Edwin L. Furrer Jr.

Edwin L. Furrer Jr., formally of Waukesha, died Wednesday, March 21, 2012, in Tucson, Ariz., where he is interred.

He was a graduate of Waukesha South High School class of 1973. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at St. William Catholic Church in Waukesha. The Rev. Dean Marek will preside. A reception to follow in the parish Hall.

Ted was the youngest child of Edwin and Edna (Tadych) Furrer, both of whom preceded him in death.

He is survived by his five siblings: Robert (Jean) Furrer of Tucson; Sister Emy-Beth Furrer of Manitowoc; Chris Brown of Waukesha and her children, James E. Rutkofske of Milwaukee, Amy (Todd) Wilhelmson and their daughter, Kirsten of Waukesha, and Chrissy (Albert) Dyess and their children, Alexandra (Ally) and William (Will) of New Berlin; Kathleen (Katy) Furrer of Waukesha; and Steve (Mary) Furrer of Waukegan, Ill., and their children, Melinda Furrer and her foster children, Jenny and Ted of Pine Knoll Shores, N.C., Joseph Furrer of Chicago, Jeremy Furrer of Fort Atkinson, and Kimberly Furrer of Gurnee, Ill.

Tedís love of the arts enriched his life and the lives of those who knew him. He had a beautiful tenor voice and sang in various choirs. He acted in community theater, most often in musicals, both in the Waukesha area and in Tucson. He had a great sense of humor. He took to heart Jesusí words in the gospel of Matthew to help the poor, to befriend the stranger and comfort the lonely. He was kind, faithful and loyal. He is greatly missed.