Oct. 9, 1914 - Aug. 15, 2012
Jan. 17, 1920 - Aug. 9, 2011
Wilhelm Otto Bierdemann, 97, of Waukesha, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital.
He was born Oct. 9, 1914, in Braunschweig, Germany.
Mr. Bierdemann served in World War II in Germany as a tank mechanic. He was a prisoner of war for six years. After the war, he worked as a mechanic in France and Germany.
In November 1940, he married Isabella Engel in Braunschweig.
She was born in Cologne, Germany, on Jan. 17, 1920.
She moved with her family to Albertville, France, in 1947 before returning to Germany in 1957.
After marriage, the couple moved to the United States in 1958, settling in Waukesha. The couple enjoyed traveling to Europe and all over the United States.
Mr. Bierdemann worked for Husco International in Waukesha as a machinist until retirement. Mrs. Bierdemann worked at Waukesha Memorial Hospital as an aide.
She died Aug. 9, 2011, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital at the age of 91.
Survivors include five sons: Willy (Angie) Bierdemann of Milwaukee; Horst (Frederika) Bierdemann of Deerbrook; Bernhard (Connie) Bierdemann of Florida; Edward (Cassie) Bierdemann of Arizona, and Dieter (fiancee Angela) Bierdemann of West Allis.
They are further survived by 13 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren and a sister-in-law, Erika (Donald) Zblewski of Sun City, Ariz.
In addition to his wife of 70 years, he was preceded in death by his parents.
The family would like to thank the staff and doctors at Waukesha Memorial Hospital for their wonderful care of Mr. Bierdemann, and Meals on Wheels.