OCONOMOWOC

Ernst L. Oschmann

July 15, 1931 - Dec. 10, 2006

Ernst L. Oschmann, 75, of Oconomowoc, formerly of the town of Ixonia, passed away Sunday, Dec. 10, 2006, at Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital.

He was born July 15, 1931, on a family farm in Ixonia, the son of the late Ernst and Bertha (nee Schmidt) Oschmann.

He married RosaJean Barnard on July 11, 1959, at St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Ixonia.

Ernst lived on and operated the family farm until 1987. He moved to Oconomowoc where he was employed as a maintenance technician/custodian with the Oconomowoc School District for nine years, and for 25 years he delivered the Oconomowoc newspaper to residents. He retired in 1996.

Ernst was a member of St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Ixonia and a lifelong member of Plattdeutscher Verein in Watertown.

He is survived by his wife, RosaJean Oschmann of Oconomowoc; his children, Susan (George) Nufer of Oconomowoc, Gail Oschmann of Watertown, Keith (Julie Beggan) Oschmann of Merton, Craig (Sandra Shelton) Oschmann of Nine Mile Falls, Wash., Van (Donna) Oschmann of Oconomowoc and Linda (John McNeil) Zwieg off Hartland; grandchildren, Richard, Travis, Tasha, Keith, Alisha, Brittany, Vanessa and Jaden; his great-grandchild, Drizzt; his brother, Willard (Judy) Oschmann of Ashippun; his sisters, Doris (Merlin) Domann of Beaver Dam, Loretta Eckert and Doretta Romig, both of Watertown, Anna Mae (Gordon) Baumann and Patricia Leverenz, both of Punta Gorda, Fla., and Genevieve Schanen of Horicon; his sisters-in-law, RosaLee Barnard of Oconomowoc and the Rev. Hedy Miller of Milwaukee; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernst and Bertha Oschmann; his sisters, Irene Strauss, Ardell Sellnow and Florence Butor; his brothers, Martin and Arnold Oschmann; his brothers-in-law, Ben Strauss and Felix Butor; his sisters-in-law, Arlene Oschmann, Audrey Oschmann and Judy Barnard; and his grandchildren, Shanna Oschmann.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 8 p.m. funeral service Friday, Dec. 15, at Hafemeister Funeral Home, 611 E. Main St., Watertown, with the Rev. Hedy Miller officiating. Burial is at Bethel Cemetery in the town of Ixonia.

Memorials are appreciated to the family.

Hafemeister Funeral Home, (920) 261-2218, is serving the family.