Walter H. Buettner

A funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. today (Oct. 27) at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Grafton for Walter H. Buettner of Grafton, who died at his home on Monday, Oct. 24, 2005 at the age of 78. Visitation will be held at the church today from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Interment will take place at 11 a.m. tomorrow (Oct. 28) at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery in Grafton. Mueller Funeral Home in Cedarburg is assisting the family with arrangements.

Walter was born on Sept. 10, 1927 to Fritz and Pauline (nee Illgut) Buettner in Ulmenau, Germany. He married Maria (Marie) (nee Resi) Maierhofer on Nov. 13, 1954.

Walter is survived by his wife Marie of Grafton; children Maria (Martin) Jarvi of Cedarburg, Erika (Richard) Frohmader of Stoughton and Walter (Mary) Buettner of Aurora, Ill.; grandchildren Jason and Leslie Jarvi, Eric and Ryan Frohmader and Eleanor and Grant Buettner; sister Edith Opitz of Menomonee Falls; brothers Erhard (Carol) Buettner of West Bend and Herb Buettner of West Bend; and many special nieces and nephews. Walter was preceded in death by his parents.

The family would like to thank the Heartland Hospice Care, the Rev. Suelflow and the Rev. Wendorf for their kind and loving care.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Paulís Building Fund in Grafton or the American Cancer Society. For online condolences, please visit