Anderson, Veronica L.

Veronica L. Anderson, age 92, of Port Washington, WI; formerly of Bessemer, MI and Graceville, MN; passed away peacefully Friday, October 26, 2018 at McKinley Place in Cedarburg, WI.

She was born at home on September 19, 1926 in Avoca, MN; daughter of John J. and Mary Schindler Reinart. Veronica grew up on the family farm with her eleven siblings. She was an x-ray technician after high school. On September 14, 1948, she married Leo M. Anderson of Wheaton, MN at St. Barnabas Church in Barry, MN.

Leo received his degree in Forestry at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and for many years, he worked for the US Forest Service. They were stationed in Blackwell and Park Falls, WI and Ontonagon and Bessemer, MI.

Together, Veronica and Leo raised their family. She was active in her faith and with her church. She enjoyed involvement with the ladies guilds and food preparation, as well as, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts when the children were young. Scrabble was her favorite game and a good round of Bridge.

Leo preceded her in death on October 6, 1993 in Bessemer. Shortly thereafter, Veronica moved back to Minnesota to be near family. She moved to Port Washington, WI in 2012.

She is survived by her children Judi (Norris) Erickson of the town of Port Washington, Kathy (Wayne) Peterson of Coeur D’alene, ID and Michael (Rita) Anderson of Golden Valley, MN; 9 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Veronica is preceded in death by her husband Leo, her son Gerald Anderson and her eleven siblings.

Her Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 6PM Thursday, November 8, 2018 at St. John XXIII Parish-St. Peter of Alcantara Church, 1802 N. Wisconsin Street, Port Washington, WI. Reverend Patrick Wendt will be the celebrant. Family will receive relatives and friends from 5-6PM Thursday AT CHURCH prior to the Mass. Interment Hillcrest Cemetery in Bessemer, MI.

Memorials to Guiding Eyes For the Blind (611 Granite Springs Road, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598) or Students For Life of America (4755 Jefferson Davis Highway, Fredericksburg, VA 22408) appreciated.

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


Buttke, Esther F.

Esther F. Buttke, age 94, formerly of Mequon, WI passed away Thursday, October 25, 2018 at Ellen’s Home in Port Washington where she has resided the past few years.

She was born on February 13, 1924 in Milwaukee, WI; daughter of Edward E. and Clara H. Mueller Dorow. Esther graduated from Milwaukee Girls Technical High School. Two years later, on June 15, 1946 she married Donald C. Buttke at St. Martini Lutheran Church in Milwaukee. After a few years they moved to Mequon.

Esther was a proud homemaker raising her three children. She would later cook at Homestead High School, Oriole Elementary School and Donges Bay Elementary School until her retirement in 1989. She had been active in her church in the Altar Guild, Ladies Guild, Nursery and Vacation Bible School. She would later move to Cedarburg with her daughter and more recently to Port Washington.

Donald preceded her in death in September, 1984. She is survived by her children Ron (Joy) Buttke of Sturtevant, Glenn (Karin) Buttke of Jackson and Cindy (Jeff) Niedfeldt of Forsyth, MO, eight grandchildren Michelle, Jason, Donnie, Nicole, Dawn, Brian, Rachel and Alex and 5 great-grandchildren Patrick, Zach, Leah, Liam and Alyssa, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Her seven siblings Elroy, Lorraine, Kenneth, Bobby, Edward, Irvin and Dorothy precede her.

Memorial service 6PM Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 11313 N. Riverland Rd., Mequon, WI 53092. Pastor Philip Hillenbrand will officiate. Visitation 4-6PM Tuesday AT CHURCH prior to service. Interment Wisconsin Memorial Park, Brookfield, WI.

Memorials to the church appreciated.

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


Comer, Brendan M.

     Brendan Michael Comer was born on May 26, 1943, in Norwich, England. He grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of the late Mary Moran Comer and Michael B. Comer. Brendan graduated from Cleveland St. Ignatius High School, Marquette University and in 1969, from the Marquette University Law School. Following graduation from law school, Brendan practiced law for almost 25 years with the Milwaukee firm of Charne, Clancy & Taitelman, s.c. As a lawyer, Brendan was involved in many of Milwaukee’s early urban renewal projects, including the establishment of the Milwaukee Repertory Theater District, the Grand Avenue Mall, and The Blatz, and he steadfastly represented numerous non-profit organizations in their creation of low-income housing projects.

