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Fr. Stanley Klauck PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ozaukee Press   
Wednesday, 21 June 2017 20:03

Father Stanley B. Klauck, 95, who served at St. Mary’s and St. Peter of Alcantara churches in Port Washington died on Saturday, June 10, at Alexian Village in Milwaukee.
    Father Klauck was born in Sheboygan on April 4, 1922, to Jacob and Catherine Doyle Klauck.
    He studied at St. Lawrence Seminary in Mount Calvary and St. Francis Major Seminary in Milwaukee.
    Father Klauck was ordained June 8, 1946, by Archbishop Moses E. Kiley at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Milwaukee.
    He was an assistant pastor at St. Veronica Parish in Milwaukee. He was also an assistant pastor for St. Monica Parish in Whitefish Bay, and St. Mary’s Parish in Port Washington.
    Father Klauck became first pastor of St. Peter of Alcantara Church in Port Washington in October 1966, and was named pastor of Sacred Heart Parish, Racine in 1979.
    He retired from active ministry in the archdiocese in 1992. With his sister Patricia, he moved to Scottsdale, Ariz., and assisted parishes in the Diocese of Phoenix.
    Father Klauck also served as a priest on worldwide cruises for Crystal Cruise Line.
    He is survived by his sister Patricia Klauck of Milwaukee.
    Father Klauck was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Joan Schroeder and Phyllis Berger, and brother Jack Klauck.
    Father Klauck’s funeral was held at Alexian Village, Chapel of the Holy Spirit, on Friday, June 16.
    Internment was held at Woodlawn Kohler Village Cemetery in Kohler.
    Krause Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

 
Lillian R. Rozek PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 21 June 2017 20:03

An avid reader, Lillian Ruth Rozek was halfway through a 1,000-page book when she recently entered the hospital.
    “She always finished her books so she would have regretted not being able to do so with that one — even in that situation,” her son Jeff Rozek said.
    Mrs. Rozek, 93, died Wednesday, June 14, at Lawlis Family Hospice in Mequon from heart failure. She had resided in Saukville since 1999.
    Born Oct. 23, 1923, in Milwaukee to Albin and Anna Plischke Anderson, she helped support her parents through their chronic illnesses. A first-generation American, Mrs. Rozek spoke English, German and Norwegian — her father’s native language — at a young age, often translating letters for her father.
    Despite attending six different schools, she was named to the National Honor Society at Milwaukee’s North Division High School.
    Mrs. Rozek held various office positions before joining Lakeside Labs, where she met her husband Jerry. The couple married May 24, 1947, in Milwaukee and raised a family of three children.
    Mrs. Rozek became a teller at First Wisconsin Bank, where she was promoted to manage large business loan accounts and wire transfers.
    “She was very stylish, always up to date with the fashions,” her son said. “And she had her hair done every Friday because she worked in a professional setting and my parents liked to go out for dinner every weekend.
    “The Colonial House (in Port Washington) was one of their favorites before it closed.”
Mrs. Rozek retired from the bank in 1986 after 22 years and spent her time providing day care to her first grandchild.
    Travels during that time included Spain and Hawaii.
    Mrs. Rozek read two to three books a week her entire life, and her passion for it influenced her family.
    “Because she read so much, she got my dad into it and also the rest of the kids,” her son said.     “She’d read to us as youngsters, and I did the same for my daughter. Her love of reading was definitely passed on.”
    Mrs. Rozek is survived by her sons Jeffrey (Linda) and Richard, both of Saukville; grandchildren Michael (Crystal) and Rebecca Rozek, and one great-grandchild.
    She is preceded in death by her husband Jerry, brothers John “Jack” and Ervin Anderson, sister Myrtle Zimdahl and son Gregory.
    A funeral will be held at at 11 a.m. Friday, June 23, at Chapel of Chimes at Wisconsin Memorial Park in Brookfield, with visitation at 10 a.m. Internment will take place there as well.

