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   Genealogy Index to Lannon Residents - Past & Present

Obituaries

Compiled and Edited by Michael R. Reilly

Last Revised 03/03/2005

July, 1895, week of 25th - Ossie Monacelli dies at age 72.

4/13/1897 - William Lannon, age 84, dies; born in Lough Co., Ireland; came to U.S. in 1834. In 1851 he owned a mill in Merton which he operated for 12 years.


Apr,1945 - Elizabeth Flanagan, wife of Lannon postmaster and grocery store owner, died after a couple days of illness.

7/11/1945 - Minnie Joecks (nee Busse) died, 67, born in Germany, came to the U.S. at age 7. Her brother Charles Busse  is Village President of Sussex . Preceded in death by husband Herman.

Jan., 1947, week of 21st - August Joecks dies, age 78; born in Germany, came to Lannon in 1894; shortly after, he married Emma Falk.

3/29/1968 - Robert Kirchnik, age 52, a volunteer on the Lannon Fire Department died of a coronary heart attack while fighting a grass fire.


2/13/90 - Arthur B. Gastrau (Snappy), age 67. Survived by sisters Martha Shebba and Rose Turkowski; brothers Otto and Harvey (Joyce, and sister-in-law Lorraine Gastrau.

3/15/90 - Elizabeth M. Joecks (nee Bleck), age 76. Survived by husband Alfred, daughters Jeanne (George) Heblinger, Mary (James) DeQuardo, Nancy Best, and son James (Rosemary) Joecks.

5/2/90 - Reuben Boschee, age 59, died at home of a heart attack. A 35 year resident of  Lannon , he made a living driving truck. Survived by son Larry (Elizabeth) of Charlotte, S.C., daughter Cindy Everson of Lannon, and daughter-in-law Christine Boschee of New Berlin, and a former spouse, Francis, of Lannon (see 4/9/1995).


6/29/1992 - Lillie Reimer, 89, dies.


1/8/94 - Eloise J. Lenz (nee Kuehmsted), age 62, was elementary school teacher in public schools, including Lannon, and in private nursery schools in Waukesha for many years. She was born 5/13/1931 in Appleton, WI., to Edith G. and Arthur O. Graduated from Appleton High School in 1949. Received B.S. in 1953 from Northwestern University in Illinois. Survived by husband Ralph L. Lenz, daughters Ann C. (Tom) Stover of Brookfield, and Linda J. (Dr. Gerald) Grossmann of Santa Monica, CA., plus grandchildren and two sisters.

4/1994 - Village Trustee member Richard Scheiber dies in a car/train collision in Bagly, Wi.; killed five days before elections.


1/20/1995 - Bernice Plato died, age 71, former 1st grade teacher and reading specialist. Spent 34 years teaching, starting at Lannon Elementary in 1955. In 1968 became reading specialist serving Willow Spring, Lannon, and North Lisbon School (today's Lisbon Town Hall. Retired in 1989; resident of Menomonee Falls.

2/5/1995 - Henry J. "Hank" Holzem, age 69, survived by spouse Mary Alice Holzem nee Tupy, sons Bob (Gayla), Michael (Sarah), Dan, Joe (Wendy), John (Karen), and daughter Kathy (Tom) Smith; and by brother Norbert (Dolores, and sister Helen (Irv) Pupp. He was preceded in death by his son Ronald. 

2/12/1995 - Helen Pantelis, 4th Grade teacher at Lannon, dies in a car accident; was in Hamilton School District for 25 years, since 1970. In 1980 she came to Lannon teaching 2nd, 4th, and 5th Grades.

4/9/1995 - Frances J. Boschee (nee Ford), 58, died at Doyne Hospital in Wauwatosa. Survived by daughter Cindy Everson, son Larry (Liz) and a brother Gordon Ford, and sister Donna Walters plus two grandchildren.

6/27/1995 - Nick J. Mastricola, 79, survived by daughter Rachel (Craig) Meunier, grandson Billy, brothers Frank, Roger, Joseph (Charlotte "Joan") Mastricola. Preceded in death by wife Genevieve (nee Monacelli), son William, and brothers Tony and John Mastricola.

