William D. Hart


William D. Hart of Allenton died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at St. Joseph’s Hospital surrounded by his family. He was born March 6, 1931, in Richfield to the late William and Helen (nee Kuckuk) Hart.

Bill proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Following his discharge he was united in marriage to Patricia C. Boden on June 30, 1956, at St. Mathias Catholic Church in Nabob.

Bill was a painter for more than 40 years, working for several painting contractors during his career. He enjoyed buying and restoring antiques, was a very talented woodworker and an accomplished bowler in his younger years.

He loved spending time with his family, listening to polka music and taking care of the yard. He was a member of the Fohl-Martin Post No. 483 American Legion in Allenton and the local painters union.

Bill is survived by his wife of 57 years, Patricia; four children: Steve (Carol) of Allenton, Barbara (fiancé Rick Beckett) Ortlieb of Menomonee Falls, Bob (Michelle) of West Bend and Brian (Eva) of Allenton; and grandchildren: Lindsay (Tom Schilz) Hart, Nicole (Aaron Lahr) Hart, Derek (Stephanie Chevallay) Ortlieb, Ashley Ortlieb, Samantha Hart, Brett Hart and Macario Diaz. He is further survived by his brothers- in-law and sisters-in-law: Gertrude Disler of West Bend, Raymond (Marcella) Boden of Hartford, Audrey Rosbeck of Theresa, Lorraine Boden of Hartford and Ruth Boden of Nenno; dear friends Larry and Marilyn Klein; and nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Bill is preceded in death by his parents William and Helen Hart; his son Jeff, his siblings: James (Marion), Donald, David and Tom; and brothers-in-law and sisters in- law: Kathleen (Fritz) Wagner, Jacob Disler, Daniel (Pat) Boden, Leroy Boden, Bob Rosbeck, Ralph Boden and Marilyn (Alex) Reinders.

A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, at 6 p.m. at Resurrection Catholic Church in Allenton. The family will greet relatives and friends from 3-5:45 p.m.

We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Allenton and West Bend Rescue Squads and the staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital for their compassionate care.

The Schmidt Funeral Home in West Bend is serving the family. Online guestbook and condolences are available at www.schmidtfuneralhome.com.