Howard F. Beistle, 76

Howard F. Beistle, 76, of Allenton, passed away Wednesday, March 24, 2010, at his residence.

He was born on Oct. 7, 1933, on the family homestead farm in the town of Addison to the late John J. and Mary (nee Van Beek) Beistle.

Howard worked for the West Bend Company and was a member of their 25-year club. He enjoyed hobby farming, especially his sheep and cats. Howard was a member of Resurrection Catholic Church.

He is survived by four brothers, Rayner (Lois) of Fond du Lac, Thomas (Betty) of West Bend, Peter of Hartford and James of Centuria; two sisters, Rita Eisenmann of Kewaskum and Ramona Pfeifer of Hartford; a sisterin-law, Helen Beistle of Slinger; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Howard his preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Paul and John C.; sister, Jeanette (John) Weinberger; two brothersin-law, Ralph Eisenmann and Ruben Pfeifer and one sisterin-law, Marlene Beistle.

A Memorial Mass in remembrance of Howard will be held on Saturday, April 17, at 11 a.m. at Resurrection Catholic Church, 215 N. Main St., Allenton, with the Rev. Richard Stoffel presiding. Visitation will be at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the Mass.

Memorials in Howard’s name to Resurrection Catholic Church or the Washington County Humane Society are appreciated by the family.

Cremation took place at Myrhum-Patten Funeral and Cremation Service. Online guest book and condolences may be found at