Eugene Norbert Kolvenbach, 81

Eugene Norbert Kolvenbach passed away peacefully  Wednesday, June 2, 2010, at the age of 81.

He was the devoted husband to Leta (nee Dvorak) and loving father to Elizabeth and Rachel (Greg) Langen. He was the proud grandpa to Evan, Emma, Nicholas, Audry and Connor.

Eugene was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Anna (nee Myszewski); and brother, Robert. He is survived by his brother, Carl; and sister, Therese (Kolvenbach) Freeland; special niece and nephews, cousins and life-long friends.

Eugene was born in  Milwaukee. He graduated from Marquette High School and attended  Marquette  University.  He retired from the post office after 55 years of faithful service, he then volunteered his time at the International Institute of Wisconsin. A deeply religious man, he spent his life helping others in his own quiet and gentle way.

A visitation will be held Saturday, June 5, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Lumen Christi Church, 2700 W. Mequon Road, Mequon, with a Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. Interment will be at  Holy Trinity Cemetery, Milwaukee, on Monday, June 7 at 2:30 p.m.

Schramka-Densow Funeral Home in Thiensville is serving the family.