Norbert Kultgen

Norbert “Bert” Kultgen worked at embassies in Taiwan, Taiping, China, and Tripoli, Libya, when he was a communications officer for the U.S. Navy from 1948 to 1956.    

 Mr. Kultgen, of Saukville, died Wednesday, June 5, at Horizon Lawlis Family Hospice in Mequon. He was 89.

He was born in Lake Church on Sept. 1, 1929, to Anton and Margareth Englebert Kultgen.

Mr. Kultgen spent most of his life in the Saukville area, except for when he traveled the world during his years in the Navy.

On Sept. 14, 1957, he married Betty Schumacher at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Saukville.

The couple owned Kultgen’s Hardware in Cedarburg for about 50 years.

His family said he enjoyed teasing his daughters-in-law and grandchildren, and he always had a glint in his eyes.

Mr. Kultgen is survived by his wife Betty of Grafton; sons Mark (Karin) of Pewaukee, Joe (Beth) of Saukville and Paul (Christine) of Naperville, Ill.; and grandchildren Samantha, Jacob, Alaena, Colin and Sean.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 13, at St. John XXIII Parish, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Saukville. Father Patrick Wendt will preside.  

Visitation will be at the church Thursday from 10 a.m. until the service.  

Interment will be at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Saukville.

Eernisse Funeral Home, Port Washington, is handling the arrangements.



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