Therese J. Oelhafen

Therese J. Oelhafen, nee Vogt, of West Bend, entered into eternal peace on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2007 at Cedar Lake Health Care Center, after 93 years of life.

Therese was born on Jan. 5, 1914, the daughter of Nicholas and Helena (nee Jansen) Vogt in West Bend, where she was also raised.

She was a graduate of West Bend High School with the class of 1932 and later attended Beauty Culture School in Mil-waukee.

On July 1, 1939, she devoted her love to John August Oelhafen at Holy Angels Catholic Church. After marriage, the couple began a loving family of their own.

Their family moved to the town of Wayne, where they engaged in farming until their retirement.

Throughout the years, Therese also worked at Gehl Co., and was a transporter for Cedar Communi-ty.

She will be remembered for her wonderful cooking and being a blue-ribbon baker. She loved playing cards, enjoyed bird watching, nature and gardening.

Therese will be deeply missed by her loving children, John (Bev) Oelhafen, James (Carol) Oelhafen and Cindy (John) Shaske, all of the town of Wayne; her special friend, Lloyd Theisen of Cedar Bay West; her adored grandchildren, Brian (Shelly) Oelhafen, Mary (Ron) Beine, Pam (Dan) Beine, Tim Oelhafen, Brad (Heather) Oelhafen and Greg and Eric Shaske; and her 10 dear great-grandchildren.

She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Preceding her in death were her husband, John; a granddaughter, Brenda Oelhafen; two brothers, Clarence and Carl (Helen) Vogt; her sister, Helen (Harvey) Oelhafen; and her brother-in-law, Edwin Ihlenfeld.

Visitation with family and friends will be held on Thursday, Sept. 20, from 3 until 6:30 p.m. at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel, 1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday at 7 p.m. at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 1025 S. Seventh Ave., West Bend.

Interment will take place in Washington County Memorial Park, West Bend, on Friday at 10 a.m.

The Oelhafen family would like to extend their appreciation in advance for memorials in lieu of flowers.

They famly would like to express their sincere appreciation to the staff of Cedar Crossings on Chestnut at Cedar Community.