RHINELANDER

Eugene Klauer
April 30, 1931 — Aug. 14, 2016

Eugene Klauer of Rhinelander, formerly Oconomowoc, passed away on Sunday, August 14, 2016, at the age of 85 years. He was born April 30, 1931, in Helenville, to Arthur and Ruth Klauer. He married Joan Braatz on October 6, 1956, at Dr. Martin Luther Church in Oconomowoc.

Eugene is survived by his loving daughter Mary (Joe) Smith and grandson Andrew (Rebecca) Smith. He is further survived by his brothers Raymond (Janet) Klauer and Roger (Barb) Klauer, and his sister Karen (Al) Behlke.

Eugene was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Wilmer “Pete,” and Melvin; and sisters Marjorey Manke and Violet Kohls.

Eugene was employed at Fiberesin for over 34 years.

He loved to go fishing, hunting, playing cards and polka dancing.

Friends may visit on Saturday, August 20, from 11:00 a.m. until time of the funeral service at 1:00 p.m., all at Dr. Martin Luther Church, 325 S. Main St., Oconomowoc, WI 53066. His final rest will be at Glenview Memorial Gardens in Ixonia. Memorials can be directed to Allay Hospice or Dr. Martin Luther Church.

A special thank you to Jutta at Allay Hospice and to Ellie and all the staff at Virginia Health and Rehabilitation for all their loving care.

Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm- Kreutzmann Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family. For more information, call 262-567-4459 or visit online at www.schmidtandbartelt.com.