LeRoy Muckerheide, 87

LeRoy Muckerheide, 87, of West Bend, passed away on Sunday, April 3, 2011, at his residence.

He was born on July 18, 1923, on the family farm in the town of Kewaskum to the late Miles and Theckla Muckerheide. LeRoy graduated from Kewaskum High School in the class of 1942. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy during World War II where he was stationed in Japan. On Oct. 8, 1949, he was united in marriage to Ruth Hatzung at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Kewaskum. He worked for McGraw-Edison as a shipping clerk for 19 years before he began working for Tennies Ace Hardware.

LeRoy was a member of St. Johnís Evangelical Lutheran Church in West Bend. He was a member of the American Legion Robert G. Romaine Post 384 as well as the Modern Woodman for 70 years and was a former member of Dezmont (protection of the desert, oceans and mountains) which is part of UCLA. LeRoy enjoyed playing cards, traveling, spending time at his place up north, hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his sister, Marion Muckerheide of Kewaskum; his brother-in-law, Leander Willkomm of West Bend; a special niece, Sheila (Dennis) Stahnke of West Bend; two nieces, Janyce Weaver of McFarland and Lori (Daniel) Montaine of Grafton; three nephews, Kenneth (Dorothy) Willkomm of Rochester, Minn, Robert (Gayle) Willkomm of New Berlin and Alan Willkomm of Rockford, Ill.; his great-niece and great-nephew, Melissa and Ryan Stahnke of West Bend; and many other relatives and friends.

LeRoy was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved wife, Ruth; three sisters-in-law, Mardell Watzlawick, Bernice Willkomm and Esther (Alfred) David; a brother-in-law, Arthur (Olga) Hatzung; and a nephew, Thomas Watzlawick.

Funeral services in remembrance of LeRoy will be held on Sunday, April 10, at 7 p.m. at St. Johnís Evangelical Lutheran Church, 809 S. 6th Ave., West Bend. The Rev. Jeff Dorth will officiate. Visitation will be Sunday at the church from 4 p.m. until the time of the service. Entombment will be Monday at 10 a.m. in Washington County Memorial Park.

Memorials to St. Johnís Evangelical Lutheran Church or to the charity of your choice are appreciated by the family.

Myrhum-Patten Funeral & Cremation Service is serving the family. Online guest book and condolences may be found at www.myrhum-patten.com.