Howard P. Cordts, 92

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, at 1 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Grafton, for Howard P. Cordts, 92, of Grafton, who passed away peacefully on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012. 

Visitation will be held at the church on Saturday from 11:30 a.m. until 12:45 p.m.  Interment will be in the church cemetery.

Memorials to St. Paul Lutheran Church or the charity of your choice are appreciated. Online condolences may be sent by visiting

Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the family.

Howard was born on June 9, 1919, in North Dakota, the son of Walter and Rose Cordts, who preceded him in death.  Howard proudly served his country during World War II in the United States Army.  Howard was united in marriage to Ardis (nee Estes). She preceded him in death.

Howard enjoyed playing cards at the Grafton Senior Center,  woodworking and raising African violets in his garden. Howard was a member of the American Chemical Society. Howard also volunteered with tax preparation in West Bend through AARP.

Howard is survived by his daughter,  Shirley Cordts (fiancÚ William Krostag); a sister, Patricia Trittin; and a special friend, Joanne Kaus.  Howard is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends and many loving neighbors.