Helmuth Schwichtenberg, 74

Helmuth S. “Squeaky” Schwichtenberg, 74, of Lake Placid, Fla., died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, at Florida Hospital in Lake Placid. He was a native of Wisconsin, born April 10, 1938, in Washington County, son of Ms. Mataldae and Adolf Schwichtenberg.

He was a U.S. Army veteran. Squeaky served as a police officer in Washington County and a wrecker service officer in West Bend before coming to Lake Placid in 1988 from West Bend. After moving to Lake Placid he worked for Tom Clark as a wrecker officer and for George Mason Citrus as a truck driver.

Squeaky was very generous with his time. He was an avid volunteer for disaster relief, making runs all throughout the states carrying relief items for those stricken. He was a member of Lake Placid Church of Christ, Moose, and lifetime member of the VFW and the American Legion. He was an avid follower of NASCAR and the 12 Hours of Sebring.

Squeaky is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Donna Mae Ewert Schwichtenberg; children, Dean (Teresa), James, Scott Sr., all of West Bend, and Jean of Slinger; brother, Walter of Lomira; seven grandchildren; and he was blessed with three great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be Friday, Nov. 9, at the VFW Post, 260 Sand Drive, West Bend, WI 53095, with visitation at 5:30 p.m., service at 7 p.m. and celebration of life at 8 p.m.