Chester ‘Chet’ Chelminiak

Chester “Chet”Chelminiak found peace on Thursday, May 21, 2015, at the age of 87. He was the loving husband of 59 years to Joan Chelminiak (nee Polek); dear father of Kim (Pat) Nelson, Paul Chelminiak and Trish Kreklow; and cherished Papa Bear of Courtney and Sydney Kreklow. He was the brother-in-law of Tom (Marge) Polek and Kris Christ. He is survived by his lifelong friends Ralph and Jerry, his nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Chet humbly served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was the owner-operator of the Narrow Lane Tavern until he retired in 1989. Upon retiring, they moved to Okauchee Lake and spent many years enjoying lake living with family and friends.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, May 27, from 4 p.m. until the time of service at 7 p.m. Private committal will be at the Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Stars and Stripes Honor Flight or the Fisher House are appreciated.

The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank-you to the staff at Oconomowoc Hospital, Pro Health VNA and AngelsGrace Hospice for their loving care and concern.

Becker Ritter Funeral Home, 14075 W. North Ave., Brookfield, WI 53005, is serving the family.