Theodore ‘Ted’ A. Westerhaus
Sept. 26, 1938 — Sept. 20, 2016

Theodore “Ted” A. Westerhaus passed away on Tuesday, September 20, 2016. He was born September 26, 1938, to Gustav A. and Frieda (nee Bruss) in Watertown, where he graduated from Northwestern Prep School.

He then went on to Spencerian Business College in Milwaukee, where he met Gloria Schneider. At the same time, he was active in the Air Force National Guard for six years. They were married May 25, 1963. They lived in Big Bend, where they raised their four children. He worked as an accountant at Waukesha Memorial Hospital and Fairey Arlon in Racine. After retirement, he drove school buses.

He was very active at church, served on boards, the council, and sang in the choir. But most of all, he loved his family. He also enjoyed the Packers, Brewers and Badgers.

He is survived by his wife, Gloria (nee Schneider); children Nancy (Jason) Bartelt, Tim (Jenni) Westerhaus, Brian (Michele) Westerhaus and Jennifer (Matthew) Bugenhagen, and grandchildren Kyle and Aubrey Bartelt, and Lauren, Rachel, Katie, and Amara Bugenhagen, and Sophia Westerhaus. He is also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his brothers Paul (the late Brenda) and Martin (Phylis), and brother-in-law Walter (Jeanette) Wichmann.

Visitation for Ted will be Friday, September 30, from 4-7pm, at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, S89W22970 Maple Ave., Big Bend, followed by a memorial service at 7pm. The Rev. Ian Headrick will be officiating.

If so desired, memorials to Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church of Big Bend are appreciated.

Heritage Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 414-3217440 or visit online at