Burton ĎBurtí Woyahn

Burton "Burt" Woyahn found peace and was called home Thursday, March 19, 2009, at age 82.

He is lovingly survived by his wife of 60 years, Jean (nee Sherer). He was the loving father of Lynn (Joe) Bartos, Tom (Pam Voight) Woyahn and Jim (Dawn) Woyahn; cherished grandpa of Michael and Jonathon Bartos, and Jacob, Matthew, Ashley, Amanda and Alyssa Woyahn; and beloved great-grandpa of Devin Bartos. He is also survived by his loving sister-in-law, Jody Walstad, and his nieces and nephews and their families.

Burt was preceded in death by his parents, Pastor Henry and Lillian Woyahn; sister, Mona (William) Schloesser; and brother, Harley Woyahn.

Burt will be deeply missed by his family and many good friends, but will be fondly remembered for his kindness, humor and his abiding love for his family, his country, his church and Lord, and his tennis.

A private burial was held at Prairie Home Cemetery with full military honors presented by VFW Post 721. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 4, with the Rev. Arthur Koepsell officiating, at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 700 Beechwood Ave., Waukesha. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the 1 p.m. service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church (address above) or to the Waukesha Tennis Association, P.O. Box 1125, Waukesha, WI 53187, would be appreciated.

For further information, call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com to leave an online tribute.

Burtís family would like to extend a sincere and heartfelt thank you to his pulmonologist and friend Dr. Francisco Soto and his nurse Laura Ernster at Froedtert Hospital for their diligent, compassionate and loving care over the past 2 1/2 years, to Dr. Thomas Cantieri and his nurse, Laura, for many years of dedicated coordination of care, and to Horizon Home Care and Hospice for their expertise and caring in Burtís final days.


To laugh often and love much; To win the respect of intelligent persons and the affections of children; To earn the approbation of honest citizens and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty; To give of oneís self; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; To have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived - this is to have succeeded.

Ralph Waldo Emerson