Gerald J. ‘Butch’ Eifert, 71

Gerald J. "Butch" Eifert, age 71, of Hartford passed away Monday, Sept. 19, 2011 at Kathy Hospice in West Bend. 

He was born April 1, 1940 in Hartford to Carl and Elsie (nee Zastrow) Eifert. 

Gerald worked for the city of Hartford for over 30 years and could always be seen on the back of the garbage truck. He enjoyed bowling and working in his yard. Gerald was a member of St. John United Church of Christ and served faithfully anywhere they had a need. 

He is survived by his sister-in-law Lou Anne Eifert of Hartford; his nephew Brad (Tracy) Eifert of West Bend; and his great nephews Conrad and Brandon. Gerald is further survived by other relatives and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Glen Eifert. 

Funeral services for Gerald will be held Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. at the Shimon Funeral Home, Hartford. The Rev. Jack Freiheit will officiate. Family will greet relatives and friends on Thursday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Interment at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hartford on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011 at 10 a.m. 

Memorials in Gerald’s name may be given to Kathy Hospice or St. John’s United Church of Christ in Hartford. 

The Shimon Funeral Home is assisting the family; 262-673-9500, www.shimonfuneralhome.com.