Michael Kallaur, 89


Michael 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 Margaret.

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 www.eernissefuneralhome.com.