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Obituaries July 2017 - July 2018 (Reunion to Reunion)

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The following is a list of obituaries that have been reported to the Seidemann Family Secretary since the July 2017 Reunion. This is not a complete listing of obituaries that have occurred during the year as not all have been submitted. The page will be updated as information is obtained. Generally the most recently received will be reported at the top of the page. After the Reunion in July 2018, this page will be archived and a new page will be started.

Please notify the Family Secretary. of any deaths in the family.

 
Photo of Carol M. Schultz

Schultz, Carol M. (Crass) 86 years, of Port Washington. Heaven received another angel on Sunday, 1 July 2018.

She was born on 1 October 1931, to the late Arthur and Marida (nee Aurig) Crass in Fillmore, Wisconsin. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Martin's Church in Fillmore. She fell in love with Paul Schultz at a community picnic. They were united in marriage on 8 January 1949.Together they raised four children.

Carol worked many jobs over the years, but her main vocation was to her husband and family. She was a volunteer as a hospice caregiver.

She loved fishing from childhood. She took special pride in the Muskies she caught on Little Portage Lake in Land O' Lakes, Wisconsin, where they lived from opening of fishing season to well into October. Their first home was in Waubeka, Wisconsin, right across from the Milwaukee River where the family fished and enjoyed water sports.

She enjoyed many a game of cribbage, pinochle, sheepshead or Wahoo. She also played golf.

Carol always had a hug waiting Ė even for a stranger. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Those Carol leaves behind to cherish her memory include her devoted husband of 69 years, Paul; four children, Bonnie (Jeff) Jacque-Gorecki, James (Bonnie) Schultz, Douglas (Lisa) Schultz, and Guy (Katherine) Schultz; 13 grandchildren, Jason (Emma) Jacque, Jodi (Dean) Raih, Janelle (Matt) LeClair, Stephanie (Christopher) Jacoby, Courtney (Jared) Gruber, Benjamin (Amanda) Schultz, Angela (Eric) Beyer, Bobbylee (Jason) Twilbeck, William (Nicole Yunk) Schultz, Reed Slaby, Michael (Shelby Helmbrecht) Schultz, Laura (Scott) Tickner, and Jacob (Audra) Schultz; 21 great grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Joyce Crass; a brother-in-law, Ron Schultz; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her four brothers, Carl Crass, Earl (Laverne) Crass, Lee (Winnie) Crass, and Clyde (Lucille) Crass; and a sister, Marcella Crass.

A funeral service in remembrance of Carol will be held on Friday July 6, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at the Myrhum Patten Miller & Kietzer funeral home, 1315 W. Washington St., West Bend. The family will greet relatives and friends at the funeral home on Friday from 4:00 p.m. until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Kathy Hospice in Carolís name are appreciated by the family.

The family would like to thank the staff of The Harbor Community and Horizon Hospice for all their tender care.

The Myrhum Patten Miller & Kietzer Funeral Homes have been entrusted with Carol's arrangements. Additional information and guest book may be found at www.myrhum-patten.com.

Carol was a 5th generation descendant of Friedrich & Rosina Seidemann and her genealogy line is as follows: Friedrich, Johanna, Mary, Marida, and Carol. She is listed on page 275 in the 4th edition of the Seidemann Family Tree Book with her family. Carol was a sweet lady and loved by all who know her.

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Forster, Thomas J. 71 years, of Winchester, passed away on 1 February 2017 at Howard Young Medical Center. He was born on 19 March 19 1945 in Milwaukee, the son of Carl and Doris (nee Wermuth) Forster. Tom is survived by his wife, Betty (nee Hollingworth) Forster; sons, Jonathan Forster of Rhinelander; daughter, Sandy Forster of Milwaukee; grandchildren, Alexis Vinger, Sierra Vinger, Cody Vinger, Jade Forster, Nevaeh Forster, Levi Forster and Daisy Forster and sisters, Nancy (Steve) Cain of Saukville and Elizabeth (Robert) Fenlon of Brookfield. A private family service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the family to be used according to their wishes.

Tom was a sixth generation descendant of Friedrich and Rosina Seidemann His genealogy line is as follows: Friedrich, Friedericka, Frank, Clayton, Doris, and Thomas. He is listed on page 204 in the 4th edition of the Seidemann Family Tree Book. Rest in peace Tom.

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Schall, Mark Franklin, 59 years of Germantown was called home to be with Jesus on Monday, 25 June 2018.

