Edwin F. Bretschneider, 96
July 24, 1920 Sept. 13, 2016

Edwin F. Bretschneider passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, at the
Kettle Moraine Gardens, in Kewaskum, at the age of 96 years.

Edwin was born on 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
WWII, from 1942 until he was honorably discharged in 1945. He was later
united in marriage to Lillian Sudbrink on Oct. 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 over 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 on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, at 2 p.m. at
St. John Lutheran Church (623 Congress Dr.), in Newburg, with 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 on Tuesday, at the church, from noon until 2
p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. John Lutheran Church are
appreciated. Please visit www.muellerfuneralhome.com to view the Edwin
F. Bretschneider video tribute or to send online condolences to the family.