Florence Esther Pietschmann, 84
July 8, 1931 -- Oct. 15, 2015

Florence Esther PietschmannFlorence Esther Pietschmann, 84, of West Bend, passed away with her family at her side Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015, after a short illness, at The Kathy Hospice in West Bend.

Florence was born July 8, 1931, in Farmington, the daughter of the late Jesse and Elsie (nee Weiss) Kertscher. On Oct. 29, 1955, she married the late Albert Pietschmann Jr. Albert preceded her in death on April 2, 1982.

Florence spent her life raising her three sons and caring for her nieces, grandchildren and her parents. She found great joy in each of their successes and loved them all unconditionally.

Florence is survived by her loving sons, Jeffrey (Jackie Snyder) of West Bend, Glenn (Donna Page) of Kewaskum and Terry (Victoria) of West Bend; her adoring grandchildren, Stacy (Jeremy) Skroch, Randy Pietschmann, Christopher (Katie) Pietschmann, Jennifer (Robert Klumpp Jr.) and Jodi Pietschmann, and Desiree and Jesse Pietschmann; step-grandchildren, Paul and Kevin Diedrich and Wiley Page; great-grandchildren, Simon, Jessie and Quentin Skroch, Ethan Pietschmann, Isabella and Konner Pietschmann, and Noah and Nolan Klumpp; one sister, Marcella (Rudy) Stadler of Saukville; sister-in-law, Bernice Kertscher of West Bend; special nieces, Betty Vesnefsky, Judy Justman, Sandy Kasten and Diane Wells; and a nephew, Donald Galabinske. In addition to her parents, Florence was preceded in death by her parents-in-law, Albert and Elenora (Groeschel) Pietschmann; three sisters, Mildred (Clarence) Galabinske, Evelyn (Hilbert) Reimer and Dorothy (Andrew) Breit; two brothers, Milton (Marjorie Becker) Kertscher and her dearly loved brother Earl Kertscher; six sisters-in-law, Helen (Henry) Karth, Ethel (Carlos) Crass, June (Donald) Mueller, Alice (Raymond) Eichmann, Dorothy (Milton) Schuster and Marilyn (James) Brink; and a special niece, Shirley Galabinske.

A celebration of Florence’s life will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015, at Myrhum-Patten Funeral Home in West Bend. The Rev. David Schoob will officiate and burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Washington County Memorial Park where Florence will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband, Albert.

Florence’s family will greet relatives and friends at the funeral home Thursday from 4 p.m. until the time of service.

Memorials to the American Heart Association will be appreciated.

Additional information and guest book may be found at www.myrhum-patten.com.

The family would like to thank the staff at The Kathy Hospice for their consideration and care of their mother and grandmother in her final days.