Elmer L. Livingston, 93

Elmer L. Livingston passed away at his residence in Grafton on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, at the age of 93.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at 11 a.m.

at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Grafton. Father Michael Barrett will officiate the funeral Mass. The family will receive friends on Saturday, at the church from 9 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. Inurnment will take place at the Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Union Grove.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the charity of your choice are appreciated. Please visit www.muellerfuneralhome.com to view the Elmer L. Livingston video tribute or to send online condolences.

Elmer was born on Oct. 25, 1919, in Canton, the son on Antone Livingston and Katherine (nee Bloom) Livingston. He was united in marriage to Shirley Klima on July 26, 1952, at the St. Mary Help of Christian Catholic Church in West Allis. Their marriage was blessed with four children.

Elmer served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II and was honorably discharged in November of 1945. After returning from the war, Elmer went back to work at Harley-Davidson, where he had been employed prior to his military service, working as a shipping inspector. Elmer retired from Harley-Davidson at the age of 65.

Shortly after his retirement, Elmer decided to go back to Harley- Davidson, working as a tour guide until the age of 85.

Elmer was a longtime active member at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Grafton and he also volunteered his time with St. Vincent DePaul, as well as the Share Program. Elmer was a member of the American Legion in Grafton, and also the VFW in Grafton for over 50 years. Elmer enjoyed square dancing with Shirley and spending time in the yard, but his true love was spending time with his numerous family members.

Elmer is survived by his wife, Shirley Livingston; and children, Christine Livingston, Jeanine (Duane) Wielepski, Karen (Donald) Volkert and Mark (Cheryl) Livingston. He is further survived by 12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Elmer was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Roy Livingston, Laverne Carriveau and Harvey Livingston.

The family would especially like to thank the staff at Vitas Hospice for all of the wonderful care that they provided for Elmer.

Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.