Kenneth C. Wilhelme

Funeral services were held for Kenneth C. Wilhelme on Aug. 8 at Redeemer Ev. Lutheran Church in Cedarburg. Kenneth passed away at his residence on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008, at the age of 75. The Rev. Mark Rohrback officiated the funeral service. Visitation was held prior to the service and interment took place at Immanuel Cemetery in Cedarburg. Mueller Funeral Home in Cedarburg served the family.

Kenneth was born on Jan. 29, 1933 in the town of Cedarburg, son of Carl and Freida (nee Klumb) Wilhelme. On June 14, 1958, he married the love of his life, Rosemary Lederer, at St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Mequon. Their marriage was blessed with three boys.

Kenneth served his country in the U.S. Army from December of 1955 until September of 1957. He went on to work for Riebeís Olds for over 37 years.

Kenneth is survived by his wife, Rosemary Wilhelme; children, Michael (Patricia) Wilhelme and Jeffrey (Toni) Wilhelme; grandchildren, Jacob (Jamie) Wilhelme, Andrew, Michael Jr., Thomas, Jereme, Erin and Ryan Wilhelme; sister, Karen (Gerry) Tellier; stepsisters, Bonnie (Dennis) Caves, Betty (David) Ford, Joanne (Russ) Gloudeman; and stepbrother, Ron (Barb) Rheingans. He is further survived by sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents; his stepmother, Ruby Koehler; and his son, Douglas Wilhelme.

Memorials to the American Cancer Society or to Redeemer Ev. Lutheran Church are appreciated.

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