 
Christine J. Radloff PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 14 June 2017 17:29

Christine J. Radloff was a people person, even as a youngster.
    “I played Santa for 32 years, and for about five years she went along as my special helper,” her father Jim Radloff said. “She was short for her age, so the kids would lock right onto her. They’d see her personality in her eyes, and I didn’t have to say a thing. She knew just what to do.
    “There would even be times I’d have a kid screaming and next thing I knew, she had the child in her hand, ready for a picture.”
    Ms. Radloff, 38, who moved to Port Washington in 1980 and graduated from Port Washington High School in 1988, died unexpectedly at her Milwaukee home on Thursday, June 8.
    She enjoyed swimming, whether as a child or later with her two teenage children.
    “She just called me last week and told me what a great time they were having off the diving boards,” her father said of his daughter and his grandchildren. “It reminded me of all the times we’d swim at the TJ (Thomas Jefferson Middle School) pool.”
    Another favorite spot in Port Washington for Ms. Radloff was “Elephant” Whitefish Park.
    “We’d enjoy lunches there all the time,” her father said.
    Ms. Radloff was born in Wauwatosa on Jan. 26, 1979, to James and Sandra Dobs Radloff.
    Ms. Radloff worked in daycare facilities and became a certified nursing assistant, serving in that capacity for various medical centers in the Milwaukee area.
    Her training helped her monitor the diabetes of her 13-year-old son, her father said.
     Ms. Radloff is survived by her children Alexis Radloff and Cody Mozejewski of Milwaukee and parents Jim and Sandy Radloff of Port Washington.
    She was preceded in death by her grandparents Edward and Lucy Radloff and Ruben and Irene Holz.
    Funeral services were to be held Wednesday, June 14, at Poole Funeral Home in Port Washington. Interment was to be at Union Cemetery in Port Washington.
    Memorials to the family are appreciated.

 
Roy G. Zehren PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 14 June 2017 17:28

You could say that Roy G. Zehren of Port Washington was into grass, his wife Geri said.
    “Turf was his life,” she said.
    Mr. Zehren was a lifelong landscaper who learned the business at his father’s feet  — he was put in charge of his first major project when he was about 12 and later told his family “I think I bonded with grass at that time” — and went on to work on not only residential and commercial properties but also sporting fields.
    He worked on all the tees and greens on one of the courses at Blackwolf Run in Kohler, maintained the turf at Milwaukee County Stadium and built Helfaer Field, the Little League field at Miller Park in Milwaukee, his wife said.
    “That was the shining moment for him,” she said. “That was a feather in his cap.”
    Mr. Zehren, who had lung cancer, died at Lawlis Family Hospice in Mequon on Saturday, June 10. He was 86.
    He was a native of Milwaukee, born on July 18, 1930, to Gilbert and Josephine Ulrich Zehren.He grew up in Milwaukee and spent many summers picking produce in his family’s garden to be sold at local markets.
    He graduated from Rufus King High School, then earned an associate degree in photography from Milwaukee Area Technical College in 1951. A short time later, he was drafted into the U.S. Army to serve during the Korean War. He was able to leave his job as a combat rifleman and become a combat photographer, becoming a photographer for generals.
    He took photos of war heroes and USO entertainers, including Debbie Reynolds, as well as President Dwight D. Eisenhower. He also documented the horrors of war for the Army’s public information department.
    “I saw things nobody should have to see,” he told Ozaukee Press, which ran a story about his service when he donated his war slides and prints to the Wisconsin Veterans Museum in Madison in 2013.
    Mr. Zehren attained the rank of sergeant and was awarded a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star.
    After he returned home, Mr. Zehren married Ruth Arle in Manitowoc in 1953.
 The couple lived in Milwaukee, where Mr. Zehren continued to enjoy photography as a hobby while founding Zehren Landscaping in 1954.
    With his growing expertise in designing natural turf drainage systems, he founded Natural Athletic Turf Inc. and Sports Turf Consultants in 1974.
    Mr. Zehren worked with golf courses and professional sports teams across the country, including the Milwaukee Brewers, to develop systems that could sustain healthy natural grass playing surfaces.
    He sold his business when he was 75, and stayed with the firm for three years before retiring.
    He was a lifelong member and officer of numerous professional organizations.
    Mr. Zehren was also an avid golfer, a hobby he picked up in high school.
    “He often said it’s a challenge to yourself,” his wife recalled.
    On Oct. 21, 1978, Mr. Zehren married Geri Ryer in Port Washington.
    The couple were active members of the Port Washington Garden Club, and their garden — complete with a putting green — was featured on the club’s garden walk.
    The couple’s grandchildren learned to putt on the green in their yard, Mrs. Zehren said.
    Mr. Zehren also enjoyed landscaping around the family’s cottage in Sister Bay.
    Mr. Zehren is survived by his wife Geri of Port Washington, children Michael and Andrew, both of Milwaukee, and John of Algoma; stepchildren Michael (Kelly Centofanti) Ryer of Fredonia and Michelle (Frank) Ryer Hinca of Northbrook, Ill.; and grandchildren Teresa Zehren and Edward and Peter Hinsa.
    He is further survived by his sister Joan (Don) Ashworth of Carpinteria, Calif.
    Mr. Zehren was preceded in death by his siblings Marilyn Ross, Ginnie Lauters, Shirli Krueger and Ralph Zehren.
    A visitation will be held from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at Eernisse Funeral Home in Port Washington, with military honors at 3 p.m.
    In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Wisconsin Chapter of the Sports Turf Managers Association Inc. Scholarship Fund and the Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation Inc. are suggested.

