Willard C. Rosenthal, 94
Jan. 26, 1923 ó Aug. 30, 2017
Willard C. Rosenthal, 94, lifelong resident of West Bend, went safely home to his Savior on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, at Cedar Ridge. Willard was born Jan. 26, 1923, the son of the late Erwin and Verna Rosenthal (nee Boettcher). After leaving his familyís farm, he began working at Decorah Dairy where he met his future wife, June Lemke. They were married June 26, 1948, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church on Pleasant Valley Road. Willard retired from the Gehl Co. after 40 years of service. He enjoyed raising animals, woodworking, and gardening. Willard was a lifelong member of St. Peterís Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Those Willard leaves behind to cherish his memory include his wife of 69 years, June; daughters, Lois (Ed) Spreeman of West Bend and Janet (Steve) Wierschke of Wrightstown; son-in-law, Tony Haag II of Amasa, Michigan; grandchildren, Matt, Phil, Nate (Meagen), Amanda (Jordan) and Jon (Alyssa) Spreeman, Tony (Gerri) Haag III and Mandi (Dan) Schneider, and Alicia (Eric) Ulm, Jolene, and Aaron Wierschke; great-grandchildren, Carlyle and Logan Spreeman; and sister, Audrey Rosenthal of Chili, Wisconsin. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Linda Haag, and brothers-in-law, Louis and Paul (Pearl) Lemke.
A Christian funeral service for Willard will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3, at St. Peterís Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4930 Beaver Dam Road, West Bend, WI 53095. Willardís family will greet relatives and friends from noon until the time of the service. The interment will immediately follow the service at St. Peterís Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Memorials in Willardís name are appreciated to St. Peterís Evangelical Lutheran Church or WELS Christian Aid and Relief.
Willardís family would like to thank Cedar Community Hospice for their care and support.
The Myrhum Patten Miller and Kietzer Funeral Homes have been entrusted with Willardís arrangements. Additional information and guestbook may be found at www.myrhum-patten.com.