OCONOMOWOC

Francis E. ‘Fran’ Gutschenritter

Sept. 8, 1922 - Nov. 5, 2007

Francis E. "Fran" Gutschenritter, 85, of Oconomowoc, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2007.

Fran was a U.S. Navy aviator and graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was a member of the American Society of Appraisers, a 17-year member of the Arrowhead School Board and a member of the Pleasant View School Board, the Oconomowoc Investment Club, the Chenequa Country Club and the Helliger Heigle Ski Club.

Fran was a man who lived large. He filled a room with his personality, his wit, intellect and charm. He is loved and will be deeply missed.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jacqueline.

Fran was the loving father of Kathryn (Nigel) Nicholson of Gothenburg, Sweden, Barbara (Tom Caughlan) of Kallspell, Mont., Chris (Jane) of Atlanta, Jack (Beverly) of Oconomowoc, Peter (Dorothy) of Atlanta and Daniel (Colleen) of Plano, Texas; grandfather of 14; great-grandfather of five; and dear brother of Earl, Lester, Inez Feller, Helen Gaertner and the late Rita Malik.

Visitation will start at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at St. Catherine of Alexandria Catholic Church, W389-N8512 Brown St., Oconomowoc, with a blessing at 12:30 p.m. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. After the interment, please join the family in the church fellowship hall to share memories of Fran.

If desired, memorials to the Arrowhead High School Scholarship Fund or the University Lake School Scholarship Fund would be appreciated (see funeral home Web site for addresses).

Church and Chapel Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 549-0659 or visit www.churchandchapel.com to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions.