January 30, 1932 – February 25, 2024
Born to Eternal Life of February 25, 2024 at the age of 92. Loving husband of the late Carolyn. Dear dad of Brian (Liz) and Eric (Sarah). Loving grandpa of Henry, Dylan, Madeline and Alyssa. Brother of the late Raymond (Judy) and Ronald (the late Rose). Further survived by other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be Friday March 8, 2024 at St. James Catholic Church, W220 N6588 Town Line Rd. in Menomonee Falls, from 10am until Mass of Christian Burial is celebrated at 11am.
A special thank you to everyone that sent cards and prayers to Gordon.
Julie M. Kramlich
January 4, 1968 – February 9, 2024
Julie is survived by her two adoring sons Parker (girlfriend Meghan) and Connor (girlfriend Sierra), her loving parents Nana and Bumpa (Wayne and Mary Jo Koch), and her sisters/the bookends Donna (Peter) Kern and Sheila (David) Erickson. Amazing aunt to Nicole (fiancé Alex) Kern and Sydney and Gwen Erickson. Further survived by uncles, aunts, cousins and Godparents John Schneider and Diane Nold.
A Catholic Mass will be held on Friday, February 16, 2024 at St. James Parish at W220 N6588 Town Line Road, Menomonee Falls, WI 53051 at 11:30am. Visitation will be held from 9am-11:15am in the Gathering Space at the Church. A private family burial will be held this summer in Door County. Julie’s favorite color was blue and she loved flowers. Flowers can be sent to the Church.
If you were lucky enough to know Julie, you absolutely adored her. She was an incredible friend to many, and absolutely lit up a room. She is irreplaceable.
Helene Marie Glasl (Schroeder)
Tuesday, January 18th, 1944 – Tuesday, January 16th, 2024
On January 16, 2024 Helene Marie Glasl gained her wings and went to walk with the angels. She was 79 years old.
Helene was the beloved wife of Allen J. Glasl and devoted mother of Kristina Marie (Dave), Nicole Lynn (Sean), Julie-Ann (Mike) & Scott Allen. She loved being Grandma to Bryce Allen, Gavin Lee, Brady Christian, Dylan Matthew, Connor Nicholas, Kaela Madison, Alysah Marie & Taner Allen. Helene also leaves behind her life-long friend Geri.
Helene was a fiercely dedicated Mom & Grandma to her children & grandchildren. Family came first and was above all else. The hole left by her absence is impossible to fill.
Visitation will be held on Monday February 5, 2024 at St. James Catholic Church, W220 N6588 Town Line Rd. in Menomonee Falls, from 10am until the time of the Mass at 11am.
We know that we can’t have you, but we’re happy knowing the angels have finally got you back. Goodbye to a wonderful woman and beautiful mother.
Henry J. DeBoer
February 26, 1937 – January 14, 2024
Beloved husband of Jean (Torgerson). Loving father of Eric (Sandy) and Joseph (Biljana). Cherished grandfather to Isabela. Proceeded in death by his siblings, David, Gregory, and Annette. Also, his grandsons Daniel and Robert.
Whenever Henry would get together with family his toast was always “To the family wherever they may be”. Family was important and he was a devoted husband and father. He married Jean in November of 1962, shortly before he was stationed on Midway Island. it was from this remote isle in the South Pacific that a cornerstone of their love and life together would be built. After he was discharged, they settled in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin where they lived for 31 years (from 1969-2000). They adopted two boys; Eric and Joe and their family lived in an area where eastern Wauwatosa bordered the west side of Milwaukee. Within this neighborhood they had many wonderful neighbors and friends. In 2000 they moved to Menomonee Falls, where they have enjoyed the past 23 years, once again cultivating a wonderful group of close friends. Henry and Jean celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in 2022-a true testament of their strong love and commitment to one another. Shortly thereafter their commitment was further evident in the united fight against Hank’s cancer, his treatment, and finally his passing.
One of Henry’s great loves was his dogs, Labradors specifically. He had three: Beaker, a black lab and the family’s first, Moose, a chocolate lab, and Miz Daisy also a chocolate. The time he spent with his dogs went beyond the part they played in hunting which he enjoyed immensely. Both Moose and Daisy were certified therapy dogs and Hank was fond of taking them on visits with veterans, the elderly, church goers, and young people who faced challenges in learning to read. He knew that at times people could struggle and found that a pet could become a bridge that made it easier to approach others and become part of a healing process.
Henry loved hunting, fishing, and trapshooting. For him it was not solely about the hunt, but more about quality time spent in nature. For him God’s country, the elements, and the surrounding beauty of the landscape created a peace and tranquility that he wanted to share with others. He did so by becoming a Wisconsin DNR Hunter Education instructor and later serving as the president of the Wisconsin Hunter Education Association. Within these roles he worked to give back by providing the means to hunt safely, and created a need to preserve our natural resources so all could enjoy them. He wanted all to share in the joy and love of nature.
