Norma C. Ehlke, 95

Norma C. Ehlke, 95, of West Bend, passed away on Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, at Sacred Heart St. Mary’s Hospital in Rhinelander.

She was born on Sept. 7, 1917, in Freistadt, the daughter of the late Gustav and Clara (Wendt) Kressin, and on Aug. 16, 1941, she was united in marriage to Wilmer Ehlke at Trinity Lutheran Church in Freistadt. Wilmer preceded Norma in death on Jan. 20, 2004.

Norma was a member of Pilgrim Lutheran Church in West Bend.
Those Norma leaves behind to cherish her memory include her daughter, Shirley (Robert) Mayer of West Bend; four grandchildren, Jeremy Mayer, Ryan Mayer (special friend, Emily Baumgartner), Adam Mayer (special friend, Soraya Shafaie) and Jolene (Sam) Rathke; two sisters-in-law, Hildegard (Walter) Eichstadt of the town of Jackson and Leona Hilgendorf of Menomonee Falls; a brother-inlaw, Junior Ehlke of the town of Jackson; and other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband and parents, Norma was preceded in death by three sisters, Ruth Boehlke, Rose Kurth and Ellen Wolfgram, and a brother, Elmer Kressin.

Funeral services for Norma will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, at Pilgrim Lutheran Church in West Bend. Rev. Joseph Fisher will officiate and burial will be at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday in Christ Lutheran Cemetery in the town of Jackson.

Relatives and friends may call on Wednesday at the church from 5:30 p.m. until the time of services.

Memorials to Pilgrim Lutheran Church are appreciated.

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