Ned E. Bliffert

Ned E. Bliffert of the village of Summit passed away on Thursday, March 2, 2017.

He was the beloved father of Barbara (Joe) Kershek; grandfather to Stephanie Kershek, Kimberly Kershek (Nathan Grendahl), Tammy (Jolie) Bliffert, Ryan (Holly) Bliffert, Kristi (Craig) McKandes and Brooke (Charles) Jaeggi; great-grandfather to Bohdi, Cameron, Elijah, Noah, Gryphon, Irish and Brandon; and father-in-law to Betty Bliffert and Michael Helberg. He is further survived by other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elaine Bliffert; his daughter, Nancy Helberg; and his son, Gary Bliffert.

Ned graduated from Lawrence University, married Elaine in 1947 and they had their three children. Living in Elm Grove, he managed the Bliffert Lumber Company in Wauwatosa for many years. In 1971, they moved to his beloved farm in Delafield. There he especially enjoyed horseback riding with his children and swimming with his family and grandchildren. Ned will be missed dearly, but now he is soaring like a bird in the beautiful, blue sky.

Visitation and services were Wednesday, March 8, at the Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm- Kreutzmann Funeral Home, 121 S. Cross St., Oconomowoc.

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