Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Known as Stretch for his athletic and social stature, Luedeman served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and went on to head the Mutual Fund Department and serve as VP of Robert W. Baird for 44 years.
Wednesday, March 27
Harold J. “Stretch” Luedeman passed way Monday at the age of 90. The longtime resident of Fox Point was known as Stretch and Hal, his nicknames, which were appropriate for his athletic and social stature. Luedeman attended Murray State College in Murray, KY where he participated in their football and basketball programs and was a 1946 graduate of Lawrence University lettering in four sports. He was an active member of Phi delta Theta. He served his country during WWII as a 2nd lieutenant in the U.S. Navy serving in the Pacific Theater on the U.S.S. Bunker Hill. His seven major naval engagements were throughout the Southwest Pacific. He returned to enter the Naval VP2 officers program at Lawrence University in Appleton, WI. Luedeman was …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The Fox Point-area resident was an elementary school principal and a handwriting analyst.
Tuesday, February 5
Richard J. Stoller, Ph.D. entered Eternal Life on January 28, 2013 at the age of 89 and will be greatly missed by his family. Dick lived through the depression and experienced the hardships that came with it. He was an outstanding athlete and once dreamt of playing professional baseball. He continued to play softball into his forties. He graduated from Washington High School in the middle of WWII and at nineteen was taken out of his world on Milwaukee’s near north side and was dropped into the South Pacific Theater where he saw action in New Guinea and Luzon in the Philippines, being some of the first troops to arrive at Bataan with the 38th Division. From this shoreline he watched the U.S. attack on Corregidor. The horrors he saw there …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Sophie's life will be celebrated at St. Eugene Congregation. She was a Glendale resident and passed away at age 92.
Sophie Grochowski was a longtime, former resident of Glendale. Beloved wife of the late Raymond J. Grochowski Sr. Loving mother of Susan (Jack) Hale, Raymond (Kathleen) Grosch, John (Holly) Grochowski, Mary Jane (Norman) Pankau, Robert (Judy) Grosch and Mark (Cindy) Grochowski. Proud grandmother of Chad (Karen), Rachael (Jason), Sarah (Kris), Melissa (Nick), Jesse (Jenna), Stacy (Kosta), Tim, Mary, Aaron, Julie, Shelly, and Ryan. Dear sister of Harry (Elaine) Chmiel, Alice (Bob) Fellenz and of the late Steve (Nina) Hopkins, Mary (Tony) Myszewski, John Chmiel and Chester (Caroline) Chmiel. She is further survived by nine great grandchildren, other relatives and good friends. Sophie had a true love for her family. She was a loving and …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
This Bayside resident passed away at age 97 on Saturday.
Lester J. Wilie passed away Saturday at 97 years old. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife Anita (nee Arnstein). He was a dear father of Nancy (Frank) Zacharias of Boca Raton, FL., and Lewis (Sandra) Wile of Waukesha. He is further survived by four grandchildren, four great grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Private services were held. Memorials can be sent to Congregation Shalom, 7630 N. Santa Monica Blvd., or charity of your choice. Editor's Note: This obituary was provided by Blane Goodman Funeral Services, LLC.
Monday, July 2, 2012
A roundup of places to be and people to meet in Fox Point and Bayside.
Who said nothing ever happens in Fox Point or Bayside — Patch certainly doesn't think so! Check out all the places to be, things to do and people to see as we look at the week ahead. Fox Point and Bayside Celebrate the Fourth on Wednesday Both Fox Point and Bayside are gearing up to celebrate Independence Day in style with parades, ice cream, baseball games and more. Get all your details on local Fourth of July celebrations, and where you can catch the fireworks, here. Vote for Your Favorite Park As Ellsworth Park recently got its own Little Free Library, and a the parking lot was repaved at Doctors Park, here's a great opportunity to help your favorite park win up to $100,000 and the prestigious title of “America’s Favorite Park!” All …
This Bayside resident passed away at age 72 after a 35-year career of teaching and creative writing. He wrote for big-name publications such as Esquire, McCall's and Redbook. The visitation will be held Thursday at St. Eugene Church.