He was born on 3 November 1958 to the late Daniel and Vera (nee Kurtz) Schall in Hartford, WI. Mark attended Special Education classes in West Bend and Kewaskum in the earlier years of his life. In 1979 Ė 2017 he attended the Threshold Inc. starting with a focus on work/employment opportunities and transitioning to Adult Day Services in 1988. Mark was involved in Special Olympics, competing in Bowling, Track, and Softball Throw. He was the first client at the Threshold to work as a paper carrier for the Booster beginning in 1999 and retired in 2013. Mark enjoyed watching wrestling while rocking in his favorite rocking chair, loved all kinds of music, especially polkas, and loved to dance. Most of all, Mark loved to be a jokester and teasing his family and peers. He had a great sense of humor and was always in a happy mood. His smile would light up the room. Mark will sadly be missed by all who knew him.

Those Mark leaves behind to cherish his memory include his four sisters and two brothers, Patricia (Don Martin) Reimann, Charlotte (Henry) Schall Krokosky, Michael (Christine) Schall, Pamela (Larry) Weiss, Dawn (Jim) Schall-Goad, and Daniel (Lori Casey) Schall Jr.; nieces and nephews, Jason (Missi) Schall, Kevin (Julie) Schall, Stacy (Ben) Seaquist, Katie Schall, Patti (Joel) Kempfert, Neal Krokosky, Alyson Krokosky, Robb (Erin) Goad, and Nick (Becky) Goad; many grandnephews and grandnieces; other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Robert Reimann.

A funeral service in remembrance of Mark will be held on Saturday 30 June 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at St Johnís Ev. Lutheran Church, 623 Congress St. Newburg, WI.

The family will greet relatives and friends at the church on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Threshold Inc. are appreciated by the family.

A special thank you to the people that gave Mark a blessed and fulfilled life. His staff family at Main Street Group Home, Jewell, Shani, Marlita, Shirley, Preshayla, Markesha, and Kelly; Lisa, Chaudett, Fran, and staff of Serenity Hospice. Ranae and staff at The Threshold Inc. Special friends, Lindsey Gilchrist, Deb Ryan, Julie (Dave) Taylor, †Bryan (Wendy) Johnson, Jimmy Weber, and Jeff Sersted, plus all the other roommates and friends in Markís life. And a special thank you to Pastor Kurt Schaser for all his spiritual help and care.

The Myrhum Patten Miller & Kietzer Funeral Homes have been entrusted with Markís arrangements. Additional information and guest book may be found at www.myrhum-patten.com

Mark is a 6th generation descendant of Friedrich and Rosina Seidemann and his genealogy line is as follows: Friedrich, Traugott, Henry, Clara, Vera, Mark. He is listed on page 125 with his family in the 4th edition of the Seidemann Family Tree Book. Our thoughts and prayers go to his family and his many friends. He will be greatly missed here but heaven is his home.

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Kirmse, Tonya L. (Kohn), 47 years of Random Lake passed away peacefully with her family by her side after losing her 14-month battle with Leukemia.

She was born on 10 November 1970 to Harold Kohn and Lonna Karnitz (nee Schladweiler) in Port Washington. She graduated from West Bend East High School in 1989. Tonya started her family in 1995 and was a devoted mother of her two children. On 6 November 2008 she was united in marriage to Michael Kirmse in Silver Creek. She enjoyed the outdoors, her flower garden, and her horses and chickens on the farm. Tonya loved to go motorcycle riding, but especially enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Tonya always thought of others first before her own needs and pain. She always was positive and showed off her beautiful smile to everyone she met. She touched so many lives and will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Those Tonya leaves behind to cherish her memory include her husband, Michael Kirmse; two children, Jesse Verbanac and Paige (Adam Jensterle) Verbanac; one expecting grandson; her mother, Lonna (Fritz) Karnitz; a brother, Ryan Kohn; a niece, Kieara Kohn; two nephews, Krozby and Kashtyn Kohn; other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her father, Harold Kohn and her maternal grandparents, Al and Omi Schwalweiler.

A funeral service in remembrance of Tonya was held on Wednesday, 13 June 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Myrhum Patten Miller & Kietzer funeral home, 1315 W. Washington St., West Bend. The family greeted relatives and friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, Tonya requested that memorials are to go to her future grandchildrenís trust. Checks can be made payable to her son, Jesse J. Verbanac.

The family requested a special thank you go to Dr. Pasquini, Dr. Chhabra, Matt, the nurses and staff at Grace Clinic, and Kathy Hospice for all their compassionate care. The Myrhum Patten Miller & Kietzer Funeral Homes have been entrusted with Tonyaís arrangements. Additional information and guest book may be found at www.myrhum-patten.com

Tonya was added to page 312 in the fourth addition of the Seidemann Family Tree Book. You may remember when we had the farm animal exhibit, she was gracious in bringing her horse for the children to pet and sit on. She was a beautiful lady who will be missed by all.

