John Emery Heisenfeldt III

Nov. 14, 1950 – Jan. 20, 2010

John Emery Heisenfeldt III of Waukesha died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010, at home at the age of 59. John was born Nov. 14, 1950, in Milwaukee, the son of John and Marilyn (Thomas) Heisenfeldt Jr.

John always amazed those around him with is endless talents and tinkering, from rebuilding engines, restoring cars and motorcycles to designing and building cabinetry, especially for the “Big House.” He worked toward perfection in everything he tried. John had designed test equipment for RTE (Cooper Power Systems) and was last employed by Waukesha Electric Systems (SPX Corp.).

   John was a lifetime member of AMA, a member of IEEE for 19 years and a former alderman for Waukesha (District 2). He was also a member of the MGC Register, the MGMGMG for 21 years and the MGA Register.

John will be sadly missed by his wife, Lynne, whom he married Aug. 5, 1972; his children, Carla (Ladd) Heller of Milwaukee, John E. Heisenfeldt IV of Waukesha and Elizabeth “Liz” (Allison Kavanaugh) Heisenfeldt of Milwaukee; his grandson, Noah Wilke; his mother, Marilyn Patsch of Mukwonago; his sister, Diane “Dee Dee” (Blaine Behselich) Stauffer of Palmyra; his brothers-in-law, Mark McCabe, Joseph (Lori) McCabe and Thomas McCabe; and his sisters-inlaw, Kay (Gary) Martin and Sue (Jeff) Hine. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

The family sends special thanks to Bob Lang for his enduring friendship to the last day.

A memorial visitation for John will be held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Preplanning Services is serving the family. For the online obituary, cards of condolences or directions, please visit www.waukeshasfuneralhome.com or call 542-6609.