Corwin ‘Bud’ H. Miser, 90

Corwin “Bud” H. Miser of Port Washington passed away Thursday evening, Dec. 19, 2013, at Harbor Cove where he had been residing. He was 90 years old.

Bud was born in Milwaukee on March 7, 1923, the son of Herbert and Johanna Klotz Miser. He was a graduate of Grafton High School with the class of 1940. Bud enlisted in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) at the age of 17. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theatre as part of an antiaircraft unit. On Sept. 8, 1943, Bud was united in marriage with Bernice “Bernie” Frank at Ft. Stewart, Ga. The couple settled in Cedarburg and moved to Port Washington in 1953. Bud worked as a deputy sheriff for the Ozaukee County Sheriff’s Department for three years, before taking a position with the Port Washington Police Department. In 1958 Bud became a rural carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, later being appointed assistant postmaster and ultimately postmaster, a position he retired from in 1985.

Bud served many years as church president and was an active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Port Washington. He was also a member of Port Washington Kiwanis Club and VFW Post 5373 where he was a past post commander. Bud had been very involved with Boy Scouts as a troop leader and district commissioner, was chairman of the police and fire commission in Port Washington and enjoyed traveling. He is survived by his wife, Bernie, and their four children, David (Cindy) Miser of Janesville, Sandi Moors of Destin, Fla., Mike (Sandy) Miser of Hudson and Trish (Chuck) Zamora of Mequon. He is further survived by seven grandchildren, Dan (Renee) Miser, Scott (Kendra) Moors, Michelle (Brad) Montgomery, Matthew Miser, Kevin (Julie) Miser, Corwin “Cory” and Bethany Zamora; six great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his sister and brother-in-law, Charlene and Peter Jehn.

Funeral services were held at noon on Monday, Dec. 23, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 217 Freeman Drive, Port Washington, followed by military honors. Pastor John Klieve presided. Bud was laid to rest in Union Cemetery, Port Washington. The family received visitors at the church on Monday from 10 a.m. until services at noon. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Bethesda Lutheran Home or to St. John’s Lutheran Church.

Eernisse Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

The family wishes to extend their thanks to the staff at Harbor Cove and Vitas Innovative Hospice for all their loving care and support.