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Egerer, Elsa A. (Beimborn) of Cedarburg, formerly of Grafton, died peacefully at Aurora Medical Center in Grafton on 19 May 2018 at the age of 95 years. Elsa was born on the family farm in Saukville, Wisconsin on 14 February 1923, the daughter of the late Fred & Anna (nee Wilkens) Beimborn. Elsa was united in marriage to her late husband Edgar on 21 December 1946 at St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Newburg. They were blessed with four children. Elsa was a longtime member of St. John Lutheran Church in Port Washington where she served in the Ladies Aid Group. She then became a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Grafton. Elsa was employed at the Ozaukee Press as a proofreader, a secretary at Grob Inc. in Grafton, and then worked as the office manager at Egerer Excavating. She loved gardening, cooking, baking, sewing, traveling, playing cards, building puzzles, and watching numerous game shows, Wheel of Fortune was her favorite. Her pride and joy was spending time with her loving family. She kept her wit and sense of humor to the very end and her motherly guidance will be greatly missed.

Elsa is survived by her children: Wendy Park, Dale (Bonnie) Egerer, Lori (Dale) Moeller and son-in-law Dennis Dickmann. Grandchildren: Darcy (Richard) Tramm, Becky (Dave) Godell, Denise (James) Cork, Derick (Mary) Dickmann, Kathryn Park, Tina (Sam) Moershel, Mindy (Doug) Miller, Matthew (special friend Samantha) Egerer, Madeline Moeller, Mitchell Moeller, Margeaux Moeller; Great Grandchildren: Amanda, Patricia, Duncan, Spencer, Jamie, William, Emerson, Douglas, Rachelle, Christopher, Haley and Faith. Elsa is further survived by other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar; daughter, Faye Dickmann, and two grandchildren: Christopher and Angel Egerer.

Funeral Services were held on Thursday, 24 May 2018 at 5:30 PM at St. Paul Lutheran Church 701 Washington St., Grafton. Interment was at the Union Cemetery in Port Washington. Visitation was held at the church on Thursday from 3:30 PM Ė 5:15 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Paul Lutheran Church, Grafton, or a charity of your choice appreciated.

Elsa was a fifth generation descendant of Friedrich and Rosine Seidemann. Her genealogy line is as follows: Friedrich, Traugott, Mary, Anna, and Elsa. She is pictured on page 40 of the 4th edition of the Seidemann Family Tree Book with her parents and siblings and listed on page 99 and 100 with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She is greatly missed by her family and all who knew her.

Photo of Lois C. Jung

Jung, C Lois (Weinreich), age 84 years of West Bend found peace on 25 May 2018. Lois was born on 27 October 1933 in West Bend to Robert and Martha Weinreich (Klumb). On 22 October 1955 she was united in marriage to Gerald "Jerry" W. Jung at St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church in West Bend.

Lois graduated from West Bend High School in 1951, where she played clarinet and was a member of the marching band. After high school she started working for The West Bend Company and was employed there for over 30 years, occasionally taking time-off to raise her family. She was a faithful parishioner of St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church. Lois was a member of St John's Ladies Aide and participated in the Bell Choir. Lois was also the Treasurer of the local Thrivent Financial branch. She appreciated the outdoors and was a great drop-line fisherwoman. Lois was an avid reader of many genres and was a devoted fan of Wisconsin sports. You would frequently see her watching the Brewers, Packers or Wisconsin Badgers. She occasionally enjoyed a Korbel 'n Coke and in earlier years playing Sheepshead with the card club.

Those Lois leaves behind to cherish her memory include her husband, Jerry of 62 years; 4 children, Cheryl (Mark) Gottsacker, Mark (Charlene) Jung, Allen Jung, and Douglas (Shawn) Jung; 4 grandchildren, Jason (Christy) Gottsacker, Eric (Wendy) Gottsacker, Kimberly Gottsacker and Preston Jung; and a great-grandson, Austin Gottsacker. She is further survived by her sister, Diane (Robert) Mitchell as well as other relatives and friends. Lois was preceded in death by her parents Robert and Martha Weinreich.

Funeral Service for Lois were held at St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church 809 S 6th Ave., West Bend, WI 53095) 2:00 pm on Wednesday, 30 May 2018. Lois' family will greet relatives and friends at the Church on Wednesday from 12:00 Noon until the time of service. Private burial will be on Thursday. The family extends their heartfelt appreciation to the staff at Ivy Manor and Serenity Hospice for the care they provided. Memorials to the Alzheimer's Association would be appreciated.

Lois is a 6th descendant of Friedrich and Rosine Seidemann and her genealogy line is as follows: Friedrich, Johanna, Paulina, Martha, Robert and Lois. She is listed on page 259 in the 4th edition of the Seidemann Family Tree Book. She is deeply missed by her family and all who knew her.

