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Judith A. Bartkowski PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ozaukee Press   
Wednesday, 19 July 2017 17:58

Judith A. Bartkowski, 77, of Grafton, died of cancer at Lawlis Family Hospice in Mequon on Sunday, July 16.
“She had a rare form of breast cancer and became a case study,” her son David Krupa said. “She was diagnosed in 2011, and she wasn’t supposed to last this long.
“Her first wish was to be buried alongside her twin brother, but then she decided to have her body donated to research. She thought that was more important.
“But that was rejected, so we followed her original wish.”
Mrs. Bartkowski was born in Milwaukee on Nov. 19, 1939, daughter of Steve and Gladys Grayson Bartkowski.  
She grew up in Milwaukee and attended Riverside High School. In the early 1960s,  she moved to Saukville and ever since resided mostly in Ozaukee County.  
Mrs. Bartkowski worked for many years at Tecumseh Power Products in Grafton until it closed.  She also worked at McCormick’s Place restaurant in Grafton until it closed, and then at Edge of Town restaurant in Cedarburg.
In the later years of her life, she was a nanny for many families in the area.  
“She cleaned houses for a while, and people noticed how good she was with their children,” her son said. “That’s how she made the transition to becoming a nanny.
“My mother’s path wasn’t always chosen, but she always made it a road. Whatever she did, she did it full bore. She was so good with people.”
Mrs. Bartkowski is survived by her children Michael (Laura) Mesenbrink and David Krupa both of Cedarburg, and Daniele Hahn of Austin, Texas; grandchildren Joshua, Heather, Taylor and Megan; sister Sandy (Ron) Roskopf of Hartford and brother Steve (Ilsa) Bartkowski of Colgate.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her twin brother Jerold Bartkowski.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 7, at Highland Memorial Park in New Berlin.  
Memorials are suggested to Lawlis Family Hospice.
The Eernisse Funeral Home of Cedarburg is assisting the family.

Mary J. Lyneis PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ozaukee Press   
Wednesday, 19 July 2017 17:58

Mary J. Lyneis, 88, of Grafton, died of natural causes Sunday, July 9, at Lawliss Family Hospice in Mequon.
Mrs. Lyneis was born Jan. 23, 1929, in Milwaukee to Efthemios and Sadie Boncel Holevas.  
On June 18, 1949, she married Floyd E. Lyneis in Milwaukee.
 Mrs. Lyneis worked as a legal assistant for many years at Castner Law Office in Grafton.  
“She really respected Steve Castner,” her daughter Amy Matter said.
 Mrs. Lyneis was an avid Green Bay Packers fan, her family said, and enjoyed cooking, baking, knitting and visiting Door County.  
“If anyone was willing to take her shopping, she was always ready to go,” her daughter said. “She loved shopping in Door County and loved the antiques there.”
Mrs. Lyneis also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
“She was so warm and caring,” her daughter said.
Mrs. Lyneis is survived by her children Amy (Mark) Matter of Cedarburg, Mark (Monika) of Mequon, David (Denise) of West Bend, Andrew (Christine) of Cedarburg and Christopher (Nancy) of Saukville; grandchildren Nicholas (Kendra) Matter, Nathan (Christie) Matter, Thomas, Megan and Jack Lyneis, Emily and Jed Lyneis, Colten and Kennedy Lawson, Amanda (Dan) Clausing, Andrew “Buck” Jr. Lyneis, Kelsey Lyneis, Haley (Justin) Erwin, Bradley Karrels, Nicole (Bill) Flesses, and Brandon Wellenstein;  and six great-grandchildren.
   She was preceded in death by her husband Floyd, granddaughter Erika Lyneis and great-grandson Braydon Matter.
A Mass of Christian burial was held on Tuesday, July 18, at St. Francis Borgia North Catholic Church in Cedarburg.
Memorials are suggested to Stop CMV and the National Down Syndrome Society.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Mueller Funeral Home, Cedarburg.

Ervin T. Karrels PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 19 July 2017 17:57

Ervin T. Karrels of Port Washington enjoyed being a family man and was an avid reader.
    “Dad was always so interested in the lives of his children and grandchildren. He loved hearing about their adventures and jobs. Dad was a lifelong learner, getting nonfiction books from the library until the end. He had such a positive outlook and loved living,” his daughter Rose Ihde said.
    Mr. Karrels, 95, died Thursday, July 13, at Lawlis Family Hospice Center in Mequon.
    Mr. Karrels was born in Chicago on Oct. 4, 1921, to Jacob and Marie Freiman Karrels.  
    Mr. Karrels married Elaine M. Watry of Holy Cross on Oct. 1, 1955, at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Dacada. She preceded him in death on April 23, 2015.
    He served in World War II from 1942 to 1945 as a staff sergeant in the 8th Army Air Corp. and was an aerial gunner on a B-24 bomber.
    He also served as a staff sergeant in the Korean War from 1950 to 1952 in the 5th Air Force, where he was an aerial gunner on a B-26 bomber.
    He was part of the first Stars and Stripes Honor Flight from Ozaukee County in 2008 and also participated in the Field of Honor at Miller Park in 2012.
    While raising his family in Port Washington, Mr. Karrels worked at Simplicity Manufacturing Co. for 34 years, from 1953 to1987. He was a member of St. John’s XXIII Parish, St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Port Washington and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ozaukee Memorial Post 5373.  
    Mr. Karrels loved gardening and “putzing” in his yard, his family said. He enjoyed collecting things and was proud of his ability to fix whatever needed repairing.
    Mr. Karrels is survived by his children Mark (Cindy) of New Berlin, Margaret (Randy) Pieper of Casa Grande, Ariz., Joan (Robert) Preisler of Grafton, Rose (Jeff) Ihde of Venice, Fla., Ed (Debby) of Port Washington, Doris (Dennis) Dommer of Fredonia, Ruth (Bryan) Wichmann of Port Washington, and Kathy (Jason) Sepanic of Frederick, Md.; 22 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
    He is further survived by his sisters Dorothy Ryan of Mundelein, Ill., and Shirley (Gerry) Gaynor of Minneapolis; and sisters-in-law Gloria Karrels of Mokena, Ill., Dolores Tock and Rosie Pozy, both of Kewaskum, Mildred (John) Lanser of Bakersfield, Calif., Catherine Kearn of Waukesha, Ginny (Dick) Junge of Silver Creek and Sue (Tim) Newman of Circle Pines, Minn.
    He was preceded in death by his wife Elaine; brothers Vernon, Gerald and Ronald; and sisters Evelyn Karrels and Jean Jones.
    Father Don Zerkel presided at the funeral on Monday, July 17, at St. John XXIII Parish, St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Port Washington.
    Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church or to the family, who will share them with local charities.
    Poole Funeral Home, Port Washington, handled the arrangements.

