Lee Bretschneider, 57, of Newburg, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his residence in the evening hours of Sunday, Feb. 19, 2006.
Lee was born in New-burg on Oct. 7, 1948, the son of Oswald and Benadetta (nee Picciurro) Bretschneider.
Lee worked at Simplicity in Port Washing-ton, retiring on Aug. 1, 2005, after more than 30 years on the job.
He was a member of Inter-national Machinist Union, Local 1430.
His passions were hunting and fishing, especially on his property up near Adams/Friendship.
He also enjoyed watching the Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin Badgers football games and NASCAR races.
Survivors include two children, Allen Bretschneider of Cedar Grove and Benadetta Bretschneider of Madison; two sisters, Carol (the late Wayne) King of Newburg and Joy (Robert) Uhlig of Grafton, and a niece, Gina (Michael) Daiter of Milwaukee.
He is further survived by his aunt and uncle, Edwin and Lillian Bretschneider of West Bend, other relatives and friends.
Preceding him in death were his parents and an infant brother, Roger.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. at the Eernisse Funeral Home, 1600 W. Grand Ave., Port Washington.
Pastor David Guse will officiate and inurnmant will take place later in St. Johnís Lutheran Cemetery, Newburg.
The family will receive visitors at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2-7 p.m.
Online memorials can be made at www.eernissefuneralhome.com