Allen E. Gierach, 77

Allen E. Gierach, 77, of West Bend, was born to Eternal Life on Wednesday, March 29, 2017.

Allen was born Aug. 4, 1939, in Grafton, the son of the late Reinhold and Edna (Buth) Gierach. On June 6, 1964, he was united in marriage to Bonnie Zinke at Trinity Lutheran Church in West Bend.

Allen was a longtime member of St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Jackson. His lifeís work was dairy farming. Allen loved spending time with his grandkids and playing sheepshead.

Those Allen leaves behind to cherish his memory include his wife, Bonnie; three children, Kathleen (Jim) Haase of Rochester, Minnesota, Kevin (Melanie) Gierach and Bruce (Andrea) Gierach both of West Bend; eight grandchildren, Emily and Grace Haase, Jacob and Kerewyn Cass and Lilia Gierach, Christian, Nathan, and Trinity Gierach; a sister, Viola (Ray) Fischer of Jackson; and other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, Allen was preceded in death by a grandson, Henry Haase. Allenís family will greet relatives and friends Monday, April 3, at St. Johnís Lutheran Church (2881 Division Road, Jackson) from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. with a service to follow. The Rev. Paul Mittermaier will officiate and burial will take place in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Jackson or to The Kathy Hospice are appreciated.

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