Arthur F. Lobotzke

Arthur F. Lobotzke, 87, of Slinger, formerly of West Bend, died on Sunday, June 18, 2006 at Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital in Wauwatosa.

He was born on Dec. 12, 1918 in Milwaukee to the late Julius J. and Rose C. (nee Gleisner) Lobotzke.

In June 1941, Art enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps. While stationed in Mis-souri, he married Florence M. Luedke on Oct. 17, 1941.

Later during World War II, he served in the European Theater, mainly working out of an air depot in England.

Following his discharge on Jan. 10, 1946, Art returned to Milwaukee.

In 1955, the family moved to West Bend, where Art and Florence lived until moving to Slinger in 2005.

For more than 30 years, he was a consultant and salesman with Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.

He was the founder of the Washington County Clown Alley, a member of the West Bend Lodge 1398 Loyal Order Of Moose, the Lt. Ray Dickop Post 36 American Legion and the Fred A. Schaefer Post 1393 VFW, where he served as a member of the color guard.

He also served as the parade marshall of the West Bend Fourth of July Parade for many years.

Survivors include his wife, Florence; four children, Dawn of West Bend, Arthur (Chris) of Clyman, Jan (Roger) Hanefeld of Burnett and Robert of Oskhosh; three grandchildren, Jessica, Kayla and Kegan; a sister, Lori Lentz of Brookfield; a brother, Jerome (Beverly) of Milwaukee; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Scheer, and a brother, Julius.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 21, at 7 p.m. at the Schmidt Funeral Home in West Bend with Chaplain Cheryl Matusiak of Heartland Hospice officiating.

Entombment will be on Thursday at 3 p.m. at Washington County Memorial Park, West Bend, with military honors by the Fred A. Schaefer Post 1393 VFW.

Visitation will be at the funeral home on Wednesday from 5 until 6:45 p.m.

The family has requested memorials to the Lt Ray Dickop Post #36 American Legion Auxilliary or the Fred A. Schaefer Post #1393 VFW Auxilliary.