Eunice M. Bathke, 89

Eunice M. Bathke, 89, of 1300 W. Lincoln Ave., Port Washington, died 
Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, at Aurora Medical Center in Grafton.

She was born on Oct. 6, 1922, in Belgium, Wis., the daughter of 
Nicholas and Amelia Antoine Mueller. She grew up and attended local 
schools. She was quite sports-minded in her youth. She met a young 
basketball referee named Harold J. Bathke. They married on Oct. 23, 
1940, at St. Mary’s Church in Lake Church, town of Belgium.  He 
preceded her in death on Sept. 14, 1994.

She had lived over 40 years on West Norport Drive in Port Washington, 
moving to Lincoln Village in 2006.

She was quite a social person, chatting with the neighbors. She 
enjoyed bowling and golfing, even into last season. A loving grandma 
to all, she was quite fond of her canine pal, Misty.

She is survived by her children, Judi (the late Dennis) Manke of 
Tomahawk, Paul (Sandy) Bathke of Cookeville, Tenn., Bobbie (the late 
Jack) Scheftgen of Port Washington, Jill (Jim) Schroeder of Cedarburg 
and Joan (Dick) Meier of Saukville. One of her children, Jackie Klas, 
preceded her in death.

She is also survived by 18 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; one 
great-greatgrandson; her sister, Germaine Foster of Whitewater; son-
in-law, Ken (Pat Tumanic) Klas of Port Washington; other relatives 
and many dear friends and neighbors.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 6:30 p.m. today, 
Feb. 2, at St. Peter of Alcantara Catholic Church, 1802 N. Wisconsin 
St., Port Washington.  The Rev. Patrick Wendt will be the celebrant. 
Visitation will take place from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. today at the 
church, with a 4 p.m. rosary.  Interment will be at St. Mary’s 
Cemetery, Port Washington.

Memorials to the American Cancer Society, St. Peter’s Church or the 
charity of choice appreciated.

Information and condolences can be found online at or 
by calling 284-4431. Poole Funeral Home/Crematory, Port Washington, 
is assisting the family.