Sylvester S. "Slivers" Dreifuerst

Sylvester S. "Slivers" Dreifuerst, 90, of West Bend, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2006, at Cedar Bay in Cedar Community.

He was born on July 13, 1915 in St. Joe, to the late Florian and Elizabeth (nee Kasper) Dreifuerst, and was united in marriage to Bette Croyle on Aug. 20, 1938 in Racine.

Slivers worked for the former West Bend Co. for 39 years as a sheet metal specialist, retiring from the model shop in 1981.

He was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church.

Slivers enjoyed playing cards, bowling and fishing.

His grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the highlight of his life.

Survivors include his daughter, Sandra (James) Laufer of West Bend; four grandchildren, Greg (Kathy) Anderson of Savage, Minn., Linda (Kevin) Steiner of West Bend, Michele (Scott) Wuest of Oshkosh and Jeff (Aimee) Anderson of Carmel, Ind.; 12 great-grandchildren, Kali Ander-son, Monica Anderson, Joseph Anderson, Aaron Steiner, Eliza-beth Steiner, Peter Steiner, Andrew Steiner, Emily Boegel, Hannah Boegel, Natalie Jo Boegel, Colin Anderson and Ian Anderson; a sister, Sedonia Hensen of Campbellsport; other relatives and friends.

Slivers was preceded in death by his wife, Bette, on Dec. 2, 2000, and a son-in-law, Joel Anderson.

A Mass of Christian Burial and celebration of Sliversí life will be held on Monday, Feb. 27 at 11:30 a.m. at Holy Angels Catholic Church.

Rev. John Wutscheck will be the celebrant.

Visitation will be at the church only on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass.

A luncheon will follow the Mass after which the burial will take place in Washington County Memorial Park, West Bend.

Memorials to the Kathy Hospice are appreciated.

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

Online guest book and condolences may be found at www. myrhum-patten.com.

A special thank you to Dr. Griswold, Dr. Vukelich and staff, the staff of Cedar Bay West and Heartland Hospice for their loving care of Slivers the past several months.