Michael Kallaur, 89
Kallaur of Port Washington, passed away Sunday morning, April 28, 2013,
at Columbia St. Mary’s, Ozaukee Campus in Mequon. He was 89 years old.
Michael was born March 18, 1924, in Perth Amboy, N.J., the son of
Konstantie and Catherine Swerida Kallaur. During World War II, Michael
proudly served his country as an Army PFC, stationed in Italy, southern
France, northern France and Germany. After the war, Michael earned his
Bachelor of Science degree from Rutgers University in 1949. On Dec. 9,
1950, he was united in marriage with Minnie Riley in Perth Amboy, N.J.
Michael was a lifelong chemist, and the holder of numerous patents in
the plastics industry. Locally, he had worked as a lab manager at
Freeman Chemical from 1977 until his retirement in 1992. He was a proud
member of the American Legion Post 2930 and in September of 2012 took
part in the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight. Michael also belonged to the
American Chemical Society and the Society of Plastics Industry.
He was a faithful Brewers, Packers and Yankees fan who had played
semipro baseball with the Red Wings in New Jersey, and more recently
enjoyed golfing, fishing, bowling and playing sheepshead. Michael is
survived by his daughter, Linda (Dennis) Neumann of Osceola; and his
son, Kenneth (Angela) of West Bend. He is further survived by his
grandchildren, Mary and Laura Neumann and Madilyn Kallaur; nieces,
nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Minnie; granddaughter, Katharine
Neumann; and siblings, William, Victoria Hallman, Alexander, Mary and
Funeral services with full military honors will be held at 6 p.m. on
Monday, May 6, at Eernisse Funeral Home, 1600 W. Grand Ave., Port
Washington. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home on
Monday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The Eernisse Funeral Home, Port Washington is honored to be serving the
family. Online condolences may be left at