Vivian A. Stockhausen

Vivian A. Stockhausen, nee Fischer, 86, of West Bend, passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2006 at SynergyHealth, St. Joseph’s Hos-pital.

She was born on Nov. 27, 1919 in Newburg to the late Philip and Catharina (nee Greiten) Fischer, and was raised in Newburg where her father ran the general store.

Vivian graduated from West Bend High School in 1937.

On June 1, 1946 she was united in marriage to Lawrence Stock-hausen at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Newburg.

Together they made their home in West Bend. In 1961 they built their current home and have been blessed in growing old together there.

Lawrence and Vivian started their own construction firm, Lawrence Stockhausen Inc., specializing in single-family homes and also built several West Bend apartments.

Vivian was vice president and treasurer, and she handled all the bookkeeping and office details until their children, David, Curt, Annette and Terry took over the daily operations in 1980.

She was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church in West Bend.

Vivian was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

She enjoyed traveling and entertaining and Christmas was her special holiday. Vivian was affectionately referred to as the "Energizer Bunny."

Survivors include her husband, Lawrence; six children, David Stockhausen, Linda (Andy) Gehring, Curtis (Dale) Stock-hausen, Dennis Stockhausen and Terry (Janet) Stockhausen, all of West Bend, and Annette (Richard) Koller of Las Vegas, Nev.; seven grandchildren, Dominic Gehring, Spring Gehring, Alex Kain, Elizabeth Kain, Nate Stock-hausen, Erinn Stockhausen and Cari Stockhausen; four step-grandchildren, Karen (John) Sauer, Robert (Jackie) Koller, Kathy (Randy) Handel, and Kelly (Tony) Barth; 12 step-great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law, Eleanore Fischer, Bernadine Wol-lner, and Trautie Stockhausen, all of West Bend; two brothers-in-law, Vincent (Janet) Stockhausen and Merlin (Donna) Stockhausen, both of West Bend; other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Cecelia Casper and Eleanor Verhaalen; six brothers, Albert, Harold, Philip Jr., Richard, Leroy and Kenneth; and a granddaughter, Rebecca Stock-hausen.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, April 18, at 5 p.m. at Holy Angles Catholic Church.

Rev. Jerry Brittain will be the celebrant, and burial will be in Holy Angels Cemetery on Wed-nesday at 10 a.m.

Visitation will be Tuesday at the church only from 2 p.m. until the time of Mass.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Threshold would be appreciated.

Myrhum-Patten Funeral and Cremation Service, West Bend, is assisting the family.

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