 
Elmer L. Viesselmann PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 14 June 2017 17:28

Elmer L. Viesselmann of the Town of Grafton knew hard work like few others.
    “He made $5 a week at the Lakefield Creamery, but also had to drive a milk truck and work as a farmhand — all to provide for his family,” his daughter Patricia Stifter  said. “He was quiet and reserved but sure worked hard.”
    Mr. Viesselmann, 96, died Sunday, June 11, at Harbor Cove assisted living in Port Washington.
    He was born April 27, 1921, in the Town of Grafton, the son of Elmer J. and Elsie Kroening Viesselmann and raised on the family farm.
    He married Norma Hennings on July 14, 1941, at St. John Lutheran Church in the Town of Grafton. The couple took over the family’s dairy business, milking cows until 1984 and raising crops until 1988.
    In his retirement years, Mr. Viesselmann enjoyed playing sheepshead with relatives and working on jigsaw puzzles, his daughter said.
    “He and my mother did everything they could to stay on the family farm, where they had hickory-nut trees,” his daughter said. “Dad would crack them open and they’d take the nuts to the old Colonial House (restaurant), where they’d use them for hickory-nut pie.”
    In 2008, the couple moved to the assisted living center.
    Mr. Viesselmann was preceded in death by his wife Norma; brothers Herbert and Louis; sisters Laura Kaul, Dorothy Hadler and Ruth Mentzel; and brothers-in-law Robert Kaul, Eugene Hadler and Herbert Mentzel   
    Mr. Viesselmann is survived by his children Richard (Marie) of Wonewoc, Patricia (Ronald) Stifter of Saukville, David (Doreen) of Sheboygan and Peter (Kathie) of Cedar Grove; brother Arthur (Marge) of Grafton; 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.
    Funeral services will be held at St. John Lutheran Church in the Town of Grafton at 7 p.m. Friday, June 16, with a visitation at 5 p.m. The Rev. James O’Reilly-Christensen will officiate.
    Interment will be at Lakefield Cemetery.
    Memorials to St. John Lutheran Church are suggested.
    Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory of  Grafton is handling the arrangements.

 
Elmer L. Viesselmann PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ozaukee Press   
Wednesday, 14 June 2017 17:28

Elmer L. Viesselmann of the Town of Grafton knew hard work like few others.
    “He made $5 a week at the Lakefield Creamery, but also had to drive a milk truck and work as a farmhand — all to provide for his family,” his daughter Patricia Stifter  said. “He was quiet and reserved but sure worked hard.”
    Mr. Viesselmann, 96, died Sunday, June 11, at Harbor Cove assisted living in Port Washington.
    He was born April 27, 1921, in the Town of Grafton, the son of Elmer J. and Elsie Kroening Viesselmann and raised on the family farm.
    He married Norma Hennings on July 14, 1941, at St. John Lutheran Church in the Town of Grafton. The couple took over the family’s dairy business, milking cows until 1984 and raising crops until 1988.
    In his retirement years, Mr. Viesselmann enjoyed playing sheepshead with relatives and working on jigsaw puzzles, his daughter said.
    “He and my mother did everything they could to stay on the family farm, where they had hickory-nut trees,” his daughter said. “Dad would crack them open and they’d take the nuts to the old Colonial House (restaurant), where they’d use them for hickory-nut pie.”
    In 2008, the couple moved to the assisted living center.
    Mr. Viesselmann was preceded in death by his wife Norma; brothers Herbert and Louis; sisters Laura Kaul, Dorothy Hadler and Ruth Mentzel; and brothers-in-law Robert Kaul, Eugene Hadler and Herbert Mentzel   
    Mr. Viesselmann is survived by his children Richard (Marie) of Wonewoc, Patricia (Ronald) Stifter of Saukville, David (Doreen) of Sheboygan and Peter (Kathie) of Cedar Grove; brother Arthur (Marge) of Grafton; 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.
    Funeral services will be held at St. John Lutheran Church in the Town of Grafton at 7 p.m. Friday, June 16, with a visitation at 5 p.m. The Rev. James O’Reilly-Christensen will officiate.
    Interment will be at Lakefield Cemetery.
    Memorials to St. John Lutheran Church are suggested.
    Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory of  Grafton is handling the arrangements.

 
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