidesaddle riding during college horse shows.  
The next stop was the University of Iowa, where she joined Kappa Kappa Gamma and majored in communications, serving as feature editor of The Daily Iowan her senior year.
She married her college sweetheart, Roger Ray, in 1948.  First Stephen, then Cynthia joined the family.  After a divorce and marriage to her beloved Arthur Laun Jr., a third child arrived, miracle baby Lisa.  God is good!
In 1983, the Launs moved from Mequon to Cedar Grove. She was the first female elected to serve on the Town of Holland Board, and was a weekly volunteer at the Cedar Grove Library.
She was active in her community.  A member of Lawyers Wives of Greater Milwaukee, she served in many capacities.  While president of the group, the Books Behind Bars program (for Wisconsin prisons) was instituted.
A volunteer at St. John’s Home, active with the Auxiliary and Friends, she was honored in 1985 to receive the Key Woman of the Year award.
Six years after Art Laun’s death, she married her dear “Dutch," Dr. M.C.F. Lindert, in Bethlehem Chapel at the National Cathedral. He preceded her in death in 2010.
St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church has been her church home for over 50 years. She served in many capacities — on the vestry and as junior and senior wardens — but her greatest delight was reserved for editing the church newsletter, The Occasional Episcopalian.  
While living in Elkhart Lake, she also became a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Plymouth, where she served as a social secretary writing thank-you notes to donors.
Washington National Cathedral was high on her interest list. After serving many years as Wisconsin Area Chair for the National Cathedral Association, she was invited to join the National NCA board.  In this capacity, she traveled to Washington, D.C., for board meetings four times a year.  At the Cathedral’s 107th birthday weekend in September 2014, the Lynn Laun Lindert Sustained Achievement Award was created to celebrate her exceptional service to the NCA and to the Washington National Cathedral.  At the age of 91, she flew to D.C. to attend the formal blessing and be the first honoree of the award.
At the age of 90, in collaboration with illustrator and friend Ted Mueller, she published a children’s book, “ONCE WHITE, NOW BRIGHT — How the Birds Got Their Colors.”
Family times were favorite times, which she shared as often as possible on the family’s Canadian island, The Rock. Flowers inside and outside in raised beds were a second love, along with watching wild birds at her feeders, spending time with her dog and enjoying the ever-changing moods of Lake Michigan.  
She was a past member of the Wisconsin Unit of the Herb Society of America, an affiliate of Town and County Garden Club, a member of the Elkhart Lake Study Club and an avid bridge player.
A strong believer in many things, her two most important words were “Please” and “Thank you." May you remember her by remembering these.
A final thank you must be given to the Eugene Teunissen family for their love, kindness and continuing support over the years. The same goes for dear friend Kathy Nock.
A memorial service will be held at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church in River Hills on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, at 11 a.m. Friends may gather at the church at the time of services.
In lieu of flowers, please remember St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, River Hills; St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Plymouth; Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice or the animal shelter of your choice.
Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Plymouth is assisting the family.
For online condolences, please visit
Her family thanks you for caring.

Deborah L. Hopeman PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 20 December 2017 19:00

