Telatha Savinski, age 93, of Sheboygan, passed away on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Sheboygan Health Services. She was born August 23, 1924 in Georgia to the late Patrick and Sallie Tarte. On February 20, 1943 she was united in marriage to the love of her life, Stanley Savinski. Telatha worked at a shipyard in Georgia and upon moving to Sheboygan, she worked at Tinsel Co, Northern Plastics, Wigwam Mills, and retired from Thomas Industries in 1980. Her favorite hobbies were, fishing, bird watching and crocheting. She always enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Telatha is survived by her children: Gay Savinski and Diann (Dr. Oliver) Allen; grandchildren: Carlton (Lynette) Hinz Jr, Christine (Ronald) Bogart, Curt Hinz, Rebecca (fiancé Kyle Viercinski) Allen, and Katie (Chris) Everett; great-grandchildren: Lizzy (John) Burson, Joshua (Sarah) Ostermann, Cody Bogart, Andrea Bogart, Jacob (fiancée Kelly Muench) Hinz, Brooklyn Hinz, and Bree Hinz; great-great-grandchildren: Elizabeth, Miah, Alexe, Natalie, Callen, Ava Lynn, and Forrest; brother, Robert Tarte; brother-in-law, Joe Reklaitis; sister-in-law, Ann Zurheide. Further survived by many nieces, nephew, other relatives and friends.
Telatha was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, 6 siblings, and grandson Johnny Josefsen Jr.
A graveside service will take place on April 6, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Holy Cross Cemetery, Sheboygan. Relatives and friends may visit with the family from 10:00 AM until the service in the CHAPEL at the CEMETERY.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established in Telatha’s name.
The family would like to express a special thank you to the staff at Sheboygan Health Services and Aurora At Home Hospice for all their care, compassion and support.
Please visit our website to share your condolences with the family at ballhornchapels.com.
LaVern G. Prinsen
LaVern G. Prinsen, 93, of Sheboygan Falls and formerly of Cedar Grove, passed away on Saturday, March 31, 2018, at Pine Haven Christian Home.
LaVern was born on February 28, 1925, in the Town of Holland, son of Elmer and Mildred (DuMez) Prinsen. He attended Maple Grove Elementary School growing up and graduated from Cedar Grove High School. After several years working he was inspired to attend the Sheboygan County Teacher’s College where he met his wife to be, Marion. He then taught at River Valley, Hingham, and Cedar Grove Grade Schools. During this time, he received a bachelor’s degree from UW-Oshkosh and later a master’s degree from UW-Milwaukee. LaVern was an elementary principal in the Cedar Grove-Belgium Schools for 21 years. After retirement he spent 13 winters volunteering at Southern Normal School in Alabama, including one year as a full-time staff member.
LaVern is a lifetime member of First Reformed Church of Cedar Grove. Over the years he taught Sunday school, was a deacon and an elder, Sunday school superintendent, and cooked for First Family Night. He also served several years as director for the senior dining program at the church.
Above all, LaVern loved kids and to make them laugh or smile – from the thousands he taught and worked for in his 35 years in education, to his own grand and great-grandchildren, and the ones he saw in church on Sunday mornings. After retiring, LaVern honed his cooking, baking, and cake decorating skills which he used to make prize-winning pies, and a few wedding cakes, and scenes with frosting figures. He was always up for talking, playing cards, puzzles, or just enjoying the birds, chipmunks, or other wildlife at his country home and gardens of 60 years.
LaVern is survived by his wife of 67 years, Marion; his three sons, Gale (Pam) Prinsen of Beaver Dam, Jan Prinsen of Newburgh, IN, and Lee (Rondell) Prinsen of Sheboygan; six grandchildren, Ben (Lauren) Prinsen, Adam Prinsen, Andy (Katelyn) Prinsen, Phillip (Fiancé Kendall) Prinsen, Matthew (Krystal) Prinsen, and Megan (Marcus) Ninneman; five great-grandchildren, Parker and Payton Ninneman, Mason and Grace Prinsen, and Adalai Prinsen; three sisters, Shirley Hoitink of Cedar Grove, Carla (Russell) Stahl of Elk Grove Village, IL, and Phyllis Melzer of Bloomington, IL; two sisters-in-law, Donna Prinsen of Cedar Grove and Caroline (Ronald) Doersch of Madison; and two brothers-in-law, Jerry (Karen) Franz of Poynette and Henry Knoener of Elkhart Lake; and many nieces and nephews.
LaVern was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Lenore (Robert) Meinen and Doris (Robert) Soerens, his brother, Glenn Prinsen, two brothers-in-law, John Hoitink and Al Melzer, and daughter-in-law, Julie Prinsen.
Funeral services to celebrate LaVern’s life will be held at 10:30 am on Friday, April 6, 2018, at First Reformed Church in Cedar Grove with Rev. Chris Schaefer officiating. Burial will take place at Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Family and friends may gather at the church on Thursday, April 5, 2018, from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm and on Friday from 9:30 am until the time of the service at 10:30 am.
A memorial fund has been established in LaVern’s name for First Reformed Church in Cedar Grove, to be used for youth ministries.
For online condolences and additional information, please visit wenigfh.com.
The staff of the Wenig Funeral Home in Oostburg (920-564-2771) is assisting LaVern’s family with arrangements.