10/15/1995 - Laura D. Mathiak (nee Zieger), daughter Judith (Robert) Snell, sons Marvin (Joanne), Kenneth (Sharon) Mathiak; sisters Edna (Roland) Maul, June Gierach, Shirley (Howard) Laubenstein; brothers Robert Zieger; 10 grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Norman Mathiak and brother Ernest Zieger.

10/19/1995 - Agnes M. (nee Basting) Weyer, 90, born 1/9/1905 in the Town of Lisbon, was homemaker. Daughter Carol (Don) Kusmierezyk, sisters-in-law Esther Schueckel, Jean (John) Gundrum, Mildred Weyer, Adele Basting. Brothers-in-law Bill (Ruth), Elmer (Elsie), and Art (Sis) Weyer. Husband - Charles "Carl" Weyer.


November 8, 1996 - Ward L. Kunz, former trustee for the Village of Lannon, died Tuesday at Lindengrove Health Care Center in Menomonee Falls following a stroke. He was 74.Kunz was the Lannon assessor from 1960 to '64. He ran for trustee in 1970, and held the position until 1974, when he was defeated for re-election. He won again in 1984, and stayed on the board until last year, when he resigned because of his health. He was a member of the volunteer Fire Department from 1966 to '86 and also served on the zoning board.

Kunz began working for Nordberg Manufacturing Co. before World War II, and retired as a welder in 1984. He was born in Shawano on June 15, 1922, to Reinhold and Alvina Kunz, and the family moved to Argonne when he was a boy. Joining the U.S. Air Force during World War II, Kunz was a control tower operator in Kearney, Neb., when he met Loretta Cahill, who also was in the military and had the same job. They married in 1945 while still in the service. The couple lived in Milwaukee until the early 1950s, when they moved to Lannon. For many years, Kunz had a small welding shop, Ward's Welding, in his garage.

He is survived by his wife; a son, Paul, of Pewaukee; and two daughters, Jenny Mulholland, of Richfield, and Lynne Elder, of Milwaukee. By Eldon Knoche of the Journal Sentinel staff


6/18/1997 - Clare L. Thompson dies, age 72; came from Menomonee Falls to Lannon in 1952. Served 23 years as a Village Trustee. Preceded in death by wife Betty nee Schneider.


Feb. 20, 1998, Fehlhaber, Raymond A. of Lannon, age 65 years. Husband of the late Marlene. Father of Linda (Erwin) Rathje, Lois (Richard) Sayles, Lee and Larry. Son of Ella Fehlhaber. Brother of Walter. Further survived by 4 grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

Frank, LeRoy H., Age 69 years, of Lannon. Sunday, Nov. 22, 1998. Funeral Services Friday, 11AM at St. John Ev. Lutheran Church, Lannon. Interment Zurruhe Cemetery. Visitation Friday at the church from 10AM until time of Service.

SCHMIDT & BARTELT A.A. SCHMIDT & SONS Menomonee Falls 251-3630


Quartaro, Nicholas D. "Nick", Of Oconomowoc, formerly of Lannon, Jan. 26, 1999, after his courageous battle with cancer at the age of 68 years. Beloved husband of Pat (nee Kearns). Loving father of Anthony (Linda), Carrie (Jay) Madderom, Mary and Andrew (Heather) Quartaro. Dear grandpa of Madeline and Kelly. Loving son of Mary and the late Cuono Quartaro. Dear brother of Diane (Steve) Sobieski, Marietta (Ron) Marshall and the late Madelyn Johns. Also survived by his buddy Reilly. Further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Sat. Jan. 30, 1999 at 3 PM at St. James Catholic Church, W220 N6588 Townline Rd., Menomonee Falls (MEET AT CHURCH). Burial St. James Church Cemetery. Visitation Sat. 11 AM-2:30 PM AT THE FUNERAL HOME. Memorials to the Cancer Dept. of the Medical College of Wisconsin appreciated.

Nick was the Village President of Lannon from 1962-1987. He was a partner and managing partner in the accounting firm of Conley-McDonald for 42 years.

