Milton E. Gartzke

May 20, 1928 Ė April 30, 2013

Milton E. Gartzke of Oconomowoc passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at the age of 84. Milton was born May 20, 1928, in Concord, to Lester and Irene Gartzke.

He married Dolores Boehme on June 3, 1950, in Sugar Island. Dolores preceded Milton in death Feb. 10, 2012.

Milton is survived by his children, Butch (Lorna) Gartzke, Sue (Don) Barman and Glenn (Tina) Gartzke. He is further survived by his grandchildren, Erin and Heather Gartzke, Robyn (Matt) Ehrke, Amber (Josh) Butler, Trisha Barman and Michael Gartzke, and other relatives and many friends.

Milton was formerly employed at Carnation Canning Co. in Sullivan for 30plus years. He was a foster parent to 113 foster children. He was very active throughout his entire life at St. Paulís Evangelical Lutheran Church in Oconomowoc.

Milton was a longtime employee of Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral Home.

Visitation was Sunday, May 5, at St. Paulís Evangelical Lutheran Church, 210 Pleasant St., Oconomowoc. His final rest will be at Glenview Memorial Gardens in Ixonia.

Memorials may be directed to Shorehaven Health Center.

Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm- Kreutzmann Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family. For more information, call 567-4459 or visit online at www.schmidtandbartelt.com.