Earl W. Kleinke, 63

Earl W. Kleinke, 63, of Kewaskum, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, at his home.

He was born on Aug. 24, 1948, in West Bend, the son of the late Marvin and Dolores (Heberer) Kleinke, and on Aug. 25, 1973, he was united in marriage to Marie Ebert at St. Lucas Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kewaskum.

Earl was a member of St. Lucas Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kewaskum, Kewaskum Lions Club, New Fane Sportsmanís Club, Campbellsport Sportsmanís Club, Kettle Moraine Sportsmanís Club and a charter member of Wings over Wisconsin and Gateway Gobblers. He was a bus driver for Johnson School Bus Service in Kewaskum for 24 years, and Earl and Marie were the owners and operators of Amerahn Hall and Tavern in Kewaskum for 32 years.

Those Earl leaves behind to cherish his memory include his wife, Marie; two sons, Brian (Jennifer) Klein-ke and Adam Kleinke both of Kewaskum; four grandsons, Xander, Xavier, Xane and Xackary Kleinke; three brothers, Charles Kleinke of Kewaskum, Cliff (Alice) Kleinke of Eau Claire and Edmond (Nancy) Kleinke of West Bend; four sisters, Yvonne (Bruce) Schumacher of St. Paul, Minnesota, Annette Wienke of Milwaukee, Suzette (Val) Fischer of Day-ton, Ohio and Claudette (Jim) Guell of Eden, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services for Earl will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, at St. Lucas Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kewaskum. The Rev. Timothy Henning will officiate and burial will follow in Lutheran Memorial Park in Kewaskum.

Relatives and friends may call at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of services.

The Miller Funeral Home in Kewaskum has been entrusted with Earlís arrangements. Additional information and guest book may be found at www.millermartinfh.com.