Olaf G. Fuchs, 58

Olaf Guenther Fuchs, 58, of West Bend, passed away Thursday Nov. 13, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital, town of Polk.

He was born July 7, 1950, in Bad Kreuznach, Germany to the late Emil and Helena (Kristen) Fuchs.

Olaf came to the U.S. in 1955 with his parents. He attended West Bend High School and graduated in the class 1968.

Following high school, he attended the University of Wisconsin-Washington County where he earned an associate degree.

On July 3, 1976, Olaf was united in marriage to Carol Diels at St. Lucas Lutheran Church in Kewaskum.

He later went on to attend the Moraine Park Technical College (MPTC) for tool and die. He worked as a tool and die maker for the Gehl Company and also as a gunsmith.

Most recently he went back to MPTC where he learned to become a computer numerical control (CNC) operator.

He enjoyed hunting, was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association and belonged to the Barton Sportsmanís Club. He was also a member of the Harley Owners Group (HOGs). He spent his time building model airplanes, he like riding motorcycles, sports cars and playing with remote control cars.

He is survived by his daughter, Michele (Brandon) Sagan of West Bend; his former wife, Carol; several cousins, Wolfgang (Inge) Fuchs of Rudesheim, Germany, Wilfred Anlauf of Munster, Germany, and Meinolf (Martina) Anlauf of Munster, Germany; his second cousin, Andreas Fuchs of Rudesheim, Germany; other relatives and dear friends.

Private entombment of Olafís cremated remains will be at Washington County Memorial Park.

Memorials to the family are appreciated.

The Myrhum-Patten Funeral & Cremation Service of West Bend is assisting the family.

Online guest book and condolences may be found at www.myrhum-patten.com.