SCHMIDT & BARTELT A.A. SCHMIDT & SONS Menomonee at Town Hall Rd. Menomonee Falls


Jan. 31, 1999, Fahl, Elaine H. (Nee Anderson) Age 91, of Lannon. on Sunday.. Beloved wife of the late Roland. Loving mother of Joanne (Robert) Anderson and Patricia (Bert) Geerdts. Proud grandmother of Scott, Daniel, Arika and Corinne. Great-grandmother of Kristin and Jamison. Further survived by 2 sisters, other relatives and friends. Funeral Services Wed., 1:30 PM at St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church, 20801 Forrest View Dr., Lannon. Visitation Wed. at the church from 11:30 AM until time of Service. Committal Services Thurs., 10 AM at Wisconsin Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. John's Lutheran Church in Elaine's name appreciated.

SCHMIDT & BARTELT A.A. SCHMIDT & SONS Sussex 246-4774


June 4, 2000, Della A. Galles died Sunday, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital at the age of 91. She was born Dec. 12, 1908, in the town of Oconomowoc, the daughter of Robert and Augusta (nee Fisher) Block.

Mrs. Galles had worked at Waukesha Memorial Hospital in the laundry for many years. Both Della and her husband, Mike, ran Whiskey Corners Tavern in Lannon and the Club Mi-Del in Sussex from 1951 to 1961. They moved to Hartford in 1961, and in 1964 they returned to Waukesha.

Della is the dear mother of Michael (Donna) Galles of the town of Genesee and Betty (Leland) Rice of Waukesha. She is the dear grandmother of Greg (Kathleen) Rice, Teri Lee (Glenn) Norder, Steven M. (Tammy) Rice, David (Renee) Rice, Debbie (Doug) Repta, Donald (Renie) Galles, David Galles, Donald Galles and Suzie (Rick) Emmer. She will also be missed by 13 great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Della was preceded in death by her husband, Michael P. Galles; her son, Donald J. Galles; and eight brothers and sisters. (Freeman June 6, 2000)


July 14, 2000, Virginia E. Krenkel, 86, of Oconomowoc, died Friday,  at her daughter's residence. She was born in Lannon on Feb. 12, 1914, the daughter of Bloomfield Lichtie and Annie Roberts. Virginia was a bookkeeper for the Stocker Clinic in Oconomowoc and a member of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her daughter, Barbara (John) Propp of Oconomowoc; her grandchildren, Rick (Cheryl) Propp, Dawn (Mark) Eurich, Tammy (Tod) Ninmann and Robert (Rhonda) Leader, all of Oconomowoc, Brenda Leader of Florida and Joanne Leader of Reedsburg; and nine great-grandchildren. She is further survived by her sisters-in-law, Jane Krenkel of Wauwatosa, Betty Schuh of New Berlin and Lorraine Lichtie of Waukesha; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husbands, John Krenkel and Glenn Leader; her son, John Leader; and her brothers, Osborne Lichtie and Elwood Lichtie. (Freeman July 19, 2000)


August 8, 2000 - Leonard "Len" O. Joecks, 93, formerly of Lannon, had just celebrated his 60th wedding anniversary with his wife Lorraine, on June 25, 2000 while living at The Arboretum in Menomonee Falls. The Joecks were married June 22, 1940 in Montrose, Minn. and shortly after Len was operating Joecks Service in Lannon until he retired. He was a lifelong member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church.

He is survived by his wife of over 60 years; and children and grandchildren, plus four great-grandchildren (not listed below):

Jane (William) Strutz - daughter of Racine

        Rodney (Christine) Strutz

        Nathan, Rev. (Elizabeth) Strutz

        Michelle (Timothy) Baio

        Melissa Strutz

Larry (Rachel) Joecks - son of Puyallup, WA.

        Victor Joecks

        Charity Joecks

Garry (Sharon) Joecks - son of Menomonee Falls

        Michael Joecks

        Jeremy Joecks

        Jenny Joecks

Rosalind "Rosie" (Robert) Smocke - daughter of New Berlin

        Alicia Smocke

        Justin Smocke

        Shawn Smocke

        Patrick Smocke

        Michelle Smocke

Gertrude Keipper (nee Joecks) - sister of Sun City, AZ.

