Harry C. Ramthun, 92


Harry C. Ramthun, 92, of West Bend, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at Kathy Hospice in the town of Polk, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on Sept. 7, 1920, in the town of Kewaskum, the son of the late Otto and Alma (Backhaus) Ramthun, and on June 23, 1945, he was united in marriage to Marie Bahr at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in St. Michaels. Marie preceded Harry in death on July 9, 1977.

Harry was a member of St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in West Bend. He was a lifelong farmer, enjoyed fishing and having a good time. Harry was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Those Harry leaves behind to cherish his memory include four children, Kenneth (Carol) Ramthun and Catherine Ramthun both of the town of Farmington, Rose (Richard) Reindl of Kewaskum and Harold (Eileen) Ramthun of the town of Farmington; 10 grandchildren, Michael (fiancée, Korie Hall) Ramthun, Christine (Glenn) Schellinger, Timothy (Valerie) Ramthun, John (Sarah) Ramthun, Thomas (Amanda) Ramthun, Deborah (Dean) Pankratz, Nicole (Brian) Cota, Cynthia, Mary and Margaret Reindl; seven great-grand children, Tyler, Ben and Noah Schellinger, Joshua, Anthony, Caleb and Lydia Ramthun; a sister, L a V e r n e Petermann of the town of Auburn; a special friend, Helen Giese of Mayville; and other relatives and friends.

In addition to his wife and parents, Harry was preceded in death by four brothers, Elmer (Bernice) Ramthun, Wilmer Ramthun, Ervin “Chesty” (Deane) Ramthun and Otto (Tudy) Ramthun; two sisters, Delores (Elwyn) Ebert and Violet (William) Edwards; a brother- in-law, Lloyd “Pete” Petermann; and two sisters-in-law, Bernice (Victor) Lentz and Henrietta Brace.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Harry will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in West Bend. The Rev. John Radetski will officiate and burial will follow in the parish cemetery on Forest View Road in the town of Farmington.

Relatives and friends may call at the Miller Funeral Home in Kewaskum on Sunday from 2-6 p.m. and at the church on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass.

Additional information and guestbook may be found at www.millermartinfh.com.