Milton A. Guetzke Sr., 87
Aug. 30, 1929 — Oct. 16, 2016

Milton A. “Sonney” “Buster” Guetzke Sr. of Mequon passed away peacefully on Oct.16, 2016, at the age of 87 years.

Milton was born in Rockfield, on Aug. 30, 1929, the son of the late Albert and the late Dela (nee Zimdars) Guetzke. He was later united in marriage to Karlean (nee Lutzen) on Sept. 23, 1950, at Advent Lutheran Church in Cedarburg. Their marriage was blessed with two children, Milton Jr. and Suzette.

Milton was always a very hard worker. He worked 35 years for the Mequon Highway Department and served 14 years on the Mequon Fire Department.

Milton loved to build bird houses and repair cars in his free time. He also enjoyed traveling, camping and seeing new sites with his family.

Milton is survived by his wife, Karlean Guetzke; children, Milton Jr. (Barb) Guetzke and Suzette (Ron) Lovy; grandchildren, Clint (Julie) Guetzke and Charles Guetzke; great-grandchildren, Grace, Anna and Maria Guetzke; siblings, Ozzie (Carol) Guetzke, Iris (Elroy) Knepprath, Gloria Stier and Alice Benz. He is further survived by many relatives and friends. Milton was preceded in death by his sister, Peggy Mueller and brother-in-laws, Larry Benz and Whitey Stier.

A funeral service was held on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church West Mequon (11450 N. Wauwatosa Road), Mequon. Interment was held at the church cemetery immediately following the service. The family received friends on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, at the church, from 9 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. Memorials to Trinity Lutheran Church West Mequon or Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School are appreciated.

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