Elaine Joecks - sister


9/18/2000, Georgialee A. Walter (relation to A.P. Walter or brother of Lannon?) age 62 years. Beloved wife of Jerry. Dear mother of Deborah Davenport, Miles (Melinda) Davenport, Holly Davenport, George (Rosemary) Davenport, Tim Walter, Christine Hoffman, Jeff (Trish) Walter and Carol (Ron) Garrett. Fond daughter of Floramae Geders. Dear sister of Jill (Tom) Lang and Billie (Mike) Brown. Also survived by 11 grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Georgialee was a former third grade Teacher at Christ King Catholic School in Wauwatosa for 25 years. Was buried at St. James in Lannon (Meno. Falls).


10/6/2000 - Pauline S. Pecoraro, age, 85, died at Waukesha Memorial Hospital. Survived by sons Roger Uhrman and Ronald (Carol) Uhrman; a daughter Kathleen (Donald) Boretsky; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and other relatives.


10/11/2000 - Gastrau, Norman O. "Pete", Age 69, of Sodus, New York, formerly of Lannon, died at Via Health of Wayne-Myers Campus in Sodus. Mr. Gastrau was the manager of the East Williamson NY plant of Seneca Foods for 12 years, Plant Manager of Richardson Foods in Macedon, NY for 5 years, and more recently he was employed by Alard Equipment Corporation in Williamson, NY. He is survived by his wife, Diana; 4 children: Jeffrey of Annapolis, MD, David of Milwaukee, Steven (Karen) of Wauwatosa, Pamela (Peter) Jaskulski of Franklin; 5 grandchildren: Steven, Brent, Katie, Kayla and Alex; brother, Donald (Diane) of Cavour. Mr. Gastrau was predeceased by his parents, Paul and Ida (Skebba) Gastrau and his sister Pauline. MJSOnline Publication Date: Oct. 15, 2000


DeCristofaro, Godfrey J. "Shupe",  85, of Lohrville, d.  Wednesday, December 4, 2002 at Juliette Manor in Berlin, WI. He was born January 8, 1917 the son of the late Oreste and Isolina (Monacelli) DeCristofaro. He married Lilas M. Tutzke on March 30, 1940 in Menomonee Falls, WI at St. James Catholic Church. Godfrey is survived by his wife of 62 years, Lilas DeCristofaro; five children, James (Colleen) DeCristofaro, Colgate; Barbara (Jack) Loser, Sussex; Dennis (Bonnie) DeCristofaro, Sussex; Richard (Linda) DeCristofaro, Sussex; Donald (Jacques Besaw) DeCristofaro, Winchester. Proud grandfather of Dana (Greg) Ermer, Roxanne (Mitch) Schroeder, Tricia DeCristofaro and Darcy DeCristofaro. Loving Great Grandfather of Cody, Colton, Josie, Maxwell and Jayden. Further survived by a sister, Clara DeLaura, a brother-in-law, Norman Tutzke, a sister-in-law, Jackie DeCristoforo, and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by a brother, Delio DeCristoforo. Godfrey spent his early years in the Lohrville area where he attended Redgranite High School. After high school, he moved with his parents to Lannon, WI where he become a stonecutter by trade. In 1948 he started the Lisbon/Lannon Stone Corporation which he owned and operated for 31 years. He retired from the Halquist Stone Company in 1979 and returned to his childhood home of Lohrville. Shupe's greatest passion was his love for the game of baseball. He was manager of the Lannon Land O' Lakes baseball team for 16 years during which he won many championships, and was inducted into the Land O' Lakes Hall of Fame. He also was the Assistant Chief of the Lannon Volunteer Fire Department. Dad was an avid fisherman and loved to hunt and play solitaire. He was a member of St. Mark's parish in Redgranite. Mass at St. James Catholic Church, W220 N6588 Town Line Road, Menomonee Falls, WI.. Entombment will be in the Saint Mary Mausoleum, Redgranite.

 

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