Elmer Leonard Werbelow, 75

Elmer Leonard Werbelow, 75, of West Bend, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010.

Elmer was born on Feb. 8, 1935, to Chas and Martha (nee Kriewaldt) in Belle Plaine.

Elmer graduated from Shawano High School in 1954. He married Joan H. (nee Hartwig) on Nov. 23, 1957, in Wisconsin. Elmer started working at Silgan Containers in Menomonee Falls in 1966 and retired in 1995. For many years, Elmer enjoyed woodworking and admiring birds.

Elmer is survived by his children, Ricky (Stacey Eastwood) Werbelow, Linda (Daryl) Duenkel, Bonnie (Kurt) Rasmussen, Gayle (Mark) Brodzeller, Cheryl (David) Filo, Daniel (Kelly) Werbelow, Shawn (Carmen Lehtola) Werbelow and Bryan Werbelow; grandchildren, Jeramy (Tammy) Werbelow, Shane, Wayne (Michelle), David and Rachel (Ryan) Koeferl, Bryanne, Nathan, Katelyn, Jesse, Shelby, Cierra and Conrad. He is further survived by one sister, Sally (Roger) Schreiber; two brothers, Roger (Mary) and Harvey (the late Joyce) Werbelow; brothers-in-law, Clayton Hogan, Ray Nicholaus, Dave (Jeanie), and Roger (Joyce) Hartwig; sister in-law, Ruth (Orville) Hartleben.

Elmer is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Joan; oldest son, Mark on Aug. 21, 1976; grandson, Nicolas on Oct. 14, 1995; and sisters, Sadie (Vernon) Kratzke, Bernice Hogan and Irene Nicholaus; sister inlaw, Ethel (Bob) Lemberger; and brother-in-law, Ken Hartwig.

A funeral service for Elmer will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010, at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel in West Bend. Visitation will be at the funeral home only from noon until time of service.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family. www.phillipfuneralhome.com.