Photo of Colonel Charles Seideman

Seideman, Colonel Charles (Chuck) Henry, US Army (Ret.), resident of Austin, Texas for more than 40 years, died 28 April 2018. He was born on 18 June 1927 to Raymund and Clara (Gerner) Seideman. Chuck entered the US Army at 18 in 1945. He received his commission as an Artillery Officer in 1949 from Officer Candidate School serving two tours of duty in Germany and three in Asia. In addition to commanding units, he served as a nuclear weapons officer, personal staff officer and a contracting officer for the US Army. The National Contract Management Association certified Colonel Seideman as a Professional Contract Manager in 1973. Chuck graduated from University of Nebraska at Omaha and earned a MBA from George Washington University in Washington, DC.

Retiring from active service in Washington, DC at age 49, he moved to Austin. Beginning his second career, Chuck formed a financial consulting firm and later was a founder and president of Capital City Leasing, Inc. He was an elder and trustee of Hope Presbyterian Church and an active member of the North Austin Rotary Club serving on the board and later as treasurer.

Colonel Seidemanís first marriage of 56 years was to Hertha (Kitty) who predeceased him. His eldest daughter Karen Dee, a grandson Charles Raymund Seideman also predeceased him.

Surviving him are his wife Virginia of 16 years and five children Ė Dr. Sandra Thomas, of Marble Falls and husband Dr. Griffith Mose Thomas, children Griffith Mose Thomas II (Hunter); Lana Luise Hill and husband Nicolas Hill of Brisbane, Australia, and Sarah Mason; Dr. Steven C. Seideman of Farmington, Arkansas and wife Cynthia; David L. Seideman of Austin, wife Louise and children Shae Burnett and husband Michael Reilly; Kate Johanna Seideman of Oregon; Dean Scott Seideman of Dallas wife Anna, and children Christopher and wife Holly, Taylor and Samantha; D. Mark Seideman of Blanco and children, Michael and wife Allison and great-granddaughter Ruby Mae and Matthew. Chuck considered Virginiaís children as his children; Marvin Gordey wife Lisa and grandchildren Morgan Curren and Joey, and Madison Gordey; Marianne Sloan husband Richard Geoffrey Sloan and grandchild Geoffrey Sloan.

A memorial service was conducted Thursday 17 May 2018 at 1:00 at Cook-Walden Chapel of the Hills Funeral Home, 9700 Anderson Mill Road Austin, Texas. A second memorial service with military honors is planned in Wisconsin at 3:00 PM on Saturday 14 July 2018 at the Union Cemetery in Newburg, Wisconsin.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Christi Center 2306 Hancock Dr., Austin, TX 78756; Natio Ministry 509 Riverview Sr., Georgetown, TX 78628 or the Newburg Union Cemetery, Newburg, WI. 53060.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.cookwaldenshapelofthehills for the Seideman family.

Charles was very interested in his familyís genealogy and is pictured in the fourth edition of the Seidemann Family Tree book on page viii as a Seidemann Family Genealogist, honored on page ix as one of our family genealogists, listed on page 2, pictured on page 66 with his wifeís and on page 251 with his family. He is also listed on pages 125 with his family on his fatherís side and on page 336 with his family on his motherís side. Charles was a fifth generation descendant of Friedrich and Rosina Seidemann. His genealogy line on his fathersí side is as follows: Friedrich, Traugott, Henry, Raymund, and Charles and on his motherís side as Friedrich, Johanna, Charles, Clara, Charles.

Charles grew up helping his parents prepare for the Seidemann Reunion on a yearly basis until he left for the military but stayed in touch as a family genealogist and after his service time he returned to the Seidemann Reunion each year traveling from Texas. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Photo of Glen C. Seideman

Seideman, Glen C. 56 years, of West Bend, was called home to be with his Lord on Sunday, June 3, 2018.

Glen was born on July 21, 1961, in West Bend, the son of Gerald Seideman and Mary Lou Kirmse. In his early years, Glen volunteered for Newburg Fire Department. Glen enjoyed building farm models and collecting toy farm equipment. He liked being in his garden planting flowers and pumpkins. Glen enjoyed working on his Harley Davidson more than riding on it. He took his dog on vacations, and enjoyed camping with his sister Kenlyn, fishing, and hunting. Glen enjoyed feeding all of the animals in the neighborhood including, birds, deer, squirrels and any other animal that came his way. Glen did anything for anyone and would put others needs first before his own. He was kind hearted and would give the shirt off his back for anyone that came to him in need.

Those Glen leaves behind to cherish his memory include his son, Shawn (Sheri) Verbanac; three grandchildren, Aydan, Chase, and Cole; his father, Gerald Seideman; his mother, Mary Lou (Clyde) Gerner; two siblings, Kenlyn (John) Schwinn and Jerry Seideman (Lindsay Gruenwald); three nephews, Benjamin, Justin, and Tye Seideman; aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends.

