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Dolores Mayer PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ozaukee Press   
Wednesday, 22 December 2010 20:40

Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 18, for former Ozaukee County resident Dolores K. Mayer, 89, who died Wednesday, Dec. 15, at The Kathy Hospice in West Bend where she had lived for less that a week following a stroke.

She was born in Fredonia on Oct. 29, 1921, the daughter of Frank and Margaret Karrels.

On Nov. 11, 1939, she married Elmer Mayer at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Fredonia.

He preceded her in death in 1976.

The couple moved to the Town of Port Washington after their marriage, but lived most of their life together in the Jackson area.

Family members said Mrs. Mayer was an avid gardener who delighted people with the flowers she grew at her home on Main Street in Jackson.

She was also a talented painter and accomplished at rosemaling, winning several blue ribbons at the Washington County Fair.

Mrs. Mayer worked for Dr. James Albrecht at the Jackson Clinic for 27 years.

Mrs. Mayer is survived by her children Francis (Dolores) of Boltonville, Therese (Greg) Kirst of Green Bay, Ray (Carol) of West Bend and Marion (Gary) Wendorff of Hartford; 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her husband Elmer and son Gene.

A funeral Mass was held Dec. 18 at St. Francis Borgia Church-North in Cedarburg. Father Dan Janasik officiated.

Private interment followed at St. Francis Borgia Cemetery in Cedarburg.
Memorials to The Kathy Hospice in West Bend are requested.Arrangements were handled by Schramka-Densow Funeral Home, Thiensville.

 
Robert Kather PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ozaukee Press   
Wednesday, 22 December 2010 20:37

For 17 years, Robert J. Kather of Grafton made ice cream for Verifine Dairy in Sheboygan. He then changed careers and became a security guard for medical complexes in Madison and Reno, Nev.

Mr. Kather, 73, died Thursday, Dec. 16, at home.

He was born Oct. 27, 1937, in Sheboygan, the son of Wilber and Dorothy Voetsch Kather.

After graduating from Sheboygan Central High School, Mr. Kather enlisted in the U.S. Marines, serving from 1956 to 1958.
On Oct. 25, 1958, he married Carol Scholz of Sheboygan at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Sheboygan.

In addition to working at Verifine Dairy, Mr. Kather was a security guard at the Mendota Mental Health Facility in Madison for eight years.
He and his wife moved to Reno, Nev., where he was a security guard at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center for eight years.

The couple lived in Reno for 11 years before moving to the Berkshire Senior Community in Grafton 10 years ago.
Mr. Kather enjoyed watching sports and socializing, his wife Carol said. When he was younger, he enjoyed bowling, golfing and other sports.

He took pride in his family and loved visiting with his grandchildren, his wife said.

Mr. Kather is survived by his wife Carol of Grafton, daughter Laura (Jim) Graefe of Cedarburg, son Pete (Tiffany) of Shorewood and grandchildren Hannah, Madeline and Isabella Graefe and Joshua Kather.
He is also survived by his brother John (Lynette) of Sheboygan.

 
Robert Breitzman Sr. PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ozaukee Press   
Wednesday, 22 December 2010 20:33

Former Port Washington and Grafton resident Robert Breitzman Sr. was an accomplished bowler.
“We used to call him Twinkle Toes,” his wife Cheryl said. “He was great at bowling. He got plenty of 200s.”
The Breitzmans bowled in a couples league in Port Washington for many years, and Mr. Breitzman also bowled in a men’s league, his wife said.
“It was a lot of fun,” she said.

Mr. Breitzman died of cancer Thursday, Dec. 16, at Mercy Hospital in Muskegon, Mich. He was 69.

Mr. Breitzman was born in Milwaukee on Sept. 3, 1941, to Jerome and Florence Douman Breitzman.

A graduate of Port Washington High School, he joined the U.S. Navy and served for four years, then joined the U.S. Air Force and served for four years.
He was a member of the American Legion.

On May 8, 1984, he married Cheryl Winkler in Milwaukee.

Mr. Breitzman worked in the purchasing department of Construction Forms in Port Washington until retiring.

The couple lived in Grafton for about 10 years before moving to Florida for a year, then moving to Muskegon.

“He had a great sense of humor,” his wife said. “He was loved a lot.”

Mr. Breitzman was a huge fan of the University of North Carolina Tar Heels, especially the men’s basketball team — a throwback to the years he lived in North Carolina — his wife said.

Mr. Breitzman is survived by his wife Cheryl of Muskegon, Mich.; daughters Chris Rowen of Port Washington and Laura (Steve) Ellingsworth of Greenville, N.C.; sons Bob Jr. of Charlotte, N.C., John (Laura) of Racine, Craig (fiancee Shelia) Depies of Bay View and Grant (Laree) Depies of Muskegon, Mich.; 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He is further survived by his sister Barb (Tom) Dieringer of Port Washington.
Mr. Breitzman was preceded in death by his parents Jerome and Florence and a sister Lynn Young.

Private funeral services were held.

Memorials to the American Cancer Society are suggested.
Funeral arrangements were handled through Sytsema Funeral Homes, Muskegon, Mich.

 
Rosa Zingsheim PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ozaukee Press   
Wednesday, 15 December 2010 17:15

Port Washington resident Rosa Zingsheim, 70, died from pancreatic cancer on Saturday, Dec. 11, at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee.

A memorial Mass will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Grafton.

Father Mike Barrett will officiate.

Visitation will be at the church from 11 a.m. until the Mass.

Memorials are requested to the St. Mary’s Parish Honduras Twinning Project, 409 Jefferson St., West Bend 53090.

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

 
Cyril Schneider PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ozaukee Press   
Wednesday, 15 December 2010 17:12

Funeral services will be held Friday, Dec. 17, for Port Washington resident Cyril J. Schneider, 77, who died Sunday, Dec. 12, at Aurora Medical Center in Grafton following a heart attack.

A Mass of Christian burial will be at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Port Washington.

Father Tom Lijewski will officiate.

Visitation will be at the church on Friday from 4 p.m. until the Mass.

Entombment will be at St. Mary’s Mausoleum in Port Washington.

Memorials to the parish are requested.

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

 
Cheryl Karasch PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ozaukee Press   
Wednesday, 08 December 2010 16:51

Cheryl A. Karasch of Port Washington died of a heart attack Friday, Dec. 3, while on vacation in Orlando, Fla.

A funeral service for Miss Karasch will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, at Poole Funeral Home in Port Washington. Father Patrick Wendt will officiate.

Visitation will be at the funeral home from 3:30 p.m. until the service.

Entombment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Port Washington.

 
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