     Brendan was the smartest, funniest, most caring person you’d ever hope to meet. A champion of the underdog. A proponent of doing things and treating people right above all else. A man of many talents from raising cattle to being a gifted writer. A master woodworker, carpenter and furniture builder. An expert on early jazz and early rock. A Marquette basketball fan to the core. An ace fisherman. A fan of the simple things in life, like a decent polo shirt or a good pancake – especially if it was for dinner – and of course, a good cup of scalding hot tea.

     Brendan died on October 19, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Ann, and his children Colin E. Comer (Cana) and Cara Comer Dickmann (Mike). He is also survived by his grandchildren, Miles D. Dickmann, Remington M. Comer and Briggs M. Comer, by his sisters Shelagh Weiss (Jim) and Kathleen Scogins (Charles), and by his nieces and nephews. Brendan was predeceased by his parents, his brother, Michael, and his sister, Theresa. Brendan’s funeral will be held at St. John XXIII Catholic Church (St. Mary’s Chapel), 451 North Johnson Street, Port Washington, Wisconsin, on Saturday, November 3, 2018, at 11 a.m., with visitation at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the funeral. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions in Brendan’s memory be made to Camp Anokijig, W5639 Anokijig Lane, Plymouth, Wisconsin 53073, or to the Wisconsin Humane Society, 4500 West Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53208. The family is being served by the Poole Funeral Home, Port Washington, Wisconsin.


Mueller, Helen M.

July 18, 1929 – October 18, 2018

Helen Margaret Mueller (nee Kolbach) age 89 of Cedarburg, WI peacefully passed away on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at the Lasata Care Center in Cedarburg, WI.

Helen was born on July 18, 1929 in Port Washington, WI to Joseph Nicholas and Julia Susan (Arendt) Kolbach. She was a 1947 graduate of Port Washington High School and worked as a stenographer at Smith Brothers Fish Shanty Restaurant, Port Washington, WI. She married Harold E. Klug on April 15, 1950 in Port Washington, WI. The couple spent many years as Holstein dairy farmers on Klugdale Farms in Cedarburg, WI (Town of Grafton). Helen was also a General 4-H Leader for the Lakefield 4-H Club.

On May 29, 1993, she married Reginald W. Mueller who was a caretaker at the historical Ozaukee County Pioneer Village in Saukville, WI. Helen was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Landt-Theil, Unit #470, Saukville, WI, Port Washington VFW Auxiliary 7588, Port Washington, WI and the Luxembourg American Cultural Society, Belgium, WI.

Helen is survived by her three children; Harold A. (Erlene) Klug of Faribault, MN, Diana Marie (Gary) Mayer of Slinger, WI and Janice A. (Roger) Kurth of Columbus, WI. She is further survived by seven grandchildren; Dr. Jason (Keara Kleinfeldt) Klug of La Jolla, CA, Michael (Tanya) Klug of Rochester, MN, Brittany (Carl) Jacobsen of Lakeville, MN , Amy Sue Mayer of Madison, WI , Melissa (Nick) Hemling of Beaver Dam, WI , Bryan ( Dr. Gena Cooper) Kurth of Lexington, KY and Brandon (Dr. Jamine) Kurth of Columbus, WI, fourteen great grandchildren; Bryson and Aren Klug, Clayton and Logan Klug, Ellie Jacobsen, Owen, Cole and Hazel Hemling, Henry, Ezra and Soren Kurth, Cade, Blake and Taya Kurth; sister Esther (Edward) Roeckl of Mt. Pleasant, WI and brother, Robert R. (Karen) Kolbach of Anaheim, CA, many nieces, nephews, step-son Reggie (Pam Duerkoop) Mueller Jr. of Minden, NV, other members of her stepfamily, close relatives and friends.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents, husband Harold Klug, Sr., husband Reginald W. Mueller, her brother Walter A. (Alice) Kolbach and her sisters, Eleanor (Hugo) Kassens and Viola Kolbach.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 12:00 noon on Friday, October 26, 2018 at St. John XXIII Congregation – Immaculate Conception Church, 145 W Church Street, Saukville, WI 53080 with Father Patrick Wendt presiding. Family will greet relatives and friends at the church on Friday, October 26, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon. Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Saukville, WI.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Maria Mendoza-Lemes, MD and the caring staff at Lasata for their compassionate care during her stay.

Poole Funeral Home, Port Washington, WI is serving the family. Information and condolences may be expressed at or 262-284-4431.