Glen was preceded in death by his step-mother, Joyce Seideman.

A memorial service for Glen will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, June 8, 2018, at the Myrhum Patten Miller and Kietzer Funeral Home, 1315 W. Washington Street, in West Bend with Deacon Mike Koebel officiating.

Glen's family will greet relatives and friends at the funeral home on Friday from 4:00 p.m. until the time of service.

The Myrhum Patten Miller and Kietzer Funeral Homes have been entrusted with Glen's arrangements. Additional information and guest book may be found at www.myrhum-patten.com.

Glen was a sixth generation descendant of Friedrich and Rosina Seidemann and is listed on pages 128 and 339 in the 4th edition of the Seidemann Family Tree book. His genealogy line on his grandfather's side is Friedrich, Traugott, Henry, Raymund, Gerald, Glen and on his grandmother's side; Friedrich, Johanna, Charles, Clara, Gerald, Glen.

Glen has been active setting up for the Seidemann Family Reunion for many years as well as cleaning up after the Reunion and also working in the Refreshment stand on the day of the Seidemann Reunion. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends. Rest in peace Glen, you will remain in our hearts forever

Photo of Lester C. Schultz

Schultz, Lester C, 89 years, of Cedar Grove, died on Friday, 20 April 2018 at Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice. Lester was born on 28 December 1928 in Saukville, WI, the son of the late Herbert and Mamie (Meyer) Schultz. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War from 1951 through 1953.

On 29 June 1957, Lester married Carol Mae Gerner in Saukville. Lester was a member of the First Reformed Church in Cedar Grove. He enjoyed bowling, golfing, and woodworking. He is survived by two daughters, Lorna (Steve) Winoske of Houston, TX and Lois (partner Joe Dunn) Schultz of Neenah; one son, Bryan (Terri) Schultz of Jericho, VT; three grandchildren, Kevin (Christine) Winoske, Hannah (fiancé Torsten Quinlan) Schultz and Derrek Schultz; one great grandson, Benjamin Winoske; and two brothers, Donald Schultz of West Bend, Earl (Helen) Schultz of Grass Valley, CA; one brother-in-law, Roger Geib of Port Washington; and one sister-in-law, Janet Badtke of Niles, MI. Lester is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Carol Schultz; three sisters, Mildred Wagner, Charlotte Esselmann, and Audrey Geibe; and one brother, Harold Schultz.

A funeral to celebrate Lester's life will take place at the First Reformed Church in Cedar Grove on Monday, 23 April 2018 at 1:00 pm with the Rev. Chris Schaefer officiating. A burial will follow at the Cedar Grove Cemetery. Family and friends may gather at the church on Monday from 11:00 am until the time of the service at 1:00 pm. For online condolences and additional information please visit www.wenigfh.com

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in his memory for the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight and the Camo Quilt Project.

The staff of the Wenig Funeral Home in Oostburg (920-564-2771) is serving the Schultz family. To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of Lester Schultz, please visit our Tribute Store.

Married for 60 years and almost 10 months, Lester died only one week after his loving wife, Carol. He is pictured on page 255 in the 4th edition of the Seidemann Family Tree and listed on page 341 with his family. He will be greatly missed by his family and all who knew him.

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Grefe, Verda L. (Swenson) 88 years, Prairie Farm, WI, left this earth Tuesday 24 Oct 2017 at Mayo Clinic Health System- Northland, Barron, to be with Jesus and many beloved in Heaven.

Verda was the fourth of eight children born to Walter and Nettie (Anderson) Swenson of rural River Falls. She was born 6 Nov1928, and was baptized and confirmed at Rush River Lutheran Church. She attended

Gertrude School, a one-room grade school at the edge of the Swenson family farm. After eighth grade graduation, she attended high school in River Falls, rooming in town as every day transportation wasn't available. Following the strong family value of the importance of education, she enrolled at the University of Wisconsin at River Falls to become a teacher. While there, a dashing young returning G.I. made her acquaintance. She and Robert Grefe eloped and were wed in Cambridge, Minn., on 15 July 1949. Thus began a young farm girlÉ??s gypsy life, as her father called it. Bob and Verda moved to Prairie Farm, where Bob taught agriculture for a year. The next stop after Bob's bout with polio and Verda taught school was Ashland. A few years later, they were in Wautoma. Now with three children, Verda most often was a homemaker. However, she did work at the Tasty Freeze ice cream stand and at a summer program for children of migrant workers. She was also active in the community through Extension Homemakers and church events at Hope Lutheran Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher and Ladies Aid member. The next stop was Medford, where she was long term subbed at a rural multi-grade school. Then, the move to the big city: Madison. Verda found her niche in being a pre-school teacher. It would be hard to calculate the number of families she touched there.

