Isabelle Muckerheide

Isabelle Muckerheide (nee Yeska), born July 6, 1918, in Neshkoro, was reunited with her beloved husband Aloysius on Sept. 20, 2016. She is survived by her sister, Dorothy (the late Anthony) Kerhin. She is preceded in death by her siblings, Edward (the late Mardell), Helen (the late Clifford) Good, Walter (the late Millie) and Lucy (the late Henry) Kurz. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, other relatives, neighbors and friends.

Isabelle was rightly proud of her 98 years and savored each day of her very active life right up to the end. She was a lifelong baker and cook — the larger the group, the better. (Did you know she cooked for Spencer Tracy and the original Mr. Selfridge?) Isabelle was a longtime member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, the Kewaskum Historical Society and the American Legion Auxiliary. She filled her days with auctions, book and card clubs, farmers’ markets, bingo, knitting dishcloths and writing poems. No family function was complete without one of Isy’s literary creations. Although she truly missed her Kewaskum neighbors and friends, she gracefully made the transition to her sister Dorothy’s home in West Allis at the age of 96. There she relished the endless round of birthdays, baby and wedding showers, and fish fries. It didn’t hurt that she was closer to the Potawatomi Casino! Known for wearing her colorful brooches, Isabelle will be even better remembered for her gracious and grateful spirit. As someone recently said, “She was the kindest person I ever met.”

A Mass of Christian Burial for Isabelle will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church (331 Main St., Kewaskum). The Rev. Edwin Kornath will officiate. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.

Isabelle’s family will greet relatives and friends from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass Tuesday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested by Isabelle to Holy Trinity Catholic Church or St. Lawrence Seminary in Mount Calvary.

The Myrhum Patten Miller and Kietzer Funeral Homes have been entrusted with Isabelle’s arrangements. Additional information and guestbook may be found at