Obituaries Of Waukesha County Residents
Deaths, Burials, Funerals, Interments



Source: Newspaper unknown Publication Date: September 17, 2001

Oelerich, Randall of Green Bay, formerly of Menomonee Falls. Age 50. September 14, 2001. Beloved son; Dear father; Fiance; Brother; Special friend; Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In state Tuesday from 5 PM until time of service at 8 PM at LARSEN BROS NEW BERLIN FUNERAL HOME, 15250 W National Ave. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family appreciated.



Source: The Milwaukee Journal, (Milwaukee, WI) March 05, 1894; pg. 2; col B

O. F. Ohrmund, a former resident of this place, died at his son's residence, near North Prairie, Saturday. The funeral will take place tomorrow in this village at 2 p. m.



Source: Waukesha Freeman January 9, 2007

Delores A. Ohrstrom
July 9, 1920 - Jan. 7, 2007

Delores A. Ohrstrom, 86, of Waukesha, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2007, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital. She was born on July 9, 1920, in Ogema to Emil and Lillian (Anderson) Soderbeck. On Nov. 12, 1941, she married in Phillips. She had worked at Waukesha Rubber, retiring in 1980 after 21 years of service. Delores enjoyed camping and snowmobiling. She loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and always attended their many activities.

Delores is survived by her husband; daughter; grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She is further survived by her siblings, other relatives and friends also survive.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Rosalyn Norlin.

Visitation for Delores will be held Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007, from 9 a.m. until the 11 a.m. memorial service at the Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave. A procession to Prairie Home Cemetery will follow for the committal.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Heart Association, 660 E. Mason St., Suite 200, Milwaukee 53202 or to the charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated.



Source: Menomonee Falls News 1923
Submitted by researcher/see contributors page

Source: Menomonee Falls News Dec. 7, 1923

OBITUARY: Menomonee Falls News "Richard Okeane of Platt, died at his home Thursday at 1:30 a.m. Nov. 29th following a long illness. He was born at Albany, N. Y. and in his youth came to Wisconsin. He was 74 years of age.

Mr. Okeane is survived by a widow, one brother, James, fourth sisters, Mrs. Edward Flynn, Mrs. Mike Flynn, Mrs. James Perdergast and Mrs. Chas. Flemming, also two sons and two daughters, Mathew, Ambrose, Mrs. F. E. Burg and Mary Ellin Okeane.

The funeral was held Sat. Nov. 29th at the St. Columbia's Parish at Lake Five. The Rev. Father Wm. Millaya of St. Norberts College, DePere, Wis. And Rev. A. Grace officiating. Interment took place in the church cemetery.



Source: The Brookfield News August 18, 1988
submitted by researcher/see contributors page

Died August 8, 1988 in Glendale at the age of 73. She was born in Milwaukee and lived in Brookfield for more than 35 years. She is survived by her husband, three daughters, two grandchildren, and other relatives and friends. Mass of Christian Burial was August 11 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church and burial was in Wisconsin Memorial Park. Family requests memorials to the American Cancer Society.



Source: The Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, December 26, 1901

Death of Mrs. O. Z. Olin at Wheaton, Ill.

Mrs. O.Z. Olin, Sr., for over fifty years a resident of Waukesha, died at the home of her daughter, Miss Nora Olin at Wheaton. Ill., December 18. She was in her eightieth year. Mrs. Olin had been in feeble health for some time and the cold weather increased her infirmities. Her death was the result of the ailments incident to old age. Mrs. Olin's body was brought to Waukesha and funeral services were heldat(sic) the home of her son, O.Z. Olin, Jr. McCall St., Friday afternoon. Rev. I.I. Cory officiating. Many old friends and neighbors were present, besides all the members of her immediate family--her husband, O.Z. Olin, her sons, Harvey C., of Hoboken, N.J. and O.Z. of this city, and her daughter, Miss Nora Olin, who is connected with WheatonCollege(sic). Interment was in Prairie Home cemetery.

Lucy Loraine Church was born at Fair Haven, Vermont, March 1, 1822. When about seven years of age she removed with her parents to New York, living there until 1835 when they removed to Milwaukee. This was the year Milwaukee was settled and laid out as a village; only ten years before Solomon Juenau(sic) came to the place as a fur trader. After a resident of four years in Milwaukee the family came to Prairieville in 1839 to make their home. In, Lucy Church was untied in marriage to Orson Z. Olin, with whom she lived for 55 years. For fifty-four years she lived in Waukesha. Here there were born to her live children, tow of whom died; a daughter at the age of nine and a son at the age of twenty-six. In 1892 she with her husband went to make their home with their son, Harvey, in Oak Park and recently in New York. Last summer they made an extended visit with their son, O.Z. Olin Jr. ofthis(sic) city and they were spending the winter with their daughter, Miss Nora Olin, at the time of Mrs. Olin's death.