Phillip Krueger, age 83, of Sheboygan, died on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice. He was born in Sheboygan on January 16, 1935, the son of the late Albert and Wilma Aschenbach Krueger.
He attended local schools and graduated from Sheboygan Central High School in 1952. Phillip was a U.S. Air Force Veteran and served his country from Feb 5, 1957 to February 16, 1961. He did his basic training in Texas and was stationed in Guam, England, and Mt. Home, Idaho.
On October 5, 1968 he was united in marriage to Sandra Reschke in Fond du Lac. He was employed as a bench machinist at Hayssen Manufacturing and Curt Joa Company, until his retirement in August of 2000. In his earlier years Phillip enjoyed deer hunting.
Survivors include his wife, Sandra; a son, Larry (Donna) Krueger; of Sheboygan; three grandchildren, Jenna and Adrianna Krueger, of Sheboygan and Rosanne (Eric) McGough, of CA; one great-grandchild, Christopher Gene McGough; a sister-in-law, Kathleen Grauvogl and a brother-in-law, James Reschke, both of Fond du Lac. Phillip is further survived by her nieces, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Gene Krueger and his brother, Kenneth Krueger.
A memorial service for Phillip will be held on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at the Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home, 1535 S. 12th St., Sheboygan with Pastor Rick Cawthon officiating. Family and friends may gather at the church on Thursday afternoon from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service at 3:00 p.m.
A heartfelt thank you is extended to the doctors and staff at St. Luke’s Medical Center Cardio Vascular Unit in Milwaukee. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in Phillip’s name. Online condolences may be expressed at reinboldfh.com.
Emma Holzwart, a lifelong resident of Sheboygan, passed away on Sunday, April 1, 2018 at Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center. She was 98 years old.
Emma, also affectionately known as Ann by her family and friends, was born August 15, 1919 in Sheboygan, the daughter of Henry and Lena (Sheldeanot) Holzwart. She attended school in Sheboygan, graduating from Sheboygan Central High School in 1938. For over 40 years, Emma proudly worked in her father’s family business, Sheboygan Cap Company, first in manufacturing and later in a supervisory position.
Throughout her life, Emma enjoyed traveling with her sister Hilma, including trips to USO dances, Florida, Colorado, and a special trip to Cuba, as well as spending most of her time with her family and beloved dog Shadow.
A devoted and dedicated Christian, Emma was a former member of Ebenezer Lutheran Church and current member of Trinity Lutheran Church. A caregiver by nature, Emma tenderly assisted and dedicated her life to those she loved throughout her life. Her siblings, mother, father, nieces and nephews were all blessed by her attentive and loving care.
Emma is survived by her sister Alma (Robert) Junker of Sheboygan, and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her siblings: Hilma Bubnes, Emil Holzwart and Walter Holzwart.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, April 6, 2018 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 824 Wisconsin Ave. in Sheboygan with Rev. Tim Mech officiating. The family will receive visitors at the church on Friday morning from 10:00 – 11:00 am. She will be laid to rest at Lutheran Cemetery.
Ballhorn Chapels Funeral and Cremation Care Center is assisting the family with arrangements. Please visit ballhornchapels.com to sign the guestbook.
Kenneth M. Timm, 97, of Sheboygan passed away Friday, March 23, 2018. Kenneth was born September 28, 1919 in Sheboygan to Ervin and Maude (Bruinooge) Timm.
Ken attended Sheboygan Grade Schools and was a 1937 graduate of Central High School. After high school he played semi-pro basketball and amateur softball. Kenneth and Wilma “Wimpy” Kuitert were united in marriage June 6, 1941. Kenneth and Wilma’s most amazing accomplishment was almost 72 years of marriage, their friendship, love, and devotion toward one another and was evident to everyone they knew. Wilma passed away May 9, 2013.
He enlisted in the Army and served as a medic in World War II. Kenneth worked for Jung Shoe Company for 45 years and part-time for 25 years at Oostdyke-Wilke TV Repair. Christian Faith was an integral part of Kenneth’s life and he received great joy from his church family. He constantly prayed for his family and others and shared his heart deeply with God. He was a Charter Member of Calvin Christian Church and served as an Elder, Deacon, and longtime Church Treasurer.
Survivors include his three sons, Jerry Timm, Roger (Bonnie) of Oconomowoc, Brent (Peggy). Seven grandchildren Steve (Helen), Jeffrey (Cyndi), Kelly (Don) Dudek, Jody (Paul) Geibl of Waukesha, Bradley (Amanda) of Oconomowoc, Angela (Ryan) Gordon, Sarah Timm, eleven great-grandchildren and two great-great children. Sisters Audrey Potter and Lois Karstaedt, sisters-in-law Violet Kuitert, Gertrude Reinholz and Nancy Kuitert. Ken is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends especially Jerry Heiling.
Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Wesley, ten brothers-in-law, five sisters-in-law two daughters-in-law, Sharon and Phyllis Timm and a great grandchild.
Kenneth will be remembered as a devoted father, grandfather, brother and husband. He was a selfless caregiver to his wife, Wilma, in her final years.
Family and friends may call at Calvin Christian Reformed Church, 2313 Saemann Ave. in Sheboygan on Friday April 6, 2018 from 9-11 a.m. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday at the church with Pastor Rick Boomsma officiating.
Memorial fund has been established for Sheboygan Christian School.