Annemarie Prefontaine, 99

Annemarie Prefontaine (nee Rupp), 99, passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2013. She was born in Nueremburg, Germany on May 7, 1914, to Joseph and Barbara (nee Suda) Rupp. She married Richard Beikiefer who was a pilot and died in WWII. Annemarie came to the USA after WWII and became a U.S. citizen. She worked at the Linden Inn on Big Cedar Lake then was employed as an executive secretary and bookkeeper for a machine manufacturing company in Menomonee Falls. She married Dr. Kenneth Prefontaine, MD, in 1953 and assisted him with his medical practice in Slinger until his retirement in 1989. The couple owned and operated an apple orchard on Cedar Creek Drive for over 15 years. Annemarie was a member of St. Peterís Catholic Church of Slinger. She loved nature and all it had to offer. She was a go-to person that would always take time to listen and if requested, would share learned advice.

She is survived by two nephews who live in Germany, Gerhard Meier and Joachim Rupp; step-daughter, Julie Carlsen; several step-grandchildren and step great-grandchildren; many dear friends and other relatives.

She is preceded in death by her husband Kenneth, parents, and siblings.

The Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at 6 p.m. at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel of West Bend (1420 W. Paradise Drive) with Fr. Richard Stoffel presiding. The visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 10th at the funeral home from 5 p.m. until the time of service at 6:00 PM. Interment will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery in Marinette.

Annemarieís friends would like to thank the staff of Silverbrook at Cedar Lake Health and Rehabilitation Center for their loving care.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family. (262) 338-2050