Edward A. Stern, 90
Dec. 12, 1926 — Aug. 20, 2017

Edward A. Stern, 90 Edward A. Stern, of the town of Barton, died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017 at the age of 90. He was born Dec. 12, 1926, in the town of Osceola to the late George and Alma (nee Kutz) Stern.

He entered the U.S. Army in August 1945, and completed basic training in Kentucky.

On July 6, 1946, he was united in marriage to Virginia M. Knoeck in Kentucky. The couple returned to Wisconsin, settling in West Bend.
For a short time, he worked as a concrete worker and in the construction trades. In the early 1950s, he started working at Gehl Co. He worked in various departments, but mainly worked as a welder. In 1989, he retired after more than 35 years of employment.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He shared his love for the outdoors with his family, mainly his grandchildren. In addition to trips to the family cabin on Pine Lake, he traveled to Alaska, Idaho and Canada to expand his passion for hunting and the outdoors.

He was a member of the Hexelbank Club at Gehl Co.

Survivors include his daughter, Cheryl Schairer of West Bend; one daughter- in-law, Rosemarie Stern of West Bend; three grandchildren, Jay (Cindy) Stern, Ryan (Jaime) Stern and Eric Schairer; four great-grandchildren, Danielle and Abby Stern, and Breeana and Quentin Stern; one sister-in-law, Rita Ziegelbauer of West Bend; and other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia, on Dec. 6, 2000; his son, Roger; and his brother, Lester (Arline) Stern.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23, at St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the Rev. Nathan Reesman presiding. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery (new). The family will greet relatives and friends during a period of visitation at the church Wednesday from 11 a.m.-1:45 p.m.

Edward’s family would like to extend a sincere thank you to Richard and Marian Kreif and the staff of Cedar Hospice for their care and friendship.

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