Her long residence in Waukesha her to a host of friends who mourn her loss. She was a woman of character and all who knew her loved her. She was always thoughtful of those in need and many speak in gratitude thoughtful acts of kindness. She was a faithful member of the Congregational church in Waukesha for fifty three years. She united with the church a year after its organization moved by letter to a Presbyterian church Park, nine years ago. Rev. Otis F. Cartis, the first pastor of the Congregational church in Waukesha was her first pastor and united her in marriage to O.Z. Olin. She was always interested in missionary work and read with deep interest the missionary magazines.

One of the fruits of this long intelligent interest may be found in the fact that her son, Harvey is now treasurer of the National Home Missionary Society of the Presbyterian church, with office in New York.



Waukesha Daily Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Monday, January 10, 1927 | Page 3

Mrs. Bergetta Olson, age 75, wife of Gunder Olson, died at her home in Genesee, Saturday.  She is survived by her husband, and nine children, Mrs. George Funk, Waukesha; George, West Allis; William, Eagle; Mrs. Glen Dyer, Chicago; Orville, Genesee; Mrs. Arthur Gavlgan, Waukesha; Mrs. Harry Aarous, North Prairie; Mrs. Kernel Olson, North Prairie; Mrs. Paul Trupke, Genesee; one brother Caspar Westfield, and one sister, Mrs. Anton Bing, both of Canby, Minn.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. from the Congregational church of Genesee, the Rev. Mr. Graff officiating.  Intermetn will be in the Genesee cemetery.



Waukesha Daily Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Wednesday, December 23, 1925 | Page 1

Caspar Olon of the village of Genesee, aged 63, was found dead in bed early this morning.  Olson had worked as a painter in the community and is survived by his wife and two children.  Coroner F.J. Woodhead reported that the cause of death was natural causes.

Waukesha Daily Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, December 24, 1925 | Page 7

Funeral services for Caspar Olson who died Wednesday at his home will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the residence.  Services will be private.



Waukesha Daily Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Tuesday, May 31, 1927 | Page 3

Guner Olson, age 70 years, died at his home in the town of Genesee, Sunday evening.

He is survived by the following children: Mrs. George Funk, of Waukesha; George Olson, of West Allis; William Olson, of Eagle; Mrs. A. Gavigan, of Waukesha; Mrs. Glen Dyer, of Chicago; Orville Olson, of Genesee; Mrs. Henry Ahrens, North Prairie; Mrs. O. Olson, North Prairie; Mrs. Paul Trupke, Genesee; and fifteen grandchildren.

Funeral services will he held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday from the Congregational church at Genesee with the Rev. Mr. Graf, of Mukwonago, officiating.

Burial will take place in Genesee.



Source: The Milwaukee Journal, (Milwaukee, WI) January 14, 1899; pg. 8; col A

Mrs. Ormsby, nee McGovern, died yesterday at her home in Milwaukee. She was formerly a well-known resident of this city.



Source: Menomonee Falls News Jun 23, 1916
submitted by researcher/see contributors page

MRS. JOHN OTZELBERGER Nee Margarete Reith. Following an extended illness Margaret Reith Otzelberger wife of John Otzelberger, departed this life. Thursday, June 22 at her home in Menomonee. Deceased was the oldest daughter of Adam and Margaret Schneider Reith, who came to America in 1839, working for a time on the Erie Canal and in 1840 with others came to Menomonee Township then called the Parish of Fussville. He erected a log cabin on land purchased on section 23. Mrs. Otzelberger was born in the year 1848. In the years 1871 she was united in marriage to John Otzelberger of this union six sons and three daughters with her husband survive to mourn the loss of a good wife and mother and the community will miss her as a neighbor and true friend. The funeral will be held Saturday morning at St. Anthonys church Fussville. Rev. Nicolas Schaaf officiating. Internment will be in the Church cemetery.



Source: Newspaper unknown Publication Date: April 18, 2004

Otto, Esther E. (Nee Drozewski) April 16, 2004, age 80 years. Born to life Nov. 8, 1923. Beloved wife of the late Richard "Dick." Loving mother; Dearest grandma; Dear sister; Sister-in-law; Special friend; Further survived by many other relatives and friends. Visitation Mon., April 19, 2004 AT THE FUNERAL HOME from 4PM until time of Vigil Service at 7:30PM. Funeral Services Tue., April 20, from the Funeral Home, at 9:45 AM to St. Mary's Catholic Church, N89 W16217 Cleveland Ave., Menomonee Falls, for a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:30AM. Burial to follow, St. Mary's Cemetery. Memorials to a charity of your choice appreciated. Esther was a former employee of Wisconsin Electric and Juneau Academy.