Still, more moves were ahead. Stevens Point was next, followed by retirement in Prairie Farm, where she volunteered at school and heard many book reports. Community activities like Civic Club, Ladies Auxiliary and many Circle and ULCW service opportunities filled her heart and days. She especially enjoyed Do-Day, where quilts were assembled for Lutheran World Relief and fellowship was nourished.

Verda lived her life modeling her strong faith, and her belief in the importance of education and responsibility to positively impact the world and community around her. She shared her skill and love of knitting, quilting, embroidery, sewing and crafts with many relatives and friends. Bob and Verda enjoyed many years of camping and travel with friends, children and grandchildren. She is now home forever.

Bob and Verda's 65 years of marriage were blessed with three children: Robert Paul Grefe of Madison, Gail Diane (Donald) Olson of Wheeler and Donald Scott (Christine) Grefe of De Forest. They also have a "daughter of the heart" Margaret James of Milwaukee, and her daughters Amy and Hedy. She is also survived by grandchildren Forest, Clinton and Weston Grefe, Laura (Ryan) Doebereiner, Virginia (Jacob) Welle and Peter (Meghan) Olson; great-grandchildren Emily, Abigail and Owen Doebereiner, and Anton and Aericka Olson; sisters Norma (Lloyd) Nelson and Edith (Minnard) Hojem; sisters-in-law Pat Swenson, Phyllis Moore and Maxine Grefe; a brother-in-law Fredrick (Norma) Grefe; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Verda was preceded in death by her parents; her husband on 16 Dec 2014; sisters Arlene Odbert and Shirley Sitz; and brothers John, David and Roger Swenson.

Service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday 4 Nov 2017 from United Lutheran Church, Prairie Farm, with Rev. Erin Koster officiating and interment was at Vanceburg Cemetery, Town of Sheridan, rural Prairie Farm. Visitation was held an hour prior to services at the church. Rausch-Lundeen Funeral Homes from Dallas and Cameron, handled arrangements. Verda is listed on page 194 in the 4th edition of the Seidemann Family Tree with her family. She is deeply missed by her family and friends.

Photo of Carol M. Schultz

Schultz, Carol M (Gerner), 83, of Cedar Grove died on Friday 13 April 2018 at Aurora Sheboygan Medical Center. Carol was born on 6 May1934 in Ozaukee County, the daughter of the late Clarence and Viola (Voeks) Gerner.

She graduated from West Bend High School in 1952 and then received her BS Degree in Home Economics from Stout State University. She was a Home Economics Teacher and Commons Supervisor from the Cedar Grove - Belgium School District for over 32 years before her retirement in 2000. She married Lester Schultz on 29 June 1957 in Saukville.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Lester of Cedar Grove; two daughters, Lorna (Steve) Winoske of Houston, TX and Lois (partner Joe Dunn) Schultz of Neenah; one son, Bryan (Terri) Schultz of Jericho, VT; three grandchildren, Kevin (Christine) Winoske, Hannah (fiance' Torsten Quinlan) Schultz and Derrek Schultz; one great grandson, Benjamin Winoske; one sister, Janet Badtke of Niles, MI; and three brothers-in-law, Roger Geib of Port Washington, Donald Schultz of West Bend, Earl (Helen) Schultz of Grass Valley, CA; nieces and nephews.

Carol was a member of the First Reformed Church in Cedar Grove. She was an outstanding seamstress and enjoyed designing and constructing many HollandFest costumes, banners and flags for the Village of Cedar Grove and her church. Carol also did alterations for many people throughout her community. Additionally she enjoyed cooking, baking, canning, playing cards and spending many cherished times at their family cottage in Pembine.

A funeral to celebrate Carol's life will take place at the First Reformed Church in Cedar Grove on Thursday 19 April 2018 at 2 pm with the Rev. Chris Schaefer officiating. Burial will follow at the Cedar Grove Cemetery. Family and friends will gather at the Wenig Funeral Home in Oostburg on Wednesday from 5-7 P.M, and on Thursday at church from 1 PM until the time of the service at 2 pm. For online condolences and additional information please visit www.wenigfh.com. A memorial fund is being established in her memory for the First Reformed Church in Cedar Grove. The staff of the Wenig Funeral Home in Oostburg (920-564-2771) is serving the Schultz family.

