Fred H. Falkenstein

Fred H. Falkenstein of Hartford passed away Saturday, March 10, 2007 at Horicon Manor at the age of 88 years. He was born Jan. 16, 1919 in the township of Herman, the son of Fred and Meta (nee Ulmer) Falkenstein. He married Myrtle Groth in 1939 at Immanuel Lutheran Church and farmed in the Huilsburg area for over 53 years. Sometime after the death of Myrtle, Fred married Margaret (nee Squires) Eichstaedt in 1972 at St. Paulís Ev. Lutheran in Slinger. After his retirement from dairy farming Fred began tending and raising apples on the orchard on the family farm. He was a long time member of Trinity Ev. Lutheran church in Huilsburg and latter a member of St. Paulís Ev. Lutheran in Slinger.

Fred was preceded in death by his wives, Myrtle in 1970 and Margaret in 2004. He is survived by his children, Barbara Mertig of Tennessee, Dennis (Phyllis) Falkenstein of California and Gary (Meggie) Falkenstein of Hartford; 17 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

The funeral service for Fred was Tuesday, March 13, 2007 St. Paulís Ev. Lutheran Church in Slinger, with Rev. James A. Castillo officiating. Visitation was Tuesday at church prior to the service. Interment was at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Hillside Home Care Hospice, 709 S. University Ave., Beaver Dam.

Berndt-Ledesma Funeral Home-Hartford served the family.