WAUKESHA

Edwin A. De Karske

July 21, 1922 - July 29, 2012



Edwin A. De Karske, 90, formerly of Sheboygan, a resident of Linden Grove, Waukesha, passed away surrounded by his family on Sunday afternoon, July 29, 2012, at AngelsGrace Hospice in Oconomowoc. 

Born July 21, 1922, in Sheboygan, Ed was a son of the late August and Olga Degenkolbe De Karske. He attended Sheboygan area schools and graduated from Central High School in 1940. He then went on to serve his country in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1946. On Oct. 2, 1946, he was united in marriage to Gertrude F. Kraemer in Sheboygan. They were married for 52 years before Gertrude preceded him in death Feb. 16, 1999. 

Ed worked in the stock control department at Hayssen/Bemis Manufacturing in Sheboygan for 30 years before retiring on July 1, 1983. He previously worked at Thonet Manufacturing Co. He was a lifelong member of St. Johnís United Church of Christ, Sheboygan, where he sang in the choir. He was a member of the Riverdale Legends of Golf, the Sheboygan Barbershop Chapter, the Plymouth Barbershop Chorus of Kettle Moraine and the Tune Hawkers Barbershop Quartet. He enjoyed golfing and fishing, especially in Red Lake, Ontario, and was an avid Brewers, Packers and Badgers fan. He will be dearly remembered as a devoted family man. 

He is survived by his two sons, Daniel (Kristine) of Waukesha and Harold of Oshkosh; four grandchildren, Alyssa (Travis) Knutson of Pewaukee, Andrea De Karske of Denver, Neil (Shaheda Govani) De Karske of Oshkosh and Ian De Karske of Oconomowoc. He is further survived by his daughter-in-law, Kathryn De Karske of Omro; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

Besides his parents and wife, Gertrude, he was preceded in death by his sister, Carolyn De Karske, and his stepmother, Irene De Karske. 

Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the 11 a,m, funeral service Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Lippert-Olson Funeral Home, 1132 Superior Ave., Sheboygan. The Rev. Gregory Whelton, pastor of St. Johnís UCC, will officiate. Interment will take place in Wildwood Cemetery, Sheboygan. 

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in his name for St. Johnís United Church of Christ Building Fund or Angels Grace Hospice, Oconomowoc. 

The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at Waukesha Memorial Hospital, Linden Grove and Angels Grace Hospice for all of their loving care and support. 

Condolences may be emailed to the family at edwindekarske@lippertfuneralhome.com.

The Lippert-Olson Funeral Home, 920 452-1481, has been entrusted with Edwinís arrangements.