Lester "Fritz" F. Wellhoefer

Lester "Fritz" F. Wellhoefer, 86, of the town of Herman, passed away on Saturday, May 2, 2009, at Kathy Hospice.

Fritz was born on May 20, 1922, in the town of Herman to Johann and Ottilia (nee Derge) Wellhoefer. He maintained the family farm with Gusti Graf until her death in August 2000. Fritz enjoyed farming, animals, birds, watching the Brewers and watching the Green Bay Packers.

Fritz is survived by his nephews, Victor Wellhoefer of Neenah, Bruce (Cindy) Wellhoefer of Oshkosh; and niece Karen (Joe) Hauwiller of Eden Prairie, Minn. He is further survived by great-nieces, Sherry, Paula, Candace Elyse; great nephews Christian and Joel; loyal and special neighbors, Larry (Joanne) Gruel; cousins, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Leslie of Neenah and Clarence of West Bend.

A graveside committal prayer will be on Wednesday, May 6, 2009, at 1 p.m. at Washington County Memorial Park of West Bend.

The Phillip Funeral Home of Slinger is assisting the family. www.phillipfuneralhome.com.