Werner Franz Rediess

Werner Franz Rediess died May 3, 2009, at the age of 81 years.

He was born in Iserlohn Westphalia, Germany, on Aug. 11, 1927. He graduated from Iserlohn Business College in 1944. After the end of the war, he applied for an immigration visa and, with the help of relatives and friends, he immigrated immigrated to the United States on Dec. 31, 1951, by ship from Antwerp, Belgium. In June of 1952, he joined the U.S. Air Force and became an American citizen in Frankfort, Germany in May of 1954. He was very proud of being an American and served for 20 years in the U.S. Air Force.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia (nee Hammer).

He is survived by his daughters, Margaret (Anthony) La Penna and Roberta (Steve) Hollenbock; and grandsons Andrew and Alexander Hollenbock.

A celebration of Franzís life will be held on Wednesday, May 6, 2009, from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Summit Woods Family Room, 2501 Summit Ave., Waukesha. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Zabolicki VA Foundation would be appreciated.

Church and Chapel Funeral Service of Brookfield is serving the family. (262) 786-8030.