Edwin F. Bretschneider, 96
July 24, 1920 -- Sept. 13, 2016
Edwin F. Bretschneider passed away Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, at the Kettle Moraine Gardens in Kewaskum, at the age of 96.
Edwin was born July 24, 1920, the son of the late William Bretschneider and the late Ida (nee Wilkens) Bretschneider. He served his country in the United States Army, with the 40th Engineers during World War II, from 1942 until he was honorably discharged in 1945. He was later united in marriage to Lillian Sudbrink on October 23, 1948, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Grafton. Their marriage was later blessed with three children.
Edwin was a dedicated employee of Grob Inc. in Grafton for more than 45 years, working as a foreman. Upon his retirement from Grob, Edwin began attending craft shows with his wife, selling various woodworking projects, which he had built throughout the years.
Edwin was a past-member of the Newburg Fire Department, as well as a lifelong member at St. John Lutheran Church in Newburg. He enjoyed traveling and especially enjoyed his yearly excursions with the 40th Engineers. He and his wife spent many days at their summer cottage near Merrill, where Edwin got a chance to catch up on fishing, but his true love was spending time with his grandchildren.
Edwin is survived by his daughter, NolaRae (Dave) Asmus; grandchildren, Samantha (Jesse) Boylen, Jeremy Krueger, Justin Krueger, Angela Shepard, Linda Mahlke, Angela (Dave) Niemi and David Asmus Jr.; great-grandchildren, Taylor and Dominic Boylen, Ashlynn and Alexis Thull, and Maeve and Quinn Asmus; and great-great-grandchild, LillyAnna Boylen. He is further survived by special niece, Carol King, other relatives and friends. Edwin was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Lillian Bretschneider; son, David Bretschneider; daughter, Lorna Leider; and siblings, Edna, Hertha, Clarence, Arnold, Oswald, Martin and Karl.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, at St. John Lutheran Church (623 Congress Drive, Newburg) with the Rev. Kurt Schaser presiding. He will be laid to rest following the funeral service next to his beloved wife at Washington County Memorial Park. The visitation will be held from noon-2 p.m. Tuesday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. John Lutheran Church are appreciated.
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