Allen "Al" R. Bokelberg

Allen "Al" R. Bokelberg, 63, of West Bend, formerly resided in Sussex for 33 years, died Thursday, March 23, 2006.

Beloved husband of Corinne C. (nee Streese). Loving father of Kristin Ann, West Bend, and Natalie Lynn, Aurora, Colo. Dear brother of Janet (Gordon) Salmi of Friendship and dear brother-in-law of Roger (Bonnie) Streese of West Bend. Also survived by other aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, relatives and friends.

Al fought a brave, short battle against cancer at Community Memorial Hospital, Menomonee Falls before being taken to his heavenly home.

The family would like to thank the compassionate staff at Community Memorial for their loving care.

Al was an active, ambitious guy who had a certain "zest" for life and enjoyed everything he did, especially completing at-home projects, camping and traveling with his family and friends, hunting, fishing, boating, any adventure involving the "great outdoors."

He worked for 35 years at Briggs & Stratton Corp. in Milwaukee, retiring in 1997. In addition, he worked for five years at PSP in Brookfield, retiring July 2005.

Al and Corinne were married for 38 years; looking forward to traveling, spending winter months in Texas, enjoying retirement at the time Al became suddenly ill with cancer.

Visitation will be Monday at Schmidt & Bartelt funeral home, Sussex, from 4 p.m. until time of services at 7 p.m. officiated by Pastor Bruce J. Marggraf of Faith Ev. Lutheran Church in Sussex. Burial will be Tuesday, 10 a.m., at Wisconsin Memorial Park, 13235 W. Capitol Drive, Brookfield. Please meet in Green Area inside main gate.

Memorials appreciated to The American Cancer Society.

Schmidt & Bartelt, A.A. Schmidt & Sons, Funeral and Cremation Services, W250 N6505 Highway 164, Sussex; 262-246-4474.