Claude Rene Ouvrard, 62

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010, at 3 p.m.

at Advent Lutheran Church for Claude Rene Ouvrard, who left us far too soon on Jan. 15, 2010, after a courageous battle with brain cancer at the age of 62. Family will receive friends at the church on Saturday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Cancer Society are appreciated. Online condolences may be sent by visiting

Claude was born in LaRochelle, France, on May 6, 1947, to Eliane (neeDroaux) and Rene J. Ouvrard. Claude was united in marriage to Nancy (nee Cosma) on Dec. 4, 1982, in Chicago. Claude was a commercial airline pilot for 32 years, most recently with Northwest Airlines.

After retiring from the airlines, Claude started Catch Five Charters which operated out of Bailey’s Harbor in Door County.

Claude is survived by his wife, Nancy; children, Danielle, Alissa, Michael and Suzie; grandchildren, Graham, Elliott, Christian and Katherine; mother, Eliane; brother, Philippe; as well with many other relatives and friends.

Claude was preceded in death by his father.

Mueller Funeral Home in Cedarburg is serving the family.