Ethyl J. Ohmann, 94


Ethyl J. Ohmann (nee Eggert), 94, of West Bend, passed away Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at Cedar Community Health Care Center.Ethyl was born on June 23, 1919, in Milwaukee to the late George and Esther (nee Beck) Eggert. She attended school in the Richfield and West Bend school districts. Ethyl met her future husband Walter “Wally” Ohmann at a local roller skating rink and they were united in marriage on May 28, 1938, in Kewaskum.

Ethyl worked at the Amity Co., but soon became a stay-at-home mom to three daughters. She then worked part time for the Parkette Candy Store, helping out at Parkway Catering. She was later employed at the West Bend Pharmacy for 15 years and went on to serve 17 years with the West Bend School Food Service at Silverbrook Middle School. Ethyl is remembered fondly by many former students.

Ethyl was a charter member of West Bend Kettle Campers of W.C.A., the West Bend Trail Blazers Snowmobile Club, Myraneers 4-H Club and the Bender Badgers 4-H Club. She served on the advisory board and board of directors of the Washington County Senior Center. She volunteered for 27 years with St. Joseph’s Hospital Auxiliary, the Washington County Historical Society, and Cedar Lake Campus Family Council. Ethyl enjoyed spending time with her family, playing sheepshead, cribbage, blackjack and watching sports.

She is survived by three daughters, Jean (Willard) Goeden of Kewaskum, Sandra (Daniel) Berres of West Bend and Kay (Fred) Bandle of Cedarburg; nine grandchildren, Wendi (Randy) Dreher, David (Sue) Goeden, Don (Kelly) Goeden, Candi (Eric) Block, Nanci (Chad) Czuppa, Jenni (Nolan) Ciriacks, Cyndie (Dan) Dorn, Nick (Friend Vanessa) Berres and Jessica (Ben) Jacobson; 20 g reat - grandchildren , Danielle, Megan, Logan, Austin, Brent, Eric, Morgan, Nathan, Natali, Gage, Nina, Jerald, Clayton, Natasha, Lyndsey, Aprille, Johnathon, Kaylin, Elise and Elena; two great-great-grandchildren, Dylin and Lexie; other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband Wally in 2000; a grandson, Justin Bobholz; two brothers, George and Harold (Esther) Eggert; three sisters-in-law, Emily Kasten, Frieda Zimdars and Anna Lemcke.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church (809 S. Sixth Ave.), West Bend. The Rev. David Kellerman will officiate. Visitation will be Friday at the church from 4 p.m. until the time of service. Burial will be in Washington County Memorial Park Monday at 10 a.m.

Memorials to St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church are appreciated by the family.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Silverbrook at Cedar Community for the loving care Ethel received over the years.

Myrhum ~ Patten Funeral Home, West Bend, is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.myrhum-patten.com.