Edward P. Guerndt

Edward P. Guerndt, age 76, of West Bend, passed away on Friday, June 30, 2006 at Kathy Hospice in the town of Polk.

He was born on Jan. 6, 1930 in Milwaukee, the son of the late Edward and Olive (Kramer) Guerndt, and on Feb. 7, 1947, he was united in marriage to Audrey Washburn in Hartford.

Edward served his country in the U. S. Army in 1946 and was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Kewaskum.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Audrey; seven children, Karen (Lawrence) Baumgartner of Kenosha, Shirley (Michael) Wigman of Fox Lake, Dennis (LeAnne) Guerndt of Duluth, Minn., Michael (Judy) Guerndt of Eden, David Guerndt and Scott (Kathy) Guerndt both of Kewaskum and Shawn (Karla) Guerndt of West Bend; three sisters, Bernice (August) Parchim of the town of Farmington, Doris Tennies of West Bend and Pat (Ernest) Thorn of Cedarburg; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; other relatives and friends.

Edward was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond (Grace) Guerndt; a sister, Mary Jane Guerndt; a grandchild, Erin Guerndt; and a brother-in-law, Henry Tennies.

A Mass of Christian Burial was Wednesday, July 5, 2006 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Kewaskum, with Father Edwin Kornath officiating. Cemation followed. Visitation was at the church prior to the service.

Edward’s family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff of the Samaritan Health Center and the Kathy Hospice for their compassionate care and support.

Miller Funeral Home in Kewaskum served the family.