Lewis F. Techtman, 71

Lewis F. Techtman, 71, of West Bend, passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2007 at SynergyHealth St. Joseph’s Hospital, town of Polk.

He was born on Jan. 29, 1936 in West Bend to the late Edwin and Martha (nee Abel) Techtman.

He graduated from West Bend High School, then served in the U.S. Air Force for four years.

On July 30, 1960 he was united in marriage to Doris Keller at St. Lucas Lutheran Church in Kewaskum. Doris passed away on June 10, 1993.

Lewis was employed as a mason, first running his own business, Techtman Construction, and then working for Summertime Construction and Muckerheide Construction.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

He loved spending time with his grandchildren and playing with his bassett hound puppy, Buford. He enjoyed polka music and always listened to WTKM.

He was a long-time member of Good Shepherd Ev. Lutheran Church, West Bend.

He is survived by two daughters, Julie (Alan) Kreighbaum of Michigan City, Ind., and Kim (Tony) LePine of Mosinee; five grandchildren, Sara Kreighbaum, Scott Kreighbaum, Anna Kreighbaum, Kaitlyn LePine and John LePine; two sisters, Marie Wiedmeyer of West Bend and Eleanor (Harold) Runke of New Ulm, Minn.; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Walter Wiedmeyer.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 5 at 1:30 p.m. at Good Shepherd Ev. Lutheran Church, Decorah Road and Indiana Avenue, West Bend. Rev. Robert Hein will officiate and burial will follow in Washington County Memorial Park, West Bend.

Visitation will be at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of services.

Myrhum-Patten Funeral & Cremation Service, West Bend, is assisting the family, 334-2776.

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