Walter Breuer, 86


Walter J. Breuer, 86, passed away on Friday, Sept. , 2011, at Kathy Hospice in West Bend.

He was born in Slinger on May 18, 1925 to Frank and Louise (nee Baier) Breuer. He attended St. Peterís Grade School and graduated from Slinger High School, then began his career in farming.

He married Bernice Brugger on Sept. 11, 1948, at Holy Angelís Catholic Church of West Bend. They resided in St. Anthony for 42 years and after retirement, they moved to West Bend. He enjoyed spending time with his family and helping on the farm and especially loved playing with his grandchildren. Walter was a member of Knights of Columbus.

He is survived by his wife, Bernice; children; Larry Karen) of West Bend, Garry Connie) of West Bend, Terry (Linda) of Slinger, Mark Nancy) of West Bend, Jean Steve) Kearns of Slinger; daughter-in-law, Barb Breuer; grandchildren Anne Tom) Sharkey, Kelly, Lori, Lisa, Julie, Katie, Shelly, Sheri, Ryan, Amanda, Brenda, Brooke, Amy (Patrick) Sullivan, Adam, Angela, Mindy (Kevin) Emmer, Travis, and Austin; one great-granddaughter, Olive; brothers Tom and Jerry (Rosie); sisters Eileen (Sylvester) Goeller, and Mary Peters; sisters-in-law Carole Breuer and Ruth (Joe) Altschaefl; and brother-in-law George (Rose) Brugger, Jr. He is further survived by other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by parents; in-laws, George, Sr. and Olive Brugger; sister, Katherine Becker; brother LeRoy; sister-in-law Katherine Breuer; and brother-inlaw Elroy Peters.

The Mass of Christian burial will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011, at noon at Holy Angels Catholic Church (138 N. 8th Ave, West Bend) with Fr. Gerald Brittain presiding.

Visitation will be held at the church on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass at noon. Memorials would be appreciated to Kathy Hospice (3232 Pleasant Valley Rd, West Bend, WI 53095) or Holy Angels School Trust.
The Phillip Funeral Home of Slinger/West Bend is assisting the family,
(262) 644-5296 / www.phillipfuneralhome.com.