Edwin A. De Karske
21, 1922 - July 29, 2012
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.
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.
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.
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
his parents and wife, Gertrude, he was preceded in death by his sister,
Carolyn De Karske, and his stepmother, Irene De Karske.
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.
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,
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.
Lippert-Olson Funeral Home, 920 452-1481, has been entrusted with