Lambert “Bert” Newmann PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 19 July 2017 17:56

Lambert “Bert” Newmann, age 95, formerly of Green Lake, passed away on Saturday, July 15, 2017, at Cedar Home Health and Hospice in West Bend.
Bert was born on March 15, 1922, in Iron Ridge, Wis., the son of Charles and Mary (Michels) Newmann.
Bert is survived by his daughters Shirley (Richard) Minga and Gail Mary Newmann; granddaughters Anne and Ellen Minga and Joyce (Michael) White; great-grandchildren Hannah and Zoe Neudorfer and Adrian White, other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents; son John James Newmann; loving spouse Lucille (Anderson); and siblings Raymond, Laura, Charles, Eldora, Victor, AnnaMae, Lillian and Cecilia.
Per the wishes of Bert, private services will be held.
Divine Passage Funeral Home in Ripon is proudly serving the Newmann family.

Evelyn L. Walsh PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 19 July 2017 17:56

Evelyn L. Walsh, 85, of Germantown and formerly of Port Washington, died Sunday, July 16, at Kathy Hospice in West Bend.
“Mom liked looking for bargains, from teapots to saving ailing rose bushes that her best friend Lauri Bell got her addicted to for her precious flower garden,” her daughter Michelle Walsh said.
Mrs. Walsh was born on April 21, 1932, in Cedarburg to Clarence and Loretta Grasse.
On Feb. 21, 1953, she married Arlin Walsh of Port Washington at St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church in Cedarburg.
They raised their family in Port Washington, living on Milwaukee Street and Nelson Drive for many years.
Mrs. Walsh graduated Milwaukee Lutheran Hospital Nursing School and was a registered nurse at St. Alphonsus Hospital in Port Washington for more than 35 years, retiring in 1992.
While living in Port Washington, she was very active with St. Mary’s and St. Peter of Alcantara Catholic parishes.  In 1989, the couple moved to Germantown.
During their retirement years, they enjoyed winters in Naples, Fla., and took many road trips throughout the country on their motorcycle.
Mrs. Walsh always loved spending time in her garden and was an active swimmer.
Mrs. Walsh is survived by her children Mike (Teri) of Lisbon and Michelle (Lisa Rudnik) Walsh of Onalaska; grandchildren Anika and Caitlin Stewart, Kristin (Peter) Holmgren and Dane (Katie Steuber) Walsh; sister-in-law Margaret “Marge” Grasse of Menomonee Falls; and son-in-law Robert Stewart of Middleton.
She was preceded in death by her husband Arlin on Feb, 3, 2015; her daughter Kathleen Walsh and brother Clarence Grasse.
A funeral will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 20, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Menomonee Falls. Visitation will be from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the church.
Interment will take place at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Port Washington at 11 a.m. Thursday.
Memorials to the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center are appreciated.
Poole Funeral Home, Port Washington, is handling the arrangements.

Richard A. Omdahl PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ozaukee Press   
Wednesday, 19 July 2017 17:55

Richard A. Omdahl of  Mequon, passed away peacefully at Wright House in Mequon on July 11, 2017, at the age of 71 years.
Richard was born on June 17, 1946, in Kenosha, the son of the late Albert Omdahl and the late Bertha (nee Baer) Omdahl.
He was a graduate of Kenosha Bradford High School. He received two degrees from Milwaukee School of Engineering — a bachelor of science in electrical engineering and a master of science in engineering management.
He was united in marriage to Diane J. Mickelson at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lakefield on May 20, 1972.  
Their marriage was blessed with two children, Rachelle and Melinda.  Richard and Diane recently celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary.
Rich worked for 23 years at Square D, starting as an electrical engineer, and finishing in global marketing.
He then started a business with Diane in their basement, called Beacon Health. He was CEO of the business for 23 years, until they sold it in 2008.
He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, at their cabin in Waupaca.
He was a wine enthusiast and collector and an avid traveler, making his way across Europe and Asia.  
He was never in 4-H as a child but, after meeting Diane, he became a big supporter. He was  a member of the Ozaukee County 4-H Foundation board and served as its president for three years. Beginning in1971, he never missed the Ozaukee County Fair.
Richard is survived by his wife, Diane; children Rachelle (Daniel) Cehanovich and Melinda (Michael) Caughill; and grandchildren Charlie Caughill and Jacob Cehanovich. He is further survived by other relatives and friends.
A funeral service was held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at Grace Lutheran Church, 303 Green Bay Rd., Thiensville. A visitation was held Wednesday at the church from 4 until 6:45 p.m.
Entombment was at Arlington Park Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to Grace Lutheran Church, Ozaukee County 4-H or Silver Spring Neighborhood Center are appreciated.   
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