Allen A. ĎAlí Eilbes, 52

Allen A. "Al" Eilbes, 52, of Theresa, entered into eternal life on July 19, 2010. He taught all of us how to battle cancer for seven years with courage and humor and has now taught us how to die with honor, dignity and love for his family.

Allen was born on Sept. 23, 1957, in Cedarburg to Alois and Kathryn (nee Junk) Eilbes. Allen graduated from Cedarburg High School in 1976. While working full-time for another business, Allen worked alongside his dad to form Al Eilbes & Sons. After his dadís retirement, Al took it to a full-time occupation in which his sons have joined him. On July 30, 1983, Allen married Mary Beth Wieseler at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Milwaukee. They made their home in West Bend for 19 years and then moved to their present home in Theresa.

Allen is survived by his wife, Mary Beth; and his three sons, Michael, Andrew and Matthew, all at home; one beloved granddaughter, Bailey; his mother, Kathryn Eilbes of West Bend; his sister, Mary Therese (John) Johnson of West Bend; his brother, Paul (Nancy) Eilbes of Cedarburg; and three nieces, one nephew, two great-nieces, and two great-nephews all very close to their "Uncle Fuzzy;" his mother-in-law, Carol Wieseler of Milwaukee; his brothers-inlaw, Michael Wieseler of Hartford and Tom Wieseler of Milwaukee; and many other loving relatives. Allen is also survived by an extraordinary friend and maple syrup pal of 30 years, Mike (Peg) Uihlen and family; his special school friend, Joel Hackert and many, many friends.

He is preceded in death by his dad, Alois Eilbes; and his father-in-law, William Wieseler.

A memorial Mass will be held on Friday, July 23, 2010, at 7:30 p.m. at Resurrection Catholic Church, Allenton. Family will receive friends from 4 p.m. until the time of Mass.

In lieu of flowers, Masses or donations to Froedtert Hospital Foundation Clinical Cancer Center, The Kathy Hospice, or to the family appreciated.

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The family would especially like to thank Dr. Charles Kaufman, the Froedtert Cancer Doctors and nurses of 4NTW who through their care and compassion made the last seven years tolerable, and the staff of The Kathy Hospice.