Douglas A. ‘Doug’ Kornemann, 78

Douglas A. "Doug" Kornemann of Grafton passed away on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, at Luther Manor at River Oaks, Mequon, at the age of 78. He was born on Sept. 2, 1934, in Milwaukee to Albert and Madelyn Kornemann (nee Peot), who both preceded him in death.

He was a graduate of Mother of Good Counsel, Messmer High School, Marquette University (earning his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration), and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (earning his Master’s degree in education).

He served in the U.S. military (Army) twice; once in the regular Army in the 1950s and later as a medic in the 32nd Division during the Berlin Crisis from 1961 to 1962. He was honorably discharged.

He worked for 17 years as an inside and outside sales representative, plus store manager for Goodyear throughout Wisconsin; after which he worked for Praefke Brake for two years. Upon receiving his Master’s degree in education, he taught at Gateway Technical College for a year and then became an instructor in the marketing department of the business division at Milwaukee Area Technical College, teaching sales, advertising and internship courses for over 25 years. Before retiring he had become the marketing department chairman.

He helped mentor and coach the MATC DECCA Club students, developing sales promotion and advertising campaigns for national competition, along with doing the same for his students competing in AAA competitions held in Madison each March. Many of his students competed and won many kudos. He also served in committees that helped to develop a marriage between business needs and the needs of the MATC students.

Upon retirement in May 2002, he traveled with his wife, Judy, played golf many times a week, took art classes, worked out at Feith YMCA five times a week, consulted companies giving them marketing ideas, and mentored his graduates of MATC.

He and his surviving wife, Judith R. "Judy" Kornemann, were married for 52 years, living 45 of those years in Grafton. He is also survived by his son, Michael D. Kornemann (Phyllis) of Madison; his son, David D. Kornemann of Shorewood; his daughter, Susan E. Kornemann Hansen (Michael) of West Bend; and granddaughters, Amelia M. Hansen and Lydia J. Hansen.

With deep gratitude and love, the Kornemann family gratefully thanks all the people at Luther Manor at River Oaks for the loving care you gave him during this last year.

A private immediate-family-only service will be held at a future date at Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory of Cedarburg.

In lieu of any flowers, donations to any charity of choice, Feith YMCA of Saukville or Riveredge Nature Center of Newburg are appreciated.

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Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family.