Donald H. Tamsen, 83 |
April 3, 1933 -- Sept. 11, 2015
Donald H. Tamsen, “Don,” of Cedarburg passed away on Friday, Sept. 11, 2015, at the age of 83.
He was born in Milwaukee, on April 3, 1933, the son of Henry and Lorraine (nee Weyrch) Tamsen, and married Shirley Ann Karrer on Sept. 27, 1952, in Milwaukee.
Don is survived by his loving children, Mike (Chris) Tamsen, Tim (Lisa) Tamsen and son-in-law Rick Pozorski. Dear grandfather of Michelle (Jim) Kutz, Tricia (Andy) Van Groll, Josiah, Samuel and Julia Tamsen. Proud great-grandfather of Kara and Leah Kutz and Liam Van Groll.
Also survived by his dear companion, Leona Lumpe, along with other family and friends. Don was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Shirley, his daughter Pamela Pozorski and his loving granddaughter, Libby Tamsen. Don spent his entire working career with the Canteen Vending Company in Milwaukee as a route delivery driver and later became a manager. He was a longtime member and caretaker of the buildings and grounds for Redeemer Church in Cedarburg. His interests included being a member of a card club group and family camping trips that later turned into becoming a cottage owner because of his love for fishing.
He also attended the Skip Barber Racing School at Road America in Elkhart Lake. Don will always be known as an avid gardener, a lifelong Packer fan and the neighborhood “go-to” handy man.
Visitation with be Friday, Sept. 18, 2015, at Redeemer Ev. Lutheran Church, W76 N627 Wauwatosa Road, Cedarburg, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The funeral service will be held at 6 p.m.
Burial will be held at Immanuel Cemetery in Cedarburg at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19.
Memorials may be made to the church or to the charity of your choice. Online condolences can be directed to the family at
www.schramkafuneralhome.com. The Schramka-Densow Funeral Home of Thiensville is assisting the family.