Paul R. Ponfil, 83


Paul R. Ponfil, of Cedarburg, formerly of Crivitz, passed away Tuesday evening, March 19, 2013, at his home. He was 83 years old.

Paul was born Oct. 2, 1929, in Crivitz, the son of Anton and Mary Porfilio Ponfil. After high school, he proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. On Aug. 29, 1953, he was united in marriage with Jean Lohff in Crivitz. She preceded him in death on June 11, 2001.

Paul was a founder and partner of R & R Excavating and Bulldozing, and in business for 55 years. Some of R & Rís contributions to Ozaukee County include Rotary Park, MATC, Concordia University Wisconsin, along with many subdivisions and roadways. Paul was dedicated to his career and passionate about the work he did. When he wasnít working, he enjoyed hunting and trout fishing.

Paul is survived by his children, Scott (Jean) of Grafton and Melissa (Roger) Bardo of Manitowoc; and grandchildren, Jamie Raess and Cody Sheveland. He is further survived by his sisters, Helen Franzen, Louise Sprouse and Donna Martens, all of Crivitz, Aggie Witak of Peshtigo, and Vi Dart of Green Bay; sisterin- law, Lynda Ponfil of Port Washington; special friends, Bill and Jane Frederick of Oak Creek; nieces, nephews, and many other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his wife, Jean; parents, Anton and Mary Ponfil; and brother, Ronald Ponfil. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, March 22, at Eernisse Funeral Home, 1167 Washington Ave., Cedarburg. He will be laid to rest with military honors at Zur Ruhe Cemetery, Cedarburg. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home on Friday morning from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Cedarburg Davita Dialysis. The family would like to thank the staffs of Cedarburg Davita Dialysis and the ICU at Aurora Hospital, Grafton, especially Elizabeth, Nicole and Jen, for their compassionate care and support.

The Eernisse Funeral Home, Cedarburg, is honored to be serving the family. Online condolences may be left at www.eernissefuneralhome.com.