Earl A. Kertscher

Earl A. Kertscher, 87, passed away on Sept. 28, 2011. He was born to Jesse and Elise (nee Weiss) on Aug. 31, 1924, in Farmington. He worked at the O&W Gravel Pit in Newburg for many years. He enjoyed deer hunting in Eagle River and was mechanically inclined. Above all, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his lifelong companion of over 40 years, Bernice; sisters, Florence Pietschmann and Marcella (Rudy) Stadler; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Earl is preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Mildred Galabinske, Evelyn Reimer, Milton Kertscher, Dorothy Breit, Merlin and Ruth Kertscher.

The funeral service will be held on Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, at noon at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel (1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend) with Pastor David Schoob presiding.

The visitation will be held at the funeral home on Monday, Oct. 3, from 10 a.m. until the time of service (noon). Interment will take place at Union Cemetery in Fillmore. Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

The family would like to thank Paula Snider, an extended granddaughter.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family. (262) 338-2050 or www.phillipfuneralhome.com.