Rollo E. Eberhardt, 85

Rollo E. Eberhardt, 85, of Thiensville, passed away Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010, at The Cedar Lake Community, West Bend.

He was born Jan. 19, 1925, on the Eberhardt family farm in the town of Cedarburg, to Ray and Louise (Graefe) Eberhardt. He was united in marriage to Janet Schroeder on May 20, 1961, at Gospel Lutheran Church, Milwaukee.
Rollo was proud of his service in the U.S. Marines during World War II, where he served in the Fighting Fourth and saw action on Iwo Jima. After the war, he helped on the family farm and then began a long career at American Can in Milwaukee. Besides his work, Rollo was active in the American Legion and at Trinity Lutheran Church, Friestadt. He was also an avid gardener and nurseryman.

Rollo is survived by faithful friend, Doris Krueger; cousins, Judith (Danny) Arndt, Jerry (Marie) Klug and Doris Reetz; many other relatives and friends.      He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Janet; and his sister, Audrey Eberhardt.

A funeral service in honor of  Rollo will be held at Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church, Freistadt, 10729 W.  Freistadt Road, Mequon, today, Sept. 9, at noon. Visitation will be at the church at 10 a.m. until the time of the service.  Interment will be at Zur Ruhe Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Trinity Lutheran Church, Freistadt, would be appreciated.

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Mueller Funeral Home in Cedarburg is serving the family.