Ardell H. Guetzke, 73

Ardell H. Guetzke, 73 Ardell H. “Peebs” Guetzke passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, at his home in Cedarburg, at the age of 73 years.

Ardell was born in Port Washington, the son of Gilbert Guetzke and Anna (nee Bernhardt) Guetzke. He attended his schooling in the Cedarburg School District and graduated from Cedarburg High School.

Ardell was a dedicated employee of both Doerr Electric and W.W. Grainger, in Grafton, for over 30 years. He was a faithful and active longtime member at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Cedarburg. Ardell was also a past member of the Cedarburg Fire Department and could be found assisting the fire department at Maxwell Street Days. He enjoyed listening to polka music as well as bowling in various leagues in both Cedarburg and Grafton.

Beloved son of the late Gilbert and the late Anna Guetzke. Proud brother of the late Ray Guetzke. Dear brother in-law of Judith Guetzke (nee Deppiesse). Loving uncle of Nancy (Edward) Wells and Matt (Rose Rabine) Guetzke. Cherished uncle “No-No” of Kyle (fiancée Paige) Burich and their son, Kane, Tyler Burich and Katie Guetzke. He is further survived by other relatives and friends.

A Celebration of Life was held on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, at 4 p.m. at the Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory, in Cedarburg. The family received friends and relatives on Saturday, from 2 p.m, until 3:45 p.m. The Rev. Vicki Simon of Immanuel Lutheran Church officiated the services. Memorials in Ardell’s name can be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church or to the Cedarburg Fire Department. Please visit to send online condolences to the Guetzke family.