Carol is a fifth generation descendant of Friedrich and Rosine Seideman and her genealogy line is as follows: Friedrich, Johanna, Charles, Clarence, and Carol. She is pictured on page 255 with her family and husband in the 4th edition to the Seidemann Family Tree and listed with her family on page 341. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

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Landvatter, Roger E. 80 years, passed away unexpectedly Monday, March 26, 2018, at his residence. He was born 23 Nov 1937, in Port Washington to Earl and Adelia (nee Rieke) Landvatter. He was raised in Fillmore and graduated from Random Lake High School Class of 1955. On 31 Jan 1959, Roger married Barbara Johann at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church in West Bend, and began their family.

Roger served in the U.S. Army in Germany during the early '60s and was a member of American Legion Post 36. He later was the owner and operator of Barton TV in Barton. Roger's hobbies were fishing, woodworking, camping, listening to Polka music, playing pickle ball, boating, bicycling, and from his earlier years he played softball until he was in his 70s.

Roger is survived by his wife, Barbara; his children, Jacalyn (Larry) Rauch, Richard, and Chad (Jennifer); and his grandchildren, Alex (Alyssa) Rauch, Haley (fianc'e Cole Myhra) Rauch, Danille (Charlie) Rochwite, Brad Anderson, and Nathan and Evan Landvatter. He is further survived by his sisters-in-law, Mary Wolf and Sheryl (Richard) Prost; brothers-in-law, Michael Johann, Lawrence Mezera and Ken (Chris) Berkel; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Roger was preceded in death by his parents; a brother-in-law, David Wolf; and sisters- in-law, Kathleen Mezera and Sandra Johann-Berkel.

A memorial service for Roger will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, 31 March at the Phillip Funeral Home (1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend). Visitation will be held Saturday, 31 March from 11 a.m. until the time of service at 1 p.m.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: 262-338-2050 orwww.phillipfuneralhome.com. Roger was a 6th generation descendant of Friedrich and Rosine Seidemann and his family tree is as follows: Friedrich, Johanna, Paulina, Anna, Earl, Roger. He is listed on page 263 and 264 in the fourth edition of the Seidemann Family Tree with his family. He will be greatly missed by his family and all who knew him.

Photo of Marion M. Race

Race, Marion M. (nee Seideman), 89 years, of West Bend, Wisconsin was born into Eternal Life on Saturday, 24 March 2018. She was born on 5 February 1929, to the late Raymund and Clara (nee Gerner) Seideman and grew up on the Seideman family farm near Newburg, Wisconsin. Marion graduated from West Bend High School. On 29 April 1950, she was united in marriage to Kenneth Race at St. PeterÉ??s United Church of Christ in Saukville. Together Marion and her husband Kenneth started dairy farming in Ozaukee County and later farmed near Iron Ridge. They moved to Arbor Vitae in northern Wisconsin where they owned and operated Wihega Resort for many years. Marion enjoyed spending time with her family, her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Those Marion leaves behind to cherish her memory include her five children, Kathleen (Mike) Matuszewski of Mayville, David (Patti) Race of Shawano, Judy (Bill) Mitchell of Waukesha, Cindy (Daniel) Fiedler of Colby and Jean (Tony) Brath of Iron Ridge; eleven grandchildren, Chris Matuszewski, MinAh Matuszewski, Andrea Race, David (Jessica) Race Jr., Will Mitchell, Jeremy Fiedler, Yvonne (Darren) Blasel, Jennifer Fiedler, Alissa (Daniel) Sandeen, Timothy (Brittany) Brath, Josiah Brath; twelve great-grandchildren; three brothers, Charles (Virginia) Seideman, Gerald Seideman, Wayne (Rosemary) Seideman; a sister, Phyllis (Bruce) Naumann; two sisters-in-law, Maggie Seideman and Marlene (Vern) Shipley; other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Race; four brothers, Fredrick (Ruth) Seideman, Walter (Ruth) Seideman, Roger (Susan) Seideman, and Dennis Seideman; an infant sister, Ruth Seideman; two granddaughters, Savanna Matuszewski and Kendra Race; and three sisters-in-law, Hertha É??KittyÉ?? Seideman and Joyce Seideman, and Delores (Norman) Scheunemann.

A private family gathering with family and friends for Marion will be held at a later date.

The Myrhum Patten Miller and Kietzer Funeral Homes have been entrusted with Marion's arrangements. Additional information and guest book may be found at www.myrhum-patten.com.

Marion and her husband Kenneth are listed on pages x as a patrons of the 4th edition of the Seidemann Family Tree book, on pages 126, 268, and 337 with her family, and pictured on pages 67, 68, 222, 251, and 252. She was a 5th generation descendant of Friedrich and Rosina Seidemann on both her parents sides of the family; Friedrich Traugott, Henry, Raymund, Marion and Friedrich, Johanna, Charles, Clara, Marion.