Thomas J. Bontly passed away on Friday at the age of 72. Born in Madison to Thomas L. Bontly and Mary H. Bontly (nee Hackett). Resident of Bayside. Beloved husband for 49 years of Marilyn Bontly (nee Mackie). Loving father of Thomas (Allison Ponce) Bontly. Proud grandfather of Adeline Bontly. Dear brother-in-law of Frederick (Mary) Mackie and uncle of Margaret Hanke. Further survived by many cousins, relatives, and good friends and colleagues. Tom was a fiction writer and Professor Emeritus of English at UW-Milwaukee, where he taught literature and creative writing for 35 years. He published four novels (The Competitor, Adventures of a Young Outlaw, Celestial Chess, and The Giant’s Shadow) and numerous short stories, essays, and reviews in…
Friday, June 22, 2012
Peggy lost her battle with inflammatory breast cancer on June 18, 2012, at age 46.
The world will always remember you as a beautiful, courageous and fun-loving person. We will all miss you forever. Peggy lost her arduous battle with inflammatory breast cancer on June 18, 2012, at age 46. Peggy was born to Patricia and Everett Waugus of Marinette, Wisconsin and is survived by them. Peggy is also survived by her husband Bill and her three beautiful daughters, Danielle, Nicole and Kelly. Further survived by her sisters Eileen, Kathleen, Noni and MJ; and brothers Steve and John. In addition, Peggy is survived by a very large contingent of extremely loving and dedicated relatives and friends who never wavered in their support of Peggy and her family throughout her long ordeal. Peggy graduated from Marinette High School; …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
This Bayside resident passed away at age 94.
Enid M. Fowler of Bayside passed away on June 3 at 94 years old. Beloved wife of the late William Dillon Fowler. Loving mother of Deidre (Albert Heck) Fowler. Proud grandmother of Megan (Paul) Danielson and Andrew Heck. Great grandmother of Dillon and Gavin Danielson. Further survived by other relatives and friends. Enid (Thomas) Fowler was born in Tenby, Wales, in the UK. She graduated from Oxford University in 1939 with a “first” degree in English. Shortly after, she was recruited by British Intelligence to work at Bletchley, where she used the captured German Enigma machine to help break the German codes in WWII. She also worked in the mine-sweeping section of the British Admiralty, where she was involved in the planning of D-Day. She …
Friday, February 17, 2012
This Bayside resident passed away at 78.
Helen Margaret Finley (Nee Sullivan, of Bayside, passed away on Feb. 13 at the age of 78. She was a resident of Los Gatos, CA, former longtime resident of Bayside, WI. Beloved wife of the late Richard Donald Finley. Loving mother of Anne Marie Finley of Arlington, VA, Margaret (Carlos) Almeida of San Jose, CA, and Robert G. Finley of Portage, MI. Treasured grandmother of Lauren Renee Almeida, Matthew Albert Almeida, Andrew Richard Almeida and Anastasia Helen Finley. Dear sister of Marie Grant, Walter (Sandy) Sullivan and Frank Sullivan. Dear sister-in-law of Cathleen Bleidorn and Thomas (Margaret) Finley. She is further survived by many caring nieces and nephews and well as good friends. Helen was born on Sept. 1, 1933 in Boston, MA She …
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
This Bayside resident passed away at age 94.
January 1, 1918 - February 3, 2012. Christine Mary Hanson (nee Di Fiore) of Bayside passed away at age 94. Beloved wife of William for 61 years. Cherished mother of Rita (Daryl) Melzer, Richard (Trisha), and Sheila (Howard) Johnston. Proud Grandma “Gramz” of Chad (Kristen) Hanson, Michael Melzer, Jason Hanson, Anne (Kevin Collis) Melzer, and Elizabeth Johnston. Beloved sister of Julia Grimes and sister-in-law of Regina DiFiore, Rose DiFiore and June (James) Stummeier. Also loved by many other relatives and friends. Christine served her country as a member of the USAF, and traveled all over Europe during her five year overseas assignment to Wiesbaden, Germany where she met and married Bill. Throughout her 30 years as an Air Force wife and …