Dr. Wilbur E. Rosenkranz
April 18, 1926 - July 20, 2006
Dr. Wilbur E. Rosenkranz of Mukwonago passed away Thursday, July 20, 2006, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital. He was 80. Wilbur was born April 18, 1926, on the family farm in Brownsville, the son of Escol and Olga (nee Bloch) Rosenkranz.
He was a 1944 graduate of Mayville High School. Wilbur joined the U.S. Army in 1945 where he served in the cavalry. After the service, he went to school at the University of Wisconsin, graduating in 1950. He then entered the medical school there and graduated in 1953.
Dr. Rosenkranz had his family practice in Eagle for five years. Then, in 1960, he and his partner Dr. E.E. Zwisler, and pharmacist Arthur Stoltz built the clinic at 720 N. Rochester St. in Mukwonago where he practiced for 20 years.
On May 6, 1972, he married Sarah Haslam in Mukwonago.
In 1980, he and his partners, Dr. T.H. Williams, Dr. Dorothy Jayne and David Blackwood, D.D.S., built the clinic at 225 Eagle Lake Ave. in Mukwonago. He practiced there until he retired, Aug. 6, 1993.
Dr. Rosenkranz was named Wisconsin Geriatric Physician of the Year and was involved in the creation of the Family Practice Residency Program at Waukesha Memorial Hospital in 1976. He also volunteered his services at the free medical clinic at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Waukesha.
Dr. Rosenkranz was a member of the Wisconsin State Medical Society and the Waukesha County Medical Society, where he served on many committees. He was also a member of the Mukwonago United Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife, Sarah; two sons, John (Pamela) and James (Victoria); five grandchildren, Carl, Christopher, Kate, Elizabeth and Kenneth; a brother, Alton (Donna); a sister, Dorothy (Donald) Mosher; and other relatives and friends.
His parents preceded him in death.
Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until the 5 p.m. funeral service Sunday, July 23, at the Mukwonago United Church of Christ, S93-W30740 Highway NN. The Revs. Mary Ehrgood and Al Nichols will officiate. Interment will take place privately at Oak Knoll Cemetery, Mukwonago.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the church or to the charity of your choice are appreciated.
Schmidt & Bartelt - Van Valin Funeral & Cremations Services, 363-7126, Mukwonago, is serving the family.