Edward J. Habersetzer, 76
Dec. 17, 1939 — Feb. 20, 2016

Edward “Ed” J. Habersetzer, 76, of St. Lawrence, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, in his home.

Ed was born Dec. 17, 1939, to Nick A. and Loraine (nee Schaefer) Habersetzer. He was united in marriage to Virginia Schairer on July 27, 1963, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church.

Ed was devoted to the church. He was the first president of the parish council. He was the caretaker for many years. He loved woodworking projects. He was a former member of the St. Lawrence Fire Department. He was a Boy Scout and Cub Scout leader for six years at St. Kilian. He co-founded the St. Lawrence Saints Snowmobile Club. Ed was a retired tool and die maker. He worked at the West Bend Co., Chrysler, Force and Bayliner for 26 years and also at International Stamping for 10 years.

Ed is survived by his beloved wife, Virginia; his loving children, Michael (Jessica) of Hartford, Jeanne (Randy) Beisenstein of Oconomowoc, Cynthia (Mark Kasper) Menke of Missouri and Don (Doreen) Habersetzer of Brownsville; six grandchildren, Jessica (Mike) Strean, Ashley Beisenstein, Gary Rosbeck, Derrick (Britnee) Rosbeck, Angie Beisenstein, Ryan Rosbeck and Noah Loos; four great-grandchildren, Tyler, Patrick, Haylee and Sean; dear siblings, Loraine (Art) Albers, Nick Habersetzer, Robert (Gerraine) Habersetzer and Marie Pauls; and brothers- and sisters-in-law, Marilyn Habersetzer, Ivan Schairer, Robert (Jeanne) Schairer, Marian (Richard) Kreif, Jacob Schairer, Julia (Gerhart) Zimdars, John (Kathy) Schairer Jr., Irma Schairer and Paul (Cheryl) Schairer. He is further survived by several loved nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his parents-in-law, John and Iremina Schairer; his brothers, Joseph, and Victor Habersetzer; sisters-in-law, Jean Schairer, Rose Schairer, Debbie Schairer, Joanne Schairer and Joanne Habersetzer; brother-in-law, Bob Pauls; and nephews, Bobby Pauls Jr. and Bobby Schairer Jr.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Ed will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, (4886 Highway 175, Hartford, WI 53027) with the Rev. Davies Edassery officiating. Family will greet relatives and friends at church Wednesday from noon until the start of Mass.

Interment will be in St. Lawrence Catholic Cemetery, St. Lawrence.

Memorial contributions to the charity of one’s choice are appreciated.

The Shimon Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be found at www.shimonfuneralhome.com.