Harold T. Mehring
Harold T. Mehring, 95, of Dundee (Long Lake), formerly of West Bend, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Monday, Nov. 5, 2007, at SynergyHealth St. Jo-seph’s Hospital in the town of Polk.
He was born on Sept. 5, 1912, in Port Washington, the son of the late Gus-tave and Emilia (Klietz) Mehring, and on June 19, 1935, he was united in marriage to Margaret Miller at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Ke-waskum.
Margaret preceded him in death on Aug. 17, 1992.
On Sept. 19, 1997, Harold was united in marriage to Dorothy (Bohn) Schaefer at Holy Angels Catholic Church in West Bend.
Harold started in the fish business in 1930, selling from farm to farm in Ozaukee, Washington and Waukesha counties.
He opened Mehring’s Fishery in downtown West Bend in 1949 and was the first in the state to offer carryout fried fish in 1952.
He retired to Long Lake in 1977 after 47 years in the wholesale and retail fish business.
Harold was a member of Shepherd of the Hills Catholic Church in Eden, the Knights of Columbus Father Casper Rehrl Council 1964 West Bend, West Bend Moose Lodge 1398, Wiscon-sin Fisheries Council and Long Lake Fishing Club.
Survivors include his loving wife, Dorothy; five children, Richard (Jean), Gerald (Nancy), Thomas (Kaye) and James (Beverly) Mehring and Emilie (special friend, Scott Harrison) Fudurich; two stepsons, Richard (Jan) and Robert (Nan) Schaefer and a stepdaughter, Suda (the late Dennis) Schaffer; and two sisters-in-law, Laura Miller and Pearl Miller.
He was the cherished Papa to 15 grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren.
He is also survived by many other relatives and friends.
In addition to his first wife of 57 years, Mar-garet and his parents, Harold was preceded in death by three brothers, Arthur, Walter and Alfred and two sisters, Florence Smith and Helen Nierode (his twin).
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, at Shepherd of the Hills Catholic Church, W1562 Highway B, Eden.
Father Joseph Juknialis and Father Charles Wester will concelebrate, and burial will be in Holy Angels Catholic Church Cemetery in West Bend.
Relatives and friends may call on Friday at the Miller Funeral Home in Kewaskum from 4 until 8 p.m., where a Knights of Colum-bus prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m.
Relatives and friends may also call at the church on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass.
In lieu of flowers, Harold’s wish was that memorials be sent to Shepherd of the Hills Catholic Church.
Additional information and guest book may be found at wwwmillermartinfh.com.
"Eat Fish and Keep Fit"
"Prost Harold, Are You Going to Buy One or Be One?"