Edward G. “Ed” Liermann

  Edward G. “Ed” Liermann, age 86, of Cascade, Wis., passed away early Saturday evening, Feb. 11, 2023, at Cedar Grove Gardens, where he had been a resident for the past month.

He was born on Aug. 3, 1936, in Milwaukee, Wis., the youngest son of the late Walter and Margaret (Eggert) Liermann.

He grew up on a farm near Fredonia, Wis., where he had many mischievous adventures and memories of hard work on the farm as a child, telling loving stories of his brothers, sisters, mom and dad growing up.

Eddie loved life, his family and his friends. He was often the life of the party.

Ed attended grade school in a one-room schoolhouse, St. John Lutheran School, and Maplelawn School, both in Fredonia. He spoke fondly of his school teacher Ms. Bell, and helped her in her later years.

Eddie graduated from Port Washington High School in 1955. He played football and often was yelled at by his coach, “Liermann!”

He served in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1960 in Germany, often getting yelled at by his sergeant, “Liermann!” Begrudgingly, he helped a fellow soldier on a freezing cold night, (half-asleep, crawling out of his sleeping bag and tent with many expletives) with his army delivery truck Elvis. Eddie was also able to connect to his father’s brother and extended family while in Germany.

On a beautiful summer day on June 19, 1965, he married Beverly Boretsky at St. John Lutheran Church in Fredonia, where they raised their family and attended church.

Ed worked for Simplicity Manufacturing Co. in Port Washington and was an over-the-road truck driver most of his life. He also worked for How-Dea Servce Center in Belgium and retired from interstate trucking at Johnsonville Foods after 10 years of service.

During a time before GPS, Eddie always remembered details of his trips. He often gave directions using landmarks, such as you turn by this old church, or by this tree that grows out of a rock. He then enjoyed driving gravel trucks for Hartmann Sand and Gravel before retiring from the trucking industry.

He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Sherman Center and served for many years as a trustee of the church. Ed also helped with the maintenance and upkeep of the cemetery, where you could find him on his mower.

Ed and Beverly traveled to many of the Southern and Western states and took trips to Europe, Alaska and Germany.

He loved gardening and spent numerous hours outside, planting and taking care of his flowers, plants and trees.  Because of his love of trees, he was given the nickname of “Eddie Evergreen,” often sharing his love of gardening with family and friends. There is probably a tree planted in your yard he has planted.

He helped where help was needed. If there was a project to be completed, he was there helping. In winters, he strived to keep his family warm by building 10-foot snow fences and splitting 15-foot wood piles.

He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years Beverly of Cascade; his children Carmen Liermann of Ebersberg, Germany, Eric Liermann of Campbellsport and Tracy (Todd) Gerlach of Cascade; five grandchildren, Katharina, Luis, Jackson, Benjamin and Marcus; one sister, Linda (Lyle) Lubner of Fredonia; three brothers-in-law, Stuart Boretsky of Waukesha, Donald Boretsky of New Berlin and Lester (Joy) Boretsky of Kenosha; and two sisters-in-law, Sandra (Harley) Wilber of Sanger, Texas, and Ruth Boretsky of the Villages in Florida.

He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Walter and Margaret Liermann, two brothers, Wally and Donald Liermann, and one sister, Betty Everson.      

Funeral services will be held on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 19, 2023, at 1:30 p.m. at Suchon Funeral Home in Plymouth. The Rev. Christopher Gillespie, pastor of St. John Lutheran Church in Sherman Center, will officiate.

Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be held at Suchon Funeral Home in Plymouth on Sunday, Feb. 19, from 11:30 a.m. until the services.

The Plymouth VFW World Cheese Center Post #5612 will conduct military rites following the services at Suchon Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests having a tree planted in “Eddie Evergreen’s” name.



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