May 28, 1938 – January 20, 2013
Our lord has finally released Jim from the terrible pain and paralysis of Poly Myalgia Rheumatica. Jim was born May 28, 1938 in Racine, WI to the late George and Lucille (Karau) Eichhorn.
Jim made his living as a journeyman electrician in Milwaukee and Dallas. He enjoyed many interests during the healthy time of his life. He loved fishing, building and driving race cars, pheasant hunting with his dog, trap shooting and deer hunting. While he was still able, he loved to ride his ATV through the trails in the woods.
Jim is preceded in death by his infant daughter Katy Jo; One brother, George; Both of his parents; and a brother-in-law, Louis Eggebrecht.
He is survived by his wife Audrey (Eggebrecht, Meier); One brother, Robert; Three step children, Crystal (Tim) Tillotson of Cocoa, FL, Scott (Margo) Meier in Milwaukee and Alanna (Dave) Schramm in Hartford; Five step grandsons and four step granddaughters; two sister-in-laws, Darlene Kapelke and LaVonne Eggebrecht. Jim also has two special nephews, Michael (Sharon) Eichhorn in Racine, and Jim (Debbie) Eichhorn in Calhan, CO and a niece, Sue Dummer in Blaine, MN. Jim also has a very dear friend, Bob (Cathy) Lewic, who was always much like a son to him.
The family would like to express many thanks to the helpful and caring people from Southern Care Hospice and Visions of N.E.W. Our thanks to both Pastors’ Jeffers for their caring visits and to Pastor Reinhold who came to minister to Jim even when he himself was sick. Also, our thanks go out to the most wonderful and helpful neighbors, Les Reinhold, who would come to help any hour of the day or night and Howard Kozicki who also went out of his way to do everything possible to keep Jim in his own home as long as possible.
Friends may call from 1 to 3 P.M. Friday, January 25, 2013 at the Gillett Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held at the church at 3 P.M. with Pastor Reggie Reinhold officiating. A luncheon will be held following the service at the church. Kuehl Funeral Home (920)855-2144 will be assisting the family.
February 13, 1920 – January 10, 2013
Ella B. Rasmussen, age 92, entered into eternal rest Thursday, January 10th, 2013. She was born in rural Gillett on February 13th, 1920 to the late Rudolph and Emilia Luther. On October 4th, 1941 Ella married John H. Rasmussen. Ella’s life revolved around her family and her home. She was a great mom, always putting her children’s and other’s concerns before her own. She loved playing cards, music; she played the harmonica, and also enjoyed wintering in Arizona. Ella is survived by four children, Ronald (Kathy) Rasmussen of Milwaukee, Carol (Robert) RahFaldt of Watertown, Larry (Jeanette) Rasmussen of Union Grove, and Cindy (Robert) Marsolek of Muskego. She is further survived by nine grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Ella is preceded in death by her parents; her husband John; one daughter, Cherie, her brothers and sister; one sister-in-law; and one brother-in-law. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday January 14th, 2013 at Kuehl Funeral Home. Visitation will resume Tuesday morning from 9-11 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Gillett, WI. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. at the church with Pastor Harvey Jeffers officiating. A luncheon will be held following the service at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Kuehl Funeral Home, 920-855-2144 will be assisting the family.
July 01, 1939 – January 05, 2013
Louis E. Eggebrecht, 73, Gillett entered into rest Saturday January 5th, 2013 at his residence. He was born July 1st, 1939 in Gillett, WI to the late Arnold and Esther Eggebrecht (Mittag). Louis had many hobbies such as working on antique cars and tractors, riding his motorcycle, and bird watching. He also had a very deep passion for music and most importantly raising his children. He is survived by his wife LaVonne Eggebrecht; three sons John, Steve, and Paul Eggebrecht; three daughters Leah, Carrie, and Jean; two Sisters Audrey and Darlene; several grandchildren; and many relatives and close friends. Friends may call from 2 P.M. until 4 P.M. Friday January 11th, 2013 at Faith United Lutheran Church in Gillett, WI. Funeral services will be held at 4 P.M. on January 11th with Pastor John Laatsch officiating. A luncheon will be held following the service at Faith United Lutheran Church. Kuehl Funeral Home (920) 855-2144 will be assisting the family.
April 04, 1942 – January 04, 2013
George E. Lehn, age 70, Gillett, passed away peacefully with his wife and son by his side Friday January 4th, 2013 at his residence. He was born on April 4th, 1942 in Manitowoc, WI to the late George Lehn Sr. and Catherine Lehn (Pointek). George is survived by his wife Amelia; one son, Aaron; one sister, Melody (Scott) Fitzgerald; a nephew, Lehn Fitzgerald; three sister-in-laws, Jaqueline (Dave) Morrow, Geraldine Saurbeir, and Virginia Saurbeir; one brother in law, Hilbert Saurbeir and his main squeeze Mary; several nieces and nephews; and his nap pal Licorice. He is preceded in death by his father, George and mother, Catherine. George moved up here from Chicago in August of 1977 to purchase the Berry Lake Club. He thought he was already in God’s country. Little did he know then, that when he bought the bar it came with his two best friends, Kit-Kat and J.K. He loved to go hunting with friends Chris and Joel or sometimes go pontooning on Berry Lake with the Dukes and Duchesses. He spent a great many springs at the sugar shack with Louie Winkler, family and friends making maple syrup and playing rap poker. Being in the bar business for 35 years he has met so many wonderful people and made so many great friends. He truly enjoyed it. He loved to tell jokes and raise a glass with his friends. Sometimes a martini and a good cigar with George and Jim out on the deck made it a beautiful day. He loved to roam his back yard. Every spring he would walk around and look for the first spring flowers to come up. That really made him smile. His flower beds always gave him great pleasure. He was a very avid reader. He could hardly wait for Sundays to come so he could watch his beloved Packers. They gave him great joy over the many years. I would like to thank his “daughter” Bina for those afternoon lunches, he really enjoyed that and know that he really loves you girl! Also, thank you to Anna, another special “daughter” who was here for me when I really needed it. I would like to thank Steve as well for the many Tuesday Nights you and George went out and had your time. And Tony, a very close and dear friend who would come up from Chicago several times a year. They always had a great time going out to eat and having a few cocktails, or just hanging out in the back yard with a cigar. Thank you to our many wonderful friends and family that was my support and helped me with George during a very difficult time. You guys and gals know who you are and God bless you all! I would also like to thank Dr. Sarnwich and his staff for such good care of George over the years. Also Aurora Hospital staff at 3rd floor for being gentle and caring. Last but not least all those wonderful gal’s at Southern Hospice, you truly are angels, bless you. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Thursday January 10th, 2013 at Kuehl Funeral home. The visitation will be followed by a celebration of George’s life at the Berry Lake Club for food and drink from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. Kuehl Funeral Home (920)855-2144 will be assisting the family.