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Dorothy Z. Wisniewski PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ozaukee Press   
Thursday, 27 April 2017 17:39

Dorothy Z. Wisniewski of Grafton loved spending time with her family.

“She was a very loving grandmother who always wanted to know what was going on in her grandchildren’s lives,” her granddaughter-in-law Debbie Hoffmann said. “She also loved eating bratwursts even on the holidays and she loved getting Martha Washington geraniums on Mother’s Day.”

Mrs. Wisniewski, 92, died Monday, April 17 at the Sheboygan Senior Community.

She was born to Fred and Mabel Cook Zelle on Aug. 1, 1924 in Lincoln, Ill. She was united in marriage to Chester Achison Jr. After his death, she was united in marriage to Walter Wisniewski on April 15, 1961 in Milwaukee.

Mrs. Wisniewski was a member of Community United Methodist Church in Cedarburg. Her many hobbies included painting, crafting, playing solitaire, solving crossword puzzles, watching “Jeopardy” and “Wheel of Fortune.” She grew to love bingo and was so proud when she won. She looked forward to breakfast every Saturday morning at Hobo’s, in Belgium, and The Prime Minister, in Thiensville, after church on Sundays.

Mrs. Wisniewski is survived by her family Donna Hoffmann of Sheboygan, JoAnne Hadler of Cedarburg and Eilene Wisniewski of Maplewood, Minn., grandchildren Kim (Chris) Chronister, Brad (Debbie) Hoffmann, Mike (Stacey) Hadler, Carrie (Jeff) Engebose, and five great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her husbands Walter and Chester, sister Elsie Pitcher, and brothers Edgar, Robert, John, and Gordon Zelle.

A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 29 at Community United Methodist Church in Cedarburg. The visitation will take place on Saturday at the church from 1 p.m. until the time of service. Rev. David Blackmer will officiate. Mrs. Wisniewski will be laid to rest at Graceland Cemetery in Milwaukee. A memorial has been established in her name.  

Arrangements are being handled by Mueller Funeral Home.

Ann Hoppe PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 27 April 2017 17:39

Ann Hoppe of Random Lake, formerly of Fredonia, loved her family and the Brewers.

“She was a huge Brewers fan and loved watching her kids play ball,” her son Frank Hoppe said. “She was a caretaker her whole life and she put her life on hold for her children.”

Mrs. Hoppe, 74, died April 18 at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee.  

She was born on May 29, 1942 in Fond du Lac Township, the daughter of Arnold Sr. and Lucille Faul Nett.

Mrs. Hoppe graduated from Fond du Lac High School in 1960. On October 27, 1962, she married Bernie Hoppe at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Mount Calvary. They lived in New Ulm, Minn. and Milwaukee before moving to Fredonia in 1970.

She worked at Oak Park Pharmaceuticals in Fredonia, Sprague Electric in Grafton and St. Alphonsus Hospital in Port Washington. She retired from St. Joseph Hospital in West Bend in 2004.

Mrs. Hoppe was a member of Divine Savior Parish in Fredonia.  

She is survived by her sons Frank (Beth) of Waunakee, John (Karen) of Greenville and Thomas of Fredonia.  

Mrs. Hoppe is further survived by grandchildren Madison, Gretchen, Adam and Kristen, sisters Pat (Fred) Thuecks of North Fond du Lac and Sharon Nett of Fond du Lac, brothers Jim (Rosemary) of Pocatello, Idaho and Jerry Nett of Fond du Lac, brothers-in-law Marvin Hoppe of Fredonia and Lee Hoppe of Random Lake, sisters-in-law Diane Nett of Malone and Betty Nett of New Holstein.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Bernie, brothers Arnold Jr., John and Joe Nett, sister Kathleen Klensch and sisters-in-law Emily Fraley and Rose Hoppe.

A prayer service will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 4 at Divine Savior Parish, Holy Cross Chapel in Holy Cross with Pastoral Associate Deb Hamm presiding. Visitation will be at the church from 4:30 p.m. until the time of service. Mrs. Hoppe will be laid to rest on Friday, May 5 at Graceland Cemetery in Clintonville.

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

Lucille Brunner PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 19 April 2017 21:24

Lucille Brunner of Fredonia enjoyed rummage sales, gardening and sharing her produce with family and friends.

“She liked to grow vegetables, especially kohlrabi, tomatoes and cucumbers,” her son Jerome Brunner said. 

Mrs. Brunner, 83, died Thursday, April 6, at The Woodland View Assisted Living Facility of Fredonia.

She was born in Washington County on Feb. 20, 1934 to Joseph and Louise Reitmeier Goeppert. 

Lucille married Vincent “Shorty” Brunner on April 26, 1952 and settled in Fredonia to raise their family.

Mrs. Brunner is survived by her children Virginia (Mike) Lamb of New Castle, PA. Jerome “Mouse” (Nancy) of Random Lake, Ray (Cheri) of Porterfield and daughter-in-law Bev Brunner of Cedar Grove.

She is further survived by her grandchildren Erica Neubauer, Ed Kreis Jr., Elizabeth Canada, Sheila (Andy) Heinen, Mike (Angie), Mike (Rachel) Bruni, Katie (Ryan) Tiefenthaler, Kyle (Tracy), Curtis (Tiffany), Cory, 12 great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, sister Mary Rady and brother Tom Goeppert.

Mrs. Brunner is preceded in death by her parents, husband Vincent, son James “Bruno”, granddaughter Tina Marie, brothers Joe and Bob Goeppert and sister Marcella Hembel.

A funeral service will be at 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 20, at Vineyard Community Church with Pastor Pat Mulcahy presiding. Visitation will be at the church on Thursday from 3:00 pm until time of service.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is handling the arrangements. 

