Lloyd E. Etta, 85

Lloyd E. Etta, 85, of Kewaskum, passed away on Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, at the Samaritan Health Center in West Bend.

He was born on March 28, 1926, in Kewaskum, the son of the late John and Golda (Backhaus) Etta, and on Aug. 27, 1949, he was united in marriage to Rita Waranius at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Cascade.

Lloyd was a lifelong farmer in the town of Kewaskum and a construction worker for 25 years. Some of the local area building projects Lloyd worked on were Holy Trinity Catholic School, the Kewaskum Library, the Kewaskum Theater and Hartford Memorial Hospital.

He was a member of the Kewaskum Lions Club, Kewaskum Sportsmen’s Club, the National Wild Turkey Federation and Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Kewaskum. Lloyd will fondly be remembered as one who enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Those Lloyd leaves behind to cherish his memory include his loving wife of 62 years, Rita; seven children, Jane (John) Guzzonato of Coal Valley, Ill., Robert Etta of Kewaskum, Anne (William) Dreier of West Bend, Terry (Connie) Etta of Kewaskum, Laurie (Ted) Agnello of Washougal, Wash., Holli (Matthew) Gruss of Kewaskum and Michelle Etta of Madison; 13 grandchildren, Melissa and Diana Guzzonato, David Cibulka, Roxanne, Jessica and Shania Etta, Amy Petsch, Adam, Aaron and Griffen Agnello, Keegan, Braeden and Kaedan Gruss; three sisters-in-law, Joann Schneider of Phoenix, Marcella Fellenz of Spokane, Wash. and Rosalie (Kenneth) Vass of Batavia, Ill.; a brother-in-law, Anthony (Pat) Waranius of Clearwater, Fla.; and other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, Lloyd was preceded in death by a brother, Earl (Dorothy) Etta, and two brothers-in-law, Burno Fellenz and Joseph Schneider.

A Mass of Christian burial for Lloyd will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Kewaskum. Father Edwin Kornath will officiate and burial will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery in Sheboygan.

Relatives and friends may call on Tuesday at the church from 3 p.m. until the time of Mass.

Memorials to Holy Trinity Catholic School are appreciated.

The Miller Funeral Home in Kewaskum has been entrusted with Lloyd’s arrangements. Additional information and guestbook may be found at www.millermartinfh.com.

Lloyd’s family extends their heartfelt appreciation to the staff at the Samaritan Health Center, St. Joseph’s Hospital, and to Dr. Preisler and Dr. Sammis for the care provided to Lloyd.