Henry Andrew Deer

Henry Andrew Deer, 84, of West Bend died on Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010, but lives on in the hearts of all that knew and loved him.

He was born on Feb. 3, 1926 in Milwaukee to Phillip and Marie (nee Sieber) Deer. Henry married Frances (nee Russell) on Sept. 23, 1953 in Chattanooga, Tenn. Henry worked for City of Milwaukee Housing Authority and later retired from Rhea County High School after 20 years of service.

Henry is preceded in death by his beloved wife Frances, his brother Phillip and daughter-in-law Constance Beck-Deer.

He is survived by his children Ralph (Sharon) Deer, Sharon (Charles) Gromacki, Randy (Carol) Deer, Tom Deer, Cynthia (Dennis) Roddy. Also by his grandchildren Susan (Rick) Kuehn, Daniel Henner, David (Kelly) Gromacki, Michele (Bill) Wilkin, Michael (Lisa) Gromacki, Lisa (Mike) Magurany, Shawn (Carly) Deer, Amanda (Jay) Stys, Erin Roddy, Adam Deer, Ryan (Kristin) Roddy. Also, greatgrandchildren Lauren and Olivia Gromacki; Jacob, Ben and Andrew Wilkin; Alexandra, Gabrielle and Victoria Gromacki; Riley and Ellison Magurany; Mia, Aidan and Talan Roddy; Tyler Henry and Owen Deer.

He is also survived by sisters-in-law Shirley Deer and Charlotte Keyser, brother-in-law Labon Tatum; nieces Lynda Fisher, Darla, Sheryl and Vicki Deer; other beloved relatives and friends. Henry was a member of Immanuel UCC Church in West Bend.

A memorial service for Henry will be at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010 at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel, 1420 W. Paradise Dr. in West Bend. Gathering will be from 11:30 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorials are appreciated to Serenity Villa, 1650 American Eagle Drive, Slinger, WI 53086.

A special "Thank You" to Tracy and the staff at Serenity Villa for all their loving care of Henry.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family, at (262) 338-2050 or www.phillipfuneralhome.com