Esther was a very caring and loving mother, grandmother and friend and will be deeply missed.



Source: Menomonee Falls NEWS July 2, 1964

ALOIS (Chief) OTZELBERGER. Alois (Chief) Otzelberger, 75 former Menomonee Falls businessman, died at St. Joseph's hospital, Milwaukee, Saturday, June 27, where he had been a patient for the past two weeks. He was born May 10, 1889 the youngest of nine children of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Otzelberger of the Fussville area in the town of Menomonee where he resided for 37 years. In 1918 he was united in marriage to Meta Krecklow. She preceded him in death in 1958. Mr. Otzelberger built and operated for six years the White Chip Tavern in Fussville. They moved to Menomonee Falls in 1933, operating the East Tavern for three years and in 1936 purchased the Gettelman hotel, which he owned and operated until his retirement in 1963, and is now being operated by his eldest son, Carl and is known as Otzelberger's Tavern. His friends knew him as a very avid fisherman and sheepshead player. Survivors include six sons; father-in-law; brother; 19 grandchildren and other relatives. Funeral services were held Tuesday,June 30 at 9:30 a.m. from the Haack Funeral Home, Menomonee Falls, to St. Mary's church at 10 a.m. with interment in the church cemetery.



Source: Newspaper unknown Publication Date: February 6, 2004

Otzelberger, Elizabeth A. (Nee Goetz) Of Menomonee Falls, Feb. 3, 2004, age 81 years. Beloved wife of the late George. Loving mother; Dear grandma; Dear sister; Dear mother-in-law; Further survived by other relatives and friends. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Sat., Feb. 7, 2004 at 12 Noon at St. Mary's Catholic Church, N89 W16217 Cleveland Ave., Menomonee Falls. Private burial, Church cemetery. The family will greet friends after the Mass in Eschwiler Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Mary's "For All Generations" Building Fund, appreciated.



Waukesha Daily Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, September 29, 1955 | Page 2

Retired Farmer Dies at Hospital

A well known man in Waukesha county, David Owen, 70, of Genesee village, died Wednesday night at Waukesha Memorial hospital where he was admitted on Sept. 20.  He was a retired dairy farmer.

He was a deacon of the Congregational church at Genesee, a member of the Masonic lodge at Eagle, served on the town board of Genesee for 16 years and was a past president of the Genesee State graded school. He belonged to the Golden Guernsey dairy co-op, the American Guernsey Cattle club and the Waukesha County Guernsey Breeders association.

Survivors are his wife Ida; one daughter, Mrs. Ellen M. Sciacca, Miami Beach, Fla.; two sons, Raymond of Pasadena, Calif., and Victor, of Genesee and seven grandchildren. Also surviving are three brothers, Griffith, Wisconsin Dells, William A., Barrie, Ontario and John, Wales, Great Britain; two sisters Mrs. Mary Roberts and Mrs. Ellen Hughes, both of Wales, Great Britain.

The Rev. Alfred C. Davis of Mukwonago will officiate in the funeral services to be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the church with interment in Genesee cemetery. Friends may call at the Randle funeral home after 3 p.m. Friday and at the church Saturday after 12 noon.



Source: Waukesha Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, October 31, 1912 | Page 1

On Tuesday last, at her home in Genesee, occurred the death of Mrs. Elinor Owens, widow of Owen P. Owens, aged 87 years.  Deceased was a pioneer of this country and had been a resident within its borders for fifty-eight years, and of America for sixty years.  She leaves to mourn her death two daughters, Mrs. Mary Jane Howard of Genesee and Mrs. Ann Owens of Marshfield and three sons, Richard of Milwaukee, John of Sioux Falls and Owen of Hebron, Wis.


Source: Waukesha Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, July 10, 1902 | Page 2

O. P. Owens died last Friday at his home after an illness of one week, aged 80 years. He is survived by a widow, three sons, Richard of Milwaukee.  John and Owen of Hebron; and two daughters, Mrs. Ann Owens of Cambria, and Mrs. Mary Jane Howard of this place. The funeral was held at the Congregational church Sunday morning, the Rev. R. A. Ruddick conducting the services. Interment was in the village cemetery.

Mr. Owens came to this county over 40 years ago and has lived most of that time in this vicinity. He joined the Congregational church about nine years ago and was always faithful to his professions. He was a kind father and helpful neighbor. His death was was very unexpected and sudden; he having been out in his garden most of the time all spring. The widow has the sympathy of his many friends in the sad bereavement.