Horstman, James A. “Jim”

James A. “Jim” Horstman, age 88, of Port Washington, WI died peacefully Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Lawlis Family Hospice in Mequon, WI, with his family by his side. He died from complications of a stroke.

Jim was born on June 14, 1928 in Chicago, IL; son of Edward C. and Lily May Mosely Horstman. After high school, Jim enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served active duty and reserve duty from 1946 through 1949. In 1950, Jim returned to active duty in Korea, seeing heavy combat with Able Company, First Marines. He was wounded twice in action in 1951 and was awarded two Purple Hearts.

On November 24, 1951, Jim married Jeannine C. Veesenmeyer, also of Chicago, at the United Methodist Church in Chicago. He worked as a News Bureau police reporter and also as a news editor for ABC and CBS radio affiliates in Chicago. Jim founded Motivation Dynamics, Inc. and The Delos Company, two highly successful Chicago-area public relations/marketing firms, which he operated for forty years. He retired in his mid-70s. After living in various Chicago suburbs, he and Jeannine moved to Port Washington, WI in 2002, living happily on James Drive. He often told people that Port Washington was the best place he had ever lived. He loved the harbor, the town and the people of Port Washington.

While residing in Port, Jim was an active member of the Ozaukee YMCA and the Port Washington Historical Society. He held a private airplane pilot license; he was a scuba diving instructor; and he also piloted gliders. He and Jeannine traveled extensively in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Jim was an avid reader of literature and military history. He also was an avid outdoorsman and collector of military memorabilia. Later in life, he enjoyed painting. After fifteen years of living in Port, he eventually shifted his baseball allegiance from the White Sox to the Brewers, but remained a devoted Bears football fan to the end.

Jim is survived by his wife of 65 years, Jeannine; his son Jim (Peggy) Horstman of Dixon, IL; and his daughter Cathleen (David) Buthman of Eagle River, AK. He was preceded in death by his son Michael.

He is also survived by his five grandchildren (Whitney, Michael, Mathew, Brandon and Gene) and by his four great-grandchildren (Mason, Maddox, Bella and Albie).

As per his wishes, private family services will be held.

Memorials to the Feith Family Ozaukee YMCA, 465 Northwoods Road, Port Washington, WI 53074 and the Port Washington Historical Society, 205 N. Franklin St. Port Washington, WI 53074 will be appreciated.

POOLE FUNERAL HOME/Crematory, Port Washington, WI assisting the family. Information and condolences available at www.poolefh.com or 262/284-4431.


Schwerm, Daniel J. “Danny”

Daniel J Schwerm, age 60, of Wauwatosa, WI went home peacefully May 16, 2017 after a valiant battle with COPD.

He was born on February 27, 1957 in Milwaukee, WI; son of Donald and Margaret Steiner Schwerm. He grew up in Bayside, spent childhood summers on Lake Sinnissippi, and graduated from Dominican High School. As a young man, Danny worked various jobs including salvage yard assistant, gas-station attendant and bartender. His free time was spent fixing and riding his Harley along with listening to the music of Elvis and Johnny Cash.

He continued his education at MSOE acquiring his Journeyman Machinist. On October 23, 1982 he married Rosemarie Mommaerts in Milwaukee. For over 35 years, Danny was a machinist for Trison Machine in Milwaukee. He was a simple man who enjoyed time with family and holidays, playing sheepshead and cribbage. Adoring and playing with his granddaughter Margaret filled his last days with pride and joy.

Danny is survived by his wife Rosemarie; his children Danielle (Ryan) Hurley and John Schwerm; his granddaughters Nola and Margaret; his sisters Diane (Brian) Wagner, Marie Schwerm and Sue Schwerm; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother John Schwerm.

A Memorial Service to celebrate Danny’s life will take place on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 11 am. Please contact the funeral home for place of service.

POOLE FUNERAL HOME/Crematory, Port Washington, WI assisting the family. Information and condolences at www.poolefh.com or 262/284-4431.


Karrels, Dorothy L.

Dorothy L. Karrels, age 87, formerly of Highland Drive, Grafton, WI died peacefully May 14, 2017 at Heritage Health and Rehabilitation Center in Port Washington where she had resided the past few years.

She was born on November 29, 1929 in Germantown, WI; daughter of Reinhold and Hilda Wetzel Wendt. Dorothy attended Friestadt School. She had lived by Five Corners in the town of Cedarburg, near the former Black Wheel Restaurant and had assisted them as a bookkeeper. For many years, Dorothy worked for FW Busch Corporation in Grafton; starting in the shop and later doing office and accounting work. Upon her retirement, Dorothy worked over ten years at the Grafton Pick ’n Save Grocery Store.

On May 11, 1974, Dorothy married Wilfrid N. “Willie” Karrels of Port Washington. He preceded her in death on June 21, 1991. Dorothy had been a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Cedarburg and the Peter Wollner American Legion Post 288 Auxiliary. She enjoyed playing cards, especially sheepshead. Dorothy participated on many bowling teams over the years. Other hobbies include gardening, cooking and spending time with family and friends.

She is survived by her nieces Sandy (John) Paulik of Brookfield and Sharon Seaman of Fond du Lac; her nephew Harold (Susie) Wendt Jr. of Cedarburg; sisters-in-law Kathy (the late Harold) Wendt of Port Washington, Lorraine (the late Victor) Weyker of Green Bay, Janet Becker and Anne (the late Leroy) Karrels, both of Port Washington; brother-in-law Franklin (Annabelle) Karrels of Port Washington, grandnieces, grandnephews, other relatives and friends.

Dorothy is preceded in death by her husband Willie, her brother Harold Wendt, sister-in-law Adeline and her husband Joseph Bolz, brothers-in-law Oliver and his wife Janet Karrels, Victor Weyker and Leroy Karrels.

Funeral services will be held at 6PM Thursday, May 18, 2017 at the POOLE FUNERAL HOME/Crematory, 203 N. Wisconsin Street, Port Washington, WI. Pastor Vicki Simon of Immanuel Luthern Church will officiate. Visitation will take place from 4-6PM Thursday prior to services at the funeral home. Interment will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery in Grafton.

Memorials to charity of donor’s choice appreciated. Information and condolences available at www.poolefh.com or 262/284-4431.

A heartfelt “Thank you” to the staff of Heritage Health and Rehabilitation Center in Port Washington for the years of attention and kindness given to Dorothy.


Wendt, Raymond J.

Raymond J. Wendt, 73, of the town of Grafton was born to eternal Life the morning of May 13, 2017 at Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital in Mequon.

He was born November 3rd 1943 in Milwaukee, WI. To Raymond P. and Helen Wysocki Wendt. Raymond was an honored veteran that served in the United States Marine Corp. A true staple in his community, he was a compassionate man and a people person with an infectious laugh, who loved to joke around and make people laugh. A true entrepreneur he owned several businesses throughout his lifetime. The most relevant was his time spent running Ray's clubhouse for 24 years inside the American Legion Post 82 in Port Washington.

In life he was an avid fisherman, a history buff that loved to travel whenever he could with his wife. He is now celebrating in the next life with his parents, baby brother, and other comrades that have passed on. He will be gravely missed.

Raymond was the Beloved husband of Jayne Wendt for 49 years; devoted father to Marie Recknagel(Chris), Raymond Wendt(Sandra), Nicola Creeley(Kevin), Sachia Wendt and Ashley Wendt and Loving grandfather to Tristan, Aidan, Ada, & Talon. Further survived by siblings Clara Hamilton(Robert), Tess Pilarzyk and Peter Wendt(BJ).

A private celebration of his life will be held on June 5th.

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