Harry L. Endlich

Harry L. Endlich, 86, of Germantown, was welcomed through the gates of Heaven by his Lord and his wife on Monday, Nov. 7, 2005 at Linden Grove Nursing Home.

Harry was born Nov. 1, 1919 to Edwin and Julia (nee Bauer) Endlich in the town of Addison.

At the age of two, his family moved to Germantown, where they dedicated their lives to raising their family and dairy farming.

After Edwin and Julia retired from dairy farming, Harry took over the family homestead and continued farming.

In addition to dairy farming, Harry also devoted his time to driving bus for over 20 years.

On Dec. 14, 1940, Harry married the love of his life and best friend, Leone E. Petzold in the town of Granville.

Harry’s favorite pastimes were listening to polka music, caring for his animals, dancing and traveling with his wife.

Throughout all of Harry’s life, his family was always his number one concern, and his grandchildren and great-grandchildren were his pride and joy.

Harry will always be loved and remembered by his treasured children, Arlynn Leising of West Bend, Ronald Endlich of Kewas-kum and Beverly (Glenn) Guenther of Richfield; his eight cherished grandchildren; eight dear great-grandchildren and a sister and brother-in-law, Doris (George) Falter of West Bend.

He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other special relatives and many dear friends.

Harry was preceded in death by his parents, Edwin and Julia, and his wife of 62 years, Leone, on Feb. 23, 2003.

A funeral service honoring the life well-lived of Harry L. Endlich will be held on Thursday, Nov. 10, at 6 p.m. at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel of West Bend.

Rev. Howard A. Kusler will officiate, and interment will be in Washington County Memorial Park, West Bend, on Friday at 10 a.m.

Visitation with family and friends will be held on Thursday at the funeral home from 4 p.m. until the time of the service at 6 p.m.

The family would like to extend their appreciation for memorials that are designated to the Kathy Hospice of Synergy Health, 551 S. Silverbrook, West Bend, Wis. 53095.