George M Kachelmeyer, 82

George M. Kachelmeyer, 82, of Hartford, passed away on Monday, Aug. 22, 2011, at Cedar Lake Health and Rehabilitation Center.

He was born in Milwaukee on Oct. 20, 1928, to the late Carl and Rose (nee Elter). George married Patricia (nee Ramseyer) on Nov. 24, 1956. He worked as a letter carrier for over 30 years. He enjoyed bowling, golfing, and was an animal lover. He was a member of the National Association of Letter Carriers.

George is survived by his wife of 54 years, Pat; children, Rose (Paul) Bellefeuil, Julie (Erik) Knoblock, Paul (Sue), and Steven (Sara); grandchildren, Colleen (John) Busateri, Kelly Bellefeuil, Kristy (Tom) Knipple, Mike (Tanya) Knoblock, Lindsey (John) Engrav, Brian and Emma Kachelmeyer; great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Kimberly, Angela, and Jessica Busateri, Jake and Jessica Knoblock; sisters-in-law, Virginia and Carol Kachelmeyer; brother-in-law, Richard Ramseyer; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his brothers, Dick, Carl (Beverly), Dan (Bernice), Joe (Joyce), Jack and Tom Kachelmeyer.

The funeral service will be on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011, at 7 p.m. at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel, 1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend, with Chaplain Beverly Hansen presiding.

Visitation will be held on Aug. 25 from 4 p.m. until the time of service at 7 p.m., also at the funeral home.

Private interment will take place at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 375 Bishop’s Way, Suite 220, Brookfield, WI 53005), or the Washington County Humane Society (3650 State Road 60, Slinger, WI 53086).

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Eric Weber and staff, Dr. Michael Keelan, Jr., Cedar Community and Cedar Home Health and Hospice staff for the compassionate care given to George.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family, (262) 338-2050 or