Jeffrey D. Greenthal, 69
Oct. 19, 1947
March 24, 2017

Jeffrey D. Greenthal, of West Bend, died Monday, March 27, 2017, at the Aurora Medical Center Ozaukee County at the age of 69. He was born Oct. 19, 1947, in Milwaukee to the late Edward and Doris (nee Whear) Greenthal.

On May 21, 1977, he was united in marriage to Sharon (nee McGurk) Connors in Muskego. One of the proudest days of his life was Aug. 23, 1978, when Colleen, Kevin and Terri adopted him as their dad. His greatest accomplishment was being a loving husband, fantastic father and proud grandfather.

Jeff’s accomplished career included Caterpillar Inc., the former Butler Paper Co., and he retired from Caliendo-Savio Enterprises.

He was well known among family and friends alike as the "King of Corkball."

He was a founding member and bass guitarist of The Coachmen, a popular band from the south side of Milwaukee in the 1960s.

Jeff loved to plan parties and family gatherings, man the grill and cheer for his grandkids at their various events. His quick wit, charm and sense of humor will be remembered by all who knew him.

He will be greatly missed by his wife, Sharon; children, Colleen (Rob) Mas, Kevin (Lori) Greenthal and Terri Yerges; eight grandchildren, Ryan, Megan and Mackenzie Mas, Gavin, Josie and Kacie Greenthal, and Nathan and Madeline Yerges; his brother, Jules (Bonnie) Greenthal; his sister, Jacqueline Metzke; his brother-in-law, Michael (Mary Beth) McGurk; and other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was welcomed into Heaven by his grandson, Connor Jeffrey Greenthal, and three brothers Jack, James and Jerry.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 30, at Holy Angels Catholic Church with the Rev. Jerome Repenshek presiding.

Visitation will be Thursday at the church from 3 p.m. until 4:45 p.m.

Private burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.

The Schmidt Funeral Home of West Bend is serving the family. Online guestbook and condolences available at