Arthur F. Falk, 93 |
June 27, 1925 -- Jan. 18, 2019
Arthur F. Falk, 93, of West Bend, died peacefully Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, at Cedar Community in West Bend.
He was born June 27, 1925, to the late William and Sylvia (nee Johnson) Falk in Shawano County. Arthur graduated from Mattoon grade school and high school in 1943 and then graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Electrical Engineering in 1948. He was employed at WE Energies where he became residential sales manager at the headquarters in Milwaukee. In 1970 during the energy crisis, the sales department was dissolved and he was transferred to West Bend as district manager until his retirement in 1987. His most challenging time was during the ice storm of March 1976. On June 26, 1948, he married Irene Novaro in Antigo. She passed away in 1979. Arthur married Nancy Grasse on Aug. 22, 1980.
While in Milwaukee at WE Energies, he was a member of the Sales Executive Association and Cosmopolitan Club. In West Bend, he was involved in many community activities, including the Noon Rotary for more than 40 years and served as its president in 1980-1981. Arthur was a member of the West Bend Area Chamber of Commerce as president in 1980-1981, the UW-Washington County Alumni Association and president in 1987, and also the Knights of Columbus since 1978.
He will be missed by all who knew him. Those Arthur leaves behind to cherish his memory include his wife, Nancy Falk; three sons, Larry (Anne) of Lake in the Hills, Illinois, Robert (Debbie) of Beaver Dam, and Rick (Jamie) of New Berlin; six stepchildren, Gail (Rick) of La Crescent, Minnesota, John (Ellyn) of Campbellsport, Wayne (Inna) of Deltona, Florida, Kim Monroe of Oregon, Wanda (Timm) of Oregon, Wisconsin, and David (Jenny) of Little Falls, New York; 18 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his first wife, Irene; a brother, Glenn (Stella); and a sister, Violet.
A visitation in remembrance of Arthur will be held Friday, Jan. 25, from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Myrhum Patten Miller & Kietzer Funeral Home, 1315 W. Washington St., West Bend.
A Memorial Mass for Arthur will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 1025 S. Seventh Ave., West Bend.
In lieu of flowers, memorial are suggested by the family to the St. Frances Cabrini Education Fund or The Threshold.
The Myrhum Patten Miller & Kietzer Funeral Homes have been entrusted with Arthurís arrangements. Additional information and guestbook may be found at www.myrhum-patten.com.