Bruce Mieloch, 66

Bruce Mieloch of Grafton passed away peacefully at his residence on Monday, Nov. 3, 2008. He was 66.

Bruce was born in Milwaukee on Sept. 13, 1942, son of Edward and Dolores (Trojanowski) Mieloch.

He graduated from Boys Tech High School in Milwaukee in 1960.

Bruce was united in marriage with Judith Jozwowski in Milwaukee on Oct. 5, 1963.

The couple moved to Grafton in 1973 with their children.

Judy preceded Bruce in death this past February.

Mieloch was a former employee of Perlick Co. in Milwaukee. He retired in 2001 as a journeyman industrial machine repairman.

Bruce was one of three American Kennel Club registered dog handlers in the state of Wisconsin. He and Judy had traveled through seven states and Canada, working around 110 dog shows a year.

He was a member of the Kettle Moraine Kennel Club, the Portuguese Water Dog Club of America and the Waukesha Kennel Club.

When not working with his dogs, Bruce enjoyed hunting and fishing, being outdoors and was a Harley enthusiast.

He also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

Bruce is survived by his two children, Curtis Mieloch and Kim (David) Huebner; and six grandchildren, Nicholas, Amanda, Jessica, Cassandra, Edward and Melissa. He is further survived by in-laws, John (Bonnie) Jozwowski of Eagle River and James (Annette) Jozwowski of New Berlin; former-daughter-in-law Kimberly Mieloch of Port Washington; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife.

Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Eernisse Funeral Home in Port Washington, 1600 W. Grand Ave. (highways 33 and LL).

Fr. James Ernster will officiate.

The family will receive visitors at the funeral home on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m.

Memorials to the family are suggested.

Online condolences can be left at www.eernissefuneralhome.com.