Harold J. Brown

July 14, 1921 - June 19, 2011

Harold J. Brown, a lifelong resident of Waukesha, died Sunday, June 19, 2011, at the Virginia Health and Rehabilitation Center at the age of 89.

Harold was born July 14, 1921, son of James and Matilda (nee Hoffman Brown. He married Eleanor Schumki on Jan. 28, 1950. He was an active member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, where he was a head usher and a member of the OWLS. Harold was a hardworking and dedicated foreman at Waukesha Foundry for more than 45 years. He was a devoted husband, father and friend. His greatest joy was spending time with his family.

Harold will be deeply missed by his sons, David (James Niemuth) and Charles (Pat Pehoski); his grandchildren, Eric Charles, Kevin David and Stephanie Anne; their mother, Sharon Brown; special niece, Teresa (Loren) Froomin; his sisters-in-law, Carol (George) Stigler, Ann (Don) Brook and June Schmuki. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Harold was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Eleanor; parents; and brother, Roy.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. today, June 22, at the Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. A second visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service Thursday, June 23, at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 700 Beechwood Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186. The Rev. Art Koepsell will be officiating. Burial will take place immediately following the service at Prairie Home Cemetery, Waukesha.

Memorials in Harold's name may be directed to Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church (see address above).

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-planning Service is serving the family. For further information, call 542-6609, or for an online obituary, directions or to leave a condolence, go to www.waukeshasfuneralhome.com.