Armella I. Gahlman


Armella I. Gahlman (nee Wiesner), 90, of West Bend, died on Tuesday, March 15, 2011, at the Cedar Lake Health and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born on March 14, 1921, to the late Peter and Loretta (nee Batzler) Wiesner.

Survivors include two children, Shirley Gahlman and Maurice "Butch" Gahlman; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Jacob Wiesner; two sisters, Loretta (Norman) Esser and Katherine Reimer; a special niece, Laura Nigh; her former son-in-law, Sylvester Stern; other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Suzanne Gahlman; three sisters, Priscilla Wolf, Mildred Wiesner and Vinelda Thurke; two brothers, Lawrence Wiesner and Adam Wiesner; three brothers-in-law, George Reimer, Anton Wolf and Alfred Thurke; a sister-in-law, Patricia Wiesner; and her former husband, Marurice Gahlman.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 18, at 7 p.m. at the Schmidt Funeral Home in West Bend. Inurnment at Washington County Memorial Park will take place on Saturday, March 26, at 10 a.m. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Friday from 4 p.m. until 6:45 p.m.

The family has requested memorials to the Cedar Community Foundation for the benefit of the Health Care Center.

An online guestbook and condolences are available at www.schmidtfuneralhome.com.