Several specific areas where he hunted and fished were logged in his journal, Minnesota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Within the state of Wisconsin, he noted some of his favorite spots including Mayville, St. Germain, Eagle, Seneca, Wautoma, Eau Claire, and Fremont. The typical Wisconsin farm was where he was in his element. It was this setting where he found a shared love of the land and developed long-lasting friendships with the farmers whose land he hunted.
Hank’s support of those that served our country was as important to him as his devotion to God. From the daily display of the flag flown at his home to his service in the U.S. Navy. While in the Navy he served as a corpsman from 1959-1964. This service paved the way to his career as a Medical Technologist where he worked at Columbia-St. Mary’s, now part of Ascension Health, for 30 years. Part of his Navy school and training took place at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, commonly referred to as Bethesda Naval Hospital. It gave him such joy to be part of one of the largest and most prominent military medical centers in the nation and steeped in tradition. This pride was felt so deeply that he requested that his graduation ring be sent back to the medical center. It was Hank’s graduating class of 1961 that saw their graduation rings as a first issue, and he wanted this symbolic event to be remembered by donating his ring for display in the center’s museum.
As with all his loves Henry saw them overlap and he incorporated them all into his greatest love-the love of God. He was fond of seeing God’s work in everyday life and he enjoyed sharing those discoveries with others. He attended church regularly at St. James and prayed the Psalms daily from his prayer book. He was involved in the church in many different capacities from usher and treasury assistant to church council president. He also spent time as a greeter where one of his dogs would accompany him in welcoming the attendees for weekly mass. Within the last few years, while living at The Highlands at Wildwood Lake, he donated his time to help make sleeping mats for the homeless. He also attended a bible study where he grew close to Pastor Steve, the resident pastor. Both Pastor Steve and Father John from St. James visited Henry while he was in hospice. His faith continued to shine in how he liked to close his conversations-he liked to say “God Bless”.
“God bless Henry” we love you and you will be greatly missed.
Visitation at St. James Church, W220 N6588 Town Line Rd. Menomonee Falls, on Saturday, January 27, 2024, from 9:30 am to 11:00 am. Mass of Christian Burial to follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorials appreciated to either:
American Legion Post 382
P.O. Box 323 Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
St. Vincent de Paul (SvDP St. James Conference)
W220 N6588 Town Line Rd., Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
Gerald N. Berdoll “Jerry”
July 24, 1940 – January 2, 2024
Found peace on January 2, 2024 at the age of 83. Beloved husband of the late Bernadine (nee Panka). He is survived by his brother Kenneth (Maxine) Berdoll. Also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Jerry was a big Packer fan. He enjoyed travelling to his cottage on Post Lake until he sold it. He retired from General Electric after many years of employment.
Visitation will be Tuesday January 16, 2024 at St. James Catholic Church, W220 N6588 Town Line Rd. in Menomonee Falls, from 9:30am until Mass of Christian Burial is celebrated at 11am. Entombment at Wisconsin Memorial Park to follow.
Memorials to the church in Jerry’s name would be greatly appreciated.
September 26, 1968 – January 2, 2024
Passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer on Jan. 2, 2024 at age 55. Loving husband of Ellen for 31 years and proud father to Timothy, Steven and Samuel. Beloved son of Elaine Smith and devoted brother to Jodi Smith and Christine Tews (Jim). Proceeded in death by his his father, Ron Smith and brother, Scott Smith. Also loved by Paul and Pat Brings (in-laws), Andy Brings (brother-in law) and countless other friends and family.
Greg attended South Milwaukee High School where he met his future wife Ellen. He graduated from University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He and Ellen settled in Sussex to raise their family. Greg had many passions and was very active in a variety of communities including his church, his neighborhood, his band (Alter Ego), his career and many more. He loved working as a sales engineer and cherished the relationships he got to make with customers/friends. Greg was blessed to have many friends that he loved to share time with skiing, playing/watching sports, traveling, volunteering and having a good laugh doing whatever.
Greg’s legacy will carry on in how he inspired us all to live and act. We miss you already.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Greg Smith Legacy Fund to continue to support all that Greg loved and promote his charitable legacy.
Checks can be made out to Ellen Smith for the Greg Smith Legacy Fund or use the following Venmo link.
Visitation will take place on Sunday, January 14, 2024 at Krause Funeral Home, 21600 West Capitol Drive, Brookfield, WI from 3:00 PM – 6:15 PM with a time for sharing memories at 6:30 PM. Funeral Services will take place on Monday, January 15, 2024 at St. James Catholic Church, W220 N6588 Town Line Rd, Menomonee Falls, WI at 10:00 AM.