Marion grew up helping her parents prepare for the Seidemann Reunion on a yearly basic. Both Marion and Kenneth have been active with the brat stand for many years and to this day their children have continued to carry on the tradition. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

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Crass, Lucille B. 89 years, of West Bend died on Monday, 26 February 2018. She was born on 27 March 1928 to the late Arthur and Edna (nee Wickert) Puestow in West Bend. She was raised on the family farm. On 23 April 1949 she was united in marriage to Clyde Crass at St. Martin's Church in Fillmore. Together they raised three children. Lucille was a devoted mother who also took many jobs to support the family. A deep belief in God led her to be an active church member all her life, most recently at Peace United Church of Christ in Kewaskum. A truly wonderful "homemaker", she will be remembered for so many great recipes, including the prized family "kuchen" that no gathering was ever without. A talented crafter, her memory will live on in the many treasures she leaves behind. An avid "sheepshead" player she always looked forward to the many card clubs, even as her eyesight dwindled, mostly for the friendships she loved. Most happy when surrounded by the extended family who all knew her as "Nanny", Lucille was a caring, supportive guidepost in so many lives, a spirit that will be dearly missed by all those she touched.

Those Lucille leaves behind to cherish her memory include three children, Daniel (Ellen) Crass, Sandra Klein, and David (Frances) Crass; four grandchildren, Michael (Laura Garski) Crass, Heather (Mark) Balconi, Nicole Zane (Anthony), and Angela Habermann (Lance); Eleven great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; a brother Roman Puestow, a sister-in-law Carol (Paul) Schultz; a sister- in-law, Joyce Crass; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her cherished husband of 68 years Clyde (Poppa), her parents, 6 brothers and 1 sister.

A memorial service in remembrance of Lucille will be held on Monday, 5 March 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at Peace United Church of Christ, 343 First St., Kewaskum.

Lucille is listed on page 274 in the 4th edition of the Seidemann Family Tree book. She is deeply missed by her family and all who know her.

Photo of Clyde E. Crass

Crass, Clyde E. 87 years, of West Bend died on Sunday, 21 January 2018. He was born on 25 March 1930 to the late Arthur and Marida (nee Aurig) Crass in Fillmore. Clyde grew up farming. On 23 April 1949 he was united in marriage to Lucille Puestow at St. Martin's Church in Fillmore. Together they raised three children. Clyde worked many jobs, as a roofer at Terlinden roofing, as a welder at the West Bend Company, and ending his career as a Methods Engineer at Tecumseh. He was a member of Peace United Church of Christ in Kewaskum. He loved gardening, his gladiolas, golfing, and fishing. Clyde was very handy and enjoyed carpentry, working on stained glass, and wine making. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family, especially all of the grandchildren that all called him É??PoppaÉ??. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

Those Clyde leaves behind to cherish his memory include his loving wife of 68 years, Lucille; three children, Daniel (Ellen) Crass, Sandra (John) Klein, and David (Frances) Crass; four grandchildren, Michael (Laura Garski) Crass, Heather (Mark) Balconi, Nicole Zane (Anthony), and Angela Habermann (Lance); Eleven great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; a sister, Carol (Paul) Schultz; a sister-in-law, Joyce Crass; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his three brothers, Carl Crass, Earl (Laverne) Crass, and Lee (Esther) Crass; and a sister, Marcella Crass.

A memorial service in remembrance of Clyde will be held on Friday, January 26, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Peace United Church of Christ, 343 First St., Kewaskum.

The family will greet relatives and friends at the church on Friday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service.

The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at the Elizabeth Residence and Badger Hospice for all their help and care.

Clyde is a 5th generation descendant of Friedrich and Rosine Seidemann and his genealogy line is as follows; Friedrich, Johanna, Mary, Marida, Clyde. He and his family are listed on page 274 of the 4th edition of the Seidemann Family Tree book. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Photo of Nathalie A. Klahn

Klahn, Nathalie A (Anderson), 86 years of Chandler, Arizona passed away on 27 November 2017. She was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Clarence and Clara (Johnson) Anderson. She moved to Arizona 56 years ago. She was the co-owner of Scottsdale Trophy/Arizona Awards. She is survived by her children, Keith (Patsy) Klahn and Deborah (Frank) McIntire; grandchildren Crystal and Kayla: great grandchildren James, Adyson, and Ethan. Private services have been held. Family requests donations to Hospice of the Valley. Arrangements entrusted to Messinger Indian School Mortuary.

Nathalie was preceded in death by her husband Allen E Klahn. She is listed on pages 29 acknowledging the beautiful memorial brass plaque they made, donated and placed at the gravesite of Friedrich and Rosine Seidemann. The plaque is also pictured there. They are also listed on page 118 of the 4th edition of the Seidemann Family Tree book with their family. She is deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.


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