Earle W. Kaercher
Sept. 20, 1925 – Oct. 26, 2013
Earle W. Kaercher, a longtime Waukesha resident, passed away peacefully Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, at AngelsGrace Hospice at the age of 88. He was born in Watertown on Sept. 20, 1925, the son of Erhard and Esther (nee Creuz) Kaercher.
Earle was a 1943 graduate of Watertown High School and then graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a business degree. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II as a staff sergeant. On April 18, 1948, he married Arline Beyer in Watertown and together they enjoyed camping, ballroom dancing and playing in various card clubs. Earle retired from the IRS as an accountant and then worked as a consultant to several law firms in the Milwaukee area. He was a longtime member of Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church. Earle was an avid golfer and enjoyed fishing. He never had a bad word to say about anyone and had a great sense of humor until the end. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will always be remembered for his loving, generous spirit.
He will be sadly missed by his wife of 65 years Arline of Waukesha; their children, Kay (Ken) Heine of Waukesha, Jeffrey Kaercher of Mount Horeb, Steven (Adele) Kaercher of New Berlin, Todd (Susan) Kaercher of Sharon, Coryn (the late Vincent) Turner of Gurnee, Ill., and Wayne Kaercher of Maple Grove, Minn.; along with 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He is further survived by his sister, Margaret Kujath of Muskego, along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his brother, John; his infant son, Alan; and his parents.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. memorial service Wednesday, Oct. 30, at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 1205 S. East Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186. The Rev. Peter A. Schmidt will preside. Private interment will be held at Wisconsin Memorial Park in Brookfield at a later date.
If desired, memorials are appreciated to Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church (address above).
Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 547-4035 or visit our website at www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.