Sept. 24, 1924 — Aug. 17, 2016
Oscar Looser died on Aug. 17, 2016 at AngelsGrace Hospice. Baden, Switzerland, was the city of his birth on Sept. 24, 1924. Though he became a U.S. citizen as soon as he met the requirements, his Swiss heritage remained dear to him. His five children loved hearing about his family and boyhood home. At age 24, loving an adventure, he left family and friends to travel to the Niagara Falls area in Canada and worked his way across the country on his motorcycle. He then decided to explore parts of the U.S. He traveled to the West Coast, was captivated by Los Angeles and after a few years there his wanderings were interrupted when he met and then married Joan (a transplanted Illinoisan) on Sept. 8, 1956. Their 60th wedding anniversary would have been celebrated in a few weeks.
Eventually, Oscar and Joan decided that the Midwest would be a good place to settle. They moved to Milwaukee, lived there briefly and moved to Brookfield for 16 years and finally, in 1975 put down roots in Oconomowoc, where Oscar stayed until his death. He was employed by Vilter Manufacturing Co. in Milwaukee for 30 years. His retirement was spent on home improvements, gardening, volunteering, and wood carving. His “Old World” Santas are being enjoyed and displayed by family members and many friends.
Oscar was the proud father of Kurt (Kathy), Mary Hein, John (Jennifer), Cindy (John) Haldemann, and Paul (Adrianne). He dearly loved his 13 grandchildren: Ashleigh, Bethany, Melissa, Jacob, Megan, Joshua, Alyssa, John, Elizabeth, Bruno, Alanna, Sofia and Lianna. He was “Pops” to three great-grandchildren: Cade, Hannah and Avery.
Funeral services all at St. Jerome Church August 26, 2016, 995 S. Silver Lake St. Oconomowoc, WI 53066. Visitation 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Mass at 4 p.m. Memorials suggested to AngelsGrace Hospice, or St. Jerome.
Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm- Kreutzmann Funeral and Cremation Services, 121 S. Cross St., Oconomowoc, is serving the family. For more information, call 262-567-4459 or visit www.schmidtandbartelt.com.