Albert Sudbrink

Albert Sudbrink of the town of Grafton died early Sunday morning, Jan. 18, 2009 at Columbia St. Maryís Hospital in Mequon, at the age of 89. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Jan. 24 at St. Johnís Lutheran Church, 1193 Lakefield Road, Grafton. Visitation will be held at the church on Saturday, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., prior to the funeral service. The Eernisse Funeral Home in Port Washington is assisting the family with arrangements.

Albert was born on March 25, 1919 in the town of Saukville, son of Theodore and Maria Lubahn Sudbrink. A veteran, Albert served in the U.S. Army during World War II. On Jan. 6, 1945, he married Lucille Dowe at St. Johnís Church parsonage in Lakefield. The couple farmed in the town of Grafton and Albert also worked at Mercury Marine in Cedarburg for 25 years.

Albert was a member of St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Lakefield and Rose Harms American Legion Post in Grafton. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed the Packers, Brewers and Bucks. In his younger days he played the concertina and still enjoyed listening to polka music.

Albert is survived by his wife, Lucille; three daughters, Judith (Bernard) Schreiner of Glendale, Audrey (Kerry) Kanies of Hubertus and Alberta (Fred) Mess of Sussex; three grandchildren, Jonathan, Elizabeth and Katherine; one great-granddaughter, Arlee Noel; his brother, Milton (Myrtle) Sudbrink of Sussex; and three sisters, LaVerne Groth of Cedarburg, Dolores (Bruno) Lorenz of Grafton and Irene (Robert) Jordan of Hot Springs, Alaska.

Albert was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Johnís Lutheran Church appreciated.

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