Elmer W. Belger

Elmer W. Belger, 84, of Boltonville, was called home to be with the Lord on Jan. 2, 2019, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Elmer was born Feb. 20, 1934, in Sheboygan to Frederick and Lillian Belger (Meilahn). He was united in marriage to the late Marian Kral on June 28, 1958, at St. Lucas Lutheran Church in Kewaskum.

Elmer graduated from Kewaskum High School in 1952. He served in Korea from 1956-1958 in the United States Army. Elmer was a lifelong member and past Chief (1970-1972) of the Boltonville Fire Department. He was owner operator of Elmer Belger Contractor. Elmer was a lifelong member of St. Lucas Lutheran Church. Elmer was a mason and a master woodworker and cabinet maker. He enjoyed making toys and crafts for his family. Elmer also had the largest sheep ranch in Boltonville.

Those Elmer leaves behind to cherish his memory include four children, Lynn (Mark) Peters, Diane (Scott) Eschenbacher, Kim Belger and Kevin (Kelly) Belger; 12 grandchildren, Brian (Elizabeth) Peters, Rachel (Eric) Patterson, Jennifer (Kevin) Murray, Adam Peters, Anita (Brian) Haeuser, Jaimie (Adam Beck) Belger, Brandon (Sara) Belger, Sean (Amanda Gresch) Huiras, Emily Huiras, Melissa Huiras, Kristen (Jon) Thull and Keith (fiancé Casey Hahn) Belger; and 14 great-grandchildren. He is further survived by his sister-in-law, Audrey Krueger; special friends, Ronnie and Bernice Stange; nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends and canine companion, Wiggles. In addition to his parents and wife, Marian; Elmer was preceded in death by two siblings, Frederick (Morla) Belger, Jr. and Dorothy (Edward) Bocher, and his brother-in-law, Raymond Krueger.

Funeral Service for Elmer will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at St. Lucas Lutheran Church (1417 Parkview Drive, Kewaskum, WI 53040) with the Rev. James Hoogervorst officiating. Inurnment will be at Boltonville Union Cemetery at a later date.

Elmer’s family will greet relatives and friends at Church Saturday from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Memorials to the Hoenecke Book Fund at St. Lucas Lutheran Church and School are appreciated.

Elmer’s family extends their heartfelt appreciation to the staff at The Pavilion at Glacier Valley, St. Joseph Hospital in West Bend, Preceptor Health Care and Horizon Home Care & Hospice for the loving care they provided.

The Myrhum Patten Miller & Kietzer Funeral Home of Kewaskum has been entrusted with Elmer’s arrangements. Additional information and guestbook may be found at www.myrhum-patten.com.