George Eischen Jr. PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 19 April 2017 21:24

George Eischen Jr. was a businessman, owning and operating Modern Metals in Fredonia, but running the family farm was his true passion.

“He was a great teacher, for farming, and taught the grand kids how to ride tractors and skid loaders,” said Darlene Eischen, his wife. “He leaves a great legacy with that.” 

Mr. Eischen, age 70, died Tuesday, April 18 at his home in Dacada.

He was born March 20, 1947 in Sheboygan and was the son of the late George J. Eischen Sr. and Estelle M. (nee Bittner) Eischen.

Mr. Eischen was a 1965 graduate of Random Lake High School and on February 3, 1968, married Darlene Bruesewitz at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Dacada.

 Mr. Eischen enjoyed spending his time outdoors working in the fields and milking the cows.

“He always said, ‘Be a farmer, grow your own food, live off the land, be your own boss,’” Mrs. Eischen said. 

Mr. Eischen’s other passion was repairing the farm machinery.

For relaxation, he enjoyed Westerns on TV.

“He always wanted to live his life like John Wayne,” Mrs. Eischen said.

Mr. Eischen is survived by Darlene and their children, Chris (Steve) Jungers and Paul (Kristin) both of Random Lake,  and their five grandchildren, Matthew (Amanda) Jungers, Adam Jungers, Brandon Jungers, Jared Jungers and Jacob Eischen.  

He is further survived by three brothers, James (Mary) and William (Sharon) of Random Lake, Donald (Myra) of Cascade,  his sister Rosemary (Douglas) Seyfert of Fredonia, sisters-in-law Audrey Bruesewitz and Marjorie Murphy, and brother-in-law Gerald (Linda) Bruesewitz.

Mr. Eischen was preceded in death by his father and mother-in-law and two grandchildren, Alan and Emily.  

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, April 22 at noon at Our Lady of The Lakes, St. Nicholas Chapel in Dacada, with Father Richard Cerpich presiding.  

Burial will be in the parish cemetery.  Visitation will take place at the church on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.  

Carol R. Capelle PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 19 April 2017 21:24

Carol R. Capelle, age 92, a native of Port Washington, died Feb. 24 at Mercy Walworth Hospital and Medical Center in Lake Geneva after a brief illness.

The Elkhorn resident was born Sept. 19, 1924 in Port Washington. She is the daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Lauters. 

In her youth, Mrs. Capelle worked in an artillery shell factory during World War II and also in a bean factory.

“She was very strong willed,” said Jack Noltze, one of her sons. “If there was something to be done, she wouldn’t let up until it was not only done but done right. She was very persistent.”

On June 14, 1944, she married Marvin Noltze of the Town of Grafton at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Within a few years, the couple moved to Elkhorn where Mr. Noltze started his construction business. He died June 22, 1958.

“She had a limited income after that and I give her so much credit — she did so much with so little in raising us boys,” her son said. “She’d sew clothes or whatever it took to keep us going.”

Mrs. Capelle in 1961 married Howard Capelle of Cedarburg and the couple continued to reside in Elkhorn. Mr. Capelle died March 23, 1999.

Mrs. Capelle took great pride in her home and yard, well into her golden years, also enjoying her grandchildren, sewing and oil painting. She was a longtime member of St. Patrick’s Parish in Elkhorn.

Mrs. Capelle is survived by her son John “Jack” (Linda) of Elkhorn, her grandchildren Amy (Roger) Bates of Delavan and Chad (Olivia Tucker) of Mauston, great-grandchildren Matthew Bates and Maelin Noltze and her sister Betty Bertram of Grafton.

Mrs. Capelle is preceded in death by her two husbands, sons Robert and James, brothers Donald and Charles Lauters and brother-in-law Robert Bertram.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 22 at the Poole Funeral Home in Port Washington. Family will receive relatives and friends prior to the service beginning at 11 a.m. Interment will take place at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Port Washington.

Bernice Fellenz PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 19 April 2017 21:23

Bernice Fellenz of Port Washington loved to cook.

“She used to feed the whole neighborhood, our house was like a restaurant,” her son Jack Fellenz said. 

Mrs. Fellenz, 98, died Sunday, April 16, at her residence.

She was born in Port Washington on January 24, 1919 to John and Anna Flerchinger Decker. She grew up in Port Washington, graduating from Port Washington High School in 1937.  

On July 20, 1946 she married Gerald Fellenz at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Mrs. Fellenz worked as a cook for Port Hotel and Ewig’s Deli. She was a lifelong member of St. Mary’s Parish, now St. John XXIII Parish, a 69-year member of the Van Ells-Schanen American Legion Women’s Auxiliary Post 82 in Port Washington and she also ran her own canasta card club for over 70 years. 

Mrs. Fellenz is survived by her children Jack (Louise) of Saukville, Rick (Jane) and Sharon (Gary) Anzia, both of the Town of Port Washington.  

Mrs. Fellenz is further survived by six grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and her sister-in-law Marion Jablonski of Milwaukee.  

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Jerry, brothers Elmer, Orlando “Butzy”, Marvin and John Jr., sisters Mildred Decker, Jean Schoenknecht, and Shirley Probelski, brother-in-law Ron Fellenz, and sister-in-law Shirley Michalica.   

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, April 21, at 6 p.m. at St. John XXIII Parish, St. Peter of Alcantara Church in Port Washington. Father Pat Wendt will preside.  

She will be laid to rest at St. Mary’s Mausoleum in Port Washington. Visitation will take place on Friday at the church from 3 to 6 p.m.  

The family asks for donations to a charity of the donor’s choice.  

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

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