Deborah L. Hopeman, 63, of Cedar Grove, went to her eternal home with her family at her side on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, at Aurora Medical Center in Grafton, where she had been a patient for the past four days.
Deb was born on Feb. 3, 1954, in Sheboygan, the daughter of the late LeRoy and Arline (Meyer) Lammers.
Deb graduated from Oostburg High School in 1972.
On Dec. 4, 1982, she married Mark Hopeman at First Reformed Church in Oostburg.
Deb and her husband owned a dairy farm in the Town of Holland. She also worked in food service for the Oostburg and Cedar Grove-Belgium public school districts.
Deb was an active member of First Reformed Church in Cedar Grove, where she found meaning in serving others as a food service coordinator/cook, former Sunday school teacher and custodian. She and her husband were members of Sheboygan County Farm Bureau.
Deb had a passion for flower gardening and enjoyed decorating, shopping, sewing, traveling to Door County and taking Sunday rides with her husband. But most of all, she enjoyed being with and caring for her grandchildren.
Deb is survived by her husband Mark of Cedar Grove; one daughter, Michelle (fiance Myles Treptow) Hopeman of Cedar Grove; three sons, Kevin (Tanya) Hopeman, Daniel (Traci) Hopeman and Jason (Jeni) Hopeman, all of Cedar Grove; eight grandchildren, Natalie, Austin, and TJ Hopeman, Madelyn, Deacon and Bria Hopeman, and Noah and Lauren Hopeman; one brother, Stanley (Wendy) Lammers of Oostburg; a sister-in-law, Carol (Lloyd) DeRuyter of Cedar Grove; a brother-in-law, Harland (Marian) Hopeman of Oostburg; nieces; and nephews.
Deb was preceded in death by her parents LeRoy and Arline Lammers; parents-in-law William and Alma Hopeman; a daughter, Amy Hopeman; two infant grandchildren, Parker and Evan Hopeman; and one brother, Jim Lammers.
A funeral to celebrate Deb's life took place at First Reformed Church in Cedar Grove on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, with the Rev. Chris Schaefer officiating.
Burial followed at Cedar Grove Cemetery.
For online condolences and additional information, please visit
A memorial fund is being established in Deb’s memory for First Reformed Church and the Cedar Grove First Responders.
The staff of the Wenig Funeral Home in Oostburg, (920) 564-2771, is serving the Hopeman family.

Christopher I. Lesar PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 20 December 2017 19:00

Christopher I. Lesar left a lasting impression with everyone he met.
    That has been the feedback his family has been hearing since Mr. Lesar, 57, who lived in the Town of Cedarburg, died Sunday, Dec. 17, at Aurora Medical Center in Grafton.
    “(People have been telling us) this totally describes him: He always had a smile for everybody, he talked with everybody. He never was unfriendly to anyone,” his wife, Vicki said. “He always had a smile and a joke to give. Everybody would enjoy talking with him, wherever we went, family functions, games, whatever, it didn’t matter.”
    Mr. Lesar was born in Milwaukee on Sept. 8, 1960, to Mark and Sharon Spowart Lesar.
    The family moved to Baraboo when he was 6 and he graduated from Baraboo High School in 1978.  He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and earned his bachelor’s degree in operations research and management.
    On March 24, 1990, Mr. Lesar married Vicki Wenzel at Grand Avenue United Methodist Church in Port Washington.  The couple settled in Saukville before moving to Cedarburg in 1999.
    As an experienced sales and marketing leader, Mr. Lesar was a senior account manager at TIP Technologies in Waukesha.  Prior to that, he worked at Callidus Cloud in Milwaukee.
    Mr. Lesar,  a member of St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church in Cedarburg, was an avid sports fan and cheered on the Packers, Badgers, Brewers and Bucks when he wasn’t rooting for his boys in wrestling or his daughter at volleyball.
    When Mr. Lesar was younger, he  coached his kids’ lacrosse, baseball, volleyball and basketball teams.  He loved spending time with his grandchildren.    
    Mr. Lesar is survived by his wife Vicki;  children Brandon (Cree) of Oostburg, Carly Lesar of Hanford, Calif., and Dylan of Stevens Point; grandchildren Bryson and Amelya; and his parents Mark and Sharon.
  He is further survived by brothers Peter (Shirley) of Mesa, Ariz., and Matthew (Karen) of Elm Grove; brothers and sisters-in-law Guy (Christine) Wenzel of West Bend, Mark (Kathy) Wenzel of Port Washington, Cindy (Bill) Large of Belgium, Kari (Glen) Beder of Newburg, Becky (Greg) Werner of West Bend, and Gale (Joey) Sigler of Fredonia.
    A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 21, at St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church in Cedarburg.  Father Patrick Burns will preside.
    Visitation will be at the church from noon until the Mass, and a reception will be held in the church hall following Mass.
    Memorials are suggested in lieu of flowers.
    Eernisse Funeral Home in Cedarburg is assisting the family with arrangements.

