Lawrence ‘Red’ Entress, 83


Lawrence "Red" Entress passed away at home on Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, at the age of 83 years.

Red was born in Whitewater on March 21, 1927, to Emil and Lucile (nee Lutz) Entress and married Carol (nee Haseley) on June 12, 1954, at St. John Lutheran Church in Port Washington.

Red graduated from Janesville High School in 1945, graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 1954 and went to the University of Iowa in Iowa City, where he received his master’s degree. Red served in the U.S. Navy from 1945 to 1946, in World War II and was honorably discharged. He was stationed in the Pacific Theater and the survey ship at Bikini Island. For four years on Friday nights, Red played semi-professional football for the Delavan Red Devils and on Saturdays he played football for UW-Whitewater. In 1972, Red was inducted into the UW-Whitewater Football Hall of Fame.
He started his teaching career in Thiensville. He became principal and teacher at Pleasant Valley School and ended his career after many years as principal of Westlawn Elementary School in Cedarburg.

He also was a member of the Cedarburg Lions Club, Peter Wollner American Legion Post, was a docent at the Cedarburg General Store and was a Stephen Minister at First Immanuel Lutheran Church in Cedarburg.
He will be deeply missed by his wife, Carol, of Cedarburg; his children, Jeffrey (Patricia) of Brookfield and Jill (Richard) Cooper of Grafton; grandchildren, Emily, Carolyn and Alec Entress of Brookfield, Kaitlyn, Carly and Jimmy Cooper of Grafton; and sister Marion (Bill) Moore of Scottsdale, Ariz. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, Oct. 8, 2010 at 1 p.m. at First Immanuel Lutheran Church, W67 N622 Evergreen Blvd., in Cedarburg.

Interment will be at Immanuel Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church on Friday from 10 a.m. until 12:45 p.m.

Mueller Funeral Home in Cedarburg is serving the family. For online condolences please go to  www.muellerfuneralhome.com.