Edmund J. Parchim,
J. Parchim, “Ed,” 84, of Granville Road, Cedarburg died peacefully on
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at the Lighthouse of West Bend where he had
resided for the past month.
He was born on April 28, 1928, in Milwaukee, son of August P. and Clara
Schwartz Parchim. The family moved to the Newburg area where he attended
a one room schoolhouse. Ed later moved to the town of Cedarburg. He
served his country in the US Army during the Korean War from 1951-1953.
On Sept. 11, 1954, he married Rosemary Gerlach of West Bend at Holy
Angels Catholic Church in West Bend. Together they started a family. In
1964 they moved to Granville Road.
Ed was a hard-working family man, a concrete mason and brick layer by
trade. He started with Krause Construction and Tews Concrete for many
years. He also worked with many construction companies through the
Cement Masons Local Union, retired in 1985. He drove truck for Liesener
Soils of Jackson for almost 10 years.
He will be remembered as a fun grandpa, a “jack of all trades,” able to
tear down and rebuild almost anything. This trait he certainly has
passed down to his children and grandchildren. He is also a gamer for
his generation, excelling in bingo, sheepshead and the slots.
With great pride he was a member to the Rose-Harms American Legion Post
355 of Grafton and Cedarburg/ Grafton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post
10171. He is survived by his wife Rosemary, his children Sue (the late
George) Pujanauski of the Town of Saukville, Patty (Rich) Vey of
Grafton, Kenny (Brenda) Parchim of Cedarburg, Nancy (Owen) Cherry of
Eagle River, Terry (Diana) Parchim of Sheboygan, Randy Parchim of Waldo
and Dennis Parchim of Cedarburg. He is further survived by 11
grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, a sister Delores (the late
Dave) Mueller of West Bend, a brother August “Augie” (Bernice) Parchim
of Little Kohler, two brothers- in-law Ralph (the late Delores) Rosbeck
of West Bend and Herbie (the late Evelyn) Strupp of West Bend, nieces,
nephews, other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by two sisters Frances and Leona, a brother
John, and granddaughter Sara Pujanauski.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, at Divine
Savior Parish-St. Rose Chapel, 305 Fredonia Ave., Fredonia. The Reverend
Todd Budde, pastor will be the celebrant. Visitation 2-5 p.m. Tuesday,
Nov. 20 at church. Interment will take place in St. Francis Bourgia
Catholic Cemetery, Cedarburg.
Memorials to Alzheimer’s Association of SE Wisconsin, 620 S. 76th St.
#160, Milwaukee, WI 53214 are appreciated.
Poole Funeral Home/Crematory, Port Washington, is assisting the family.
Information and condolences at 262-284-4431 or