Betty May Klinter PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 20 December 2017 18:59

Betty May Klinter, 90, of Port Washington, a former resident of Milwaukee, died Monday, Dec. 18, at Heritage Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Port Washington. Ms. Klinter was born in St. Catherine, Ontario, Canada, on Oct. 9, 1927, to Roy and Marguerite Mandley. She came to the United States in 1945 and settled in Wisconsin. Ms. Klinter worked as an inspector for Continental Can Co. in Milwaukee for 42 years and was a member of the United Steel Workers Union. Her family said Ms. Klinter was an avid reader who enjoyed playing cards, crocheting and was a huge fan of Betty Boop. Ms. Klinter is survived by her children Debra (Jim Mienecke) Klinter, Denise (John) Zoesch and Duane (Steve Deardorff) Klinter, all of Milwaukee, and Darren (April) Klinter of Saukville. She is further survived by six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Ms. Klinter was preceded in death by her brothers Leroy, Gary and Jack Mandley. A gathering to celebrate Ms. Klinter’s life was to be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20, at Eernisse Funeral Home, Cedarburg. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Diabetes Association are suggested.

Armina K. Wach PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 20 December 2017 18:58

Armina K. Wach, 94, of Waubeka, died Monday, Dec. 18, at Lawlis Family Hospice in Mequon.
    Mrs. Wach was born on Aug. 16, 1923, to Edgar and Anna Schellinger Bonlender in St. Killian. She grew up in Nenno.
    On Sept. 16, 1944, she married Aloysius Wach of Fredonia at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Nenno. He preceded her in death on May 16, 1995.  
    The couple moved to Waubeka and Mrs. Wach worked at the West Bend Company.  She also worked for about 21 years at the High Tran Company in Waubeka, retiring in 1983.
    Mrs. Wach is survived by her daughter Carol Wach of Eden Prairie, Minn.; grandchildren Jennifer (Brian) Schurrer, Katie Wach, Joe Wach, Christopher (Melissa) Wach and Kelly (Chris) Gully; and seven great-grandchildren.
    She is further survived by her sister-in-law Rosie Bonlender of Allenton; brother-in-law Earl Kleckner of Waubeka; and daughters-in-law Darlene Wach of Germantown and Connie Wach of Fredonia.
    Mrs. Wach was preceded in death by her husband; sons Roger, Jerry and James; brothers Marvin and Lester Bonlender; grandchildren Stephanie, Sarah and Edward; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Edward and Agnes Wach, Clarence  and Loretta Spies, Gloria Bonlender, and Mary Jane Kleckner.
    A Mass of Christian burial was to be celebrated at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20, at Divine Savior Parish, Holy Cross Church in the Town of Belgium. Father Todd Budde was to preside.
    Visitation was to be at the church Wednesday from 4 p.m. until the Mass.
    Interment was held at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Cemetery in Fredonia.
    Poole Funeral Home, Port Washington, handled the arrangements.

Helen Delores Perkins PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 20 December 2017 18:58

Helen Delores Perkins (nee DeBord) passed away peacefully at home with her family and was reunited with her beloved husband Carmen on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017.  She was 83 years old.  
Delores was born on May 30, 1934, to Millard and Lorraine (nee Powell) DeBord in Two Price, Wis.
Delores was the loving mother of Mike (Jean), Jeff and Perry (the late Tootsie) Perkins; cherished sister of Loren (Betty), Doug (Audrey), Phil (Joy), Chuck, Brian (Sue), Barry (Debbie) DeBord and Barb Riedl.; and dear grandmother of Justin (Angie), Chelsea, Chaney (Sarah) and Curry (Meghan).  
She was preceded in death by her parents Millard and Lorraine, husband Carmen, sister Bonnie, daughter-in-law Tootsie and niece Melissa.  
She was also loved and cared for by her best friend Merry Heimerl, cherished neighbors the Arnold family, in-laws, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  
A private family gathering for a celebration of life was held Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017.  
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