Dennis E. Schacht

Dennis E. Schacht, 72, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016, with his family by his side. He was born Sept. 18, 1943, in West Bend to the late Edward and Vera (nee Averill) Schacht.

Dennis graduated from West Bend High School in 1961 and attended the Milwaukee School of Engineering. In 1965, he enlisted into the United States Air Force and was honorably discharged in 1968.

On Nov. 8, 1969, Dennis married JoAnne Kacvinsky at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Ashland and they made their home in West Bend. He was employed at Harley Davidson and later at Universal Brixius for 32 years, retiring in 2011.

Dennis enjoyed bowling, woodworking, yard work, photography and spending time with his grandsons.

He was a member of Fr. Casper Rehrl Council 1964 Knights of Columbus.

Survivors include his wife, JoAnne; daughter, Lori (Jeff) DeThorne of Madison; grandsons, Reid, Myles and Graham DeThorne; sisters, Carol (Lowell) Fischer of Papillion, Nebraska, Betty (Jim) Nixdorf of West Bend and Barbara (friend Lillian Wiegel) Schacht of Greenfield; brother-inlaw, Alphonse Braun of Kewaskum; and other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Judy Schacht Braun. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22, at Holy Angels Catholic Church with the Rev. Jerome Repenshek presiding. Burial will be 10 a.m. Tuesday in Holy Angels Cemetery. The family will greet relatives and friends during a period of visitation from 4-5:45 p.m. at the church.

Memorials may be given to the Holy Angels School Trust Fund or to the Interfaith Caregivers of Washington County.

Dennis’ family would like to extend a sincere and heartfelt thank you to Dr. Mosely, The Kathy Hospice, and special friends and neighbors Mike and Jamie Dutcher and family for their care and support of Dennis during his illness.

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