Harry C. Ramthun,
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
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
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