Alan E. Tietz, 65

Alan E. Tietz, 65, of Grafton, passed away at his residence Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 24, 2013, while surrounded by his loving family.

Alan was born in Milwaukee on Oct. 29, 1947, the son of Jacob and Viola Schmechel Tietz. He was a member of the second graduating class at Homestead High School and attended the University of Wisconsin-Stout, obtaining a Bachelor of Science Degree in engineering. He was a member of the Phi Sigma Epsilon fraternity.

On Aug. 30, 1969, he was united in marriage with Sherry Lofy in Cumberland. The couple settled in Menomonie before moving to the Two Rivers-Manitowoc area and spending 14 years in Fond du Lac before moving to Grafton in 1989. Alan had worked at Bolens in Port Washington before becoming a facility engineer with Wacker Neuson in Menomonee Falls.

Al enjoyed woodworking, fishing and boating, golfing and spending time with his family and grandchildren.

He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Sherry; and their three children, Carrie (William) Schoof of Texas, Brian (Shannon) Tietz and Jamie Mudrick, both of Minnesota. He is further survived by his seven grandchildren, Julia, Lexi, Emma, Maggie, Mia, Will and Dash; two brothers, Lee (Kathy) Gruenewald of Shorewood and Llewellyn (Alice) Tietz of Menomonee Falls; cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A celebration of life will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, at the Eernisse Funeral Home, 1167 Washington Ave., Cedarburg. The family will receive visitors at the Funeral Home from 3 p.m. until services at 4:30 p.m.

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The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be sent to the Ozaukee Humane Society or to the Ozaukee County Food Pantry.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Jeffrey Schenck, Dr. Ranveer Nand, and all the staff and volunteers of Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital Ozaukee and Horizon Home Care & Hospice for their kind and compassionate care.