Karlean Mae Guetzke,
May 24, 1932 — May 26, 2017
Karlean Mae Guetzke, of Mequon, passed away on Friday, May 26, 2017, at Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital in Wauwatosa, at the age of 85 years.
Karlean was born on May 24, 1932, in Mequon, the daughter of the late Joseph Lutzen and the late Sophie (nee Reingans) Lutzen. She was united in marriage to Milton "Sonney" Guetzke on Sept. 23, 1950, at Advent Lutheran Church in Cedarburg. Their marriage was blessed with two children, Milton Jr. and Suzette.
Karlean was employed by Doerr Electric for over 10 years and then went on to work for Leeson Electric working as a customer service technician.
She was a faithful and dedicated employee for over 20 years, and retired from Leeson Electric in 1996. Karlean truly loved nature. She was an avid gardener, she loved to watch the birds around her yard, but most of all, she and her husband, Milton, enjoyed taking their grandchildren fishing. Their fishing excursions were some of best times that she had encountered throughout her life. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Karlean is survived by her loving children, Milton (Barb) Guetzke Jr. and Suzette (Ron) Lovy; grandchildren, Clint (Julie) Guetzke, Charles Guetzke, and Mark (Sarah) Lovy; and great-grandchildren, Grace, Anna, Maria and Isaiah. She is further survived by many other relatives and friends. Karlean was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Milton "Sonney" Guetzke Sr.
A funeral service will take place on Saturday, June 3, 2017, at noon at Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church (11450 N. Wauwatosa Road), in Mequon. She will be in state at the church on Saturday, from 10 a.m. until the time of service. The Rev. Kenneth Kolberg will officiate the funeral services. She will be laid to rest next to her beloved Sonney on Saturday following the services, at Trinity Ev. Lutheran Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church or to Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School. Please visitwww.muellerfuneralhome.com to send online condolences to the Guetzke family.