Berthiaume, Richard A.

Richard A. “Aber” Bertiaume, age 86, of Scott Road, Port Washington, WI passed away Sunday, January 13, 2019 at Lawlis Family Hospice in Mequon.

He was born on July 14, 1932 in Ashland, WI; son of Joseph and Evelyn Armstrong Berthiaume.

A graduate of Ashland High School, he received the athletic and academic award presented to his high school’s outgoing senior representative. He attended Northland College in Ashland, later moving to Milwaukee and finishing his electrical degree from Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC). Just prior to that, Aber entered the U.S. Navy, serving as a Sonarman 2nd Class from 1951 until his discharge in 1955.

On October 11, 1958, he married Roberta L. Riley, also of Ashland, at the former St. Agnes Catholic Church in Ashland. They will celebrate 60 years together.

In 1962, they would move to Port Washington. Richard was a Diagnostic Technician for High Voltage Maintenance Corporation of Milwaukee for many years, retiring in 1997. Over the years he enjoyed hunting and fishing with family and friends. Richard was a life member and past commander with the Van Ells-Schanen American Legion Post 82 of Port Washington. He was instrumental in commissioning the painting of the American Flag on the band shell.

He is survived by his wife Roberta, his children Lynn (Kenneth) Audette of Duluth, MN, Rich Berthiaume of New York, NY, Lori Berthiaume of Port Washington, John (Kim) Berthiaume of Boling Brook, IL and Robert (Gretchen) Berthiaume of Racine; grandchildren Brian, Jennifer, Christina and Gabriella; great-grandchildren Barry Richard, Hailey, Maddie, Ivan, Aurora and Bella; his sisters Gloria (Jerry) Giese of Ashland and Phyllis Berthiaume of Milwaukee, Sisters-in-law Patricia Koval, Mary Hill and Elinor Riley other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his sister Virginia Talaska.

Family services were held. Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery, Port Washington, WI.

Memorials to Dare2Tri ( and Spina Bifida of SE Wisconsin (

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


Baumann, Betty A.

Betty A. Baumann, 90, of Waubeka, WI died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on January 12, 2019.

She was born April 2, 1928 in Alexandria, VA to Joseph and Catherine Curtiss Woodyard. She graduated from Mount Vernon High School and worked for the Virginia Electric Power Co. She met Roger Baumann, a Marine at Camp Lajeune in North Carolina. They married October 22, 1953 in Jacksonville, NC. They moved to Waubeka, WI where Roger worked the family business, Baumann Meats. She was a proud homemaker and helped at the family market over the years. When the children were young she was active in their schools.

Betty was an active member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Waubeka, WI, especially with the Ladies Guild. She was also a member of the American Legion Post 410 Auxiliary, Fredonia, WI and their annual Blood Drive for many years. She enjoyed cooking, baking and tending to her garden. She was a proud grandma and attended sports events for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and Special Olympic events with her grandson Matthew. She also enjoyed spending winters in Florida with her husband. He preceded her in death March 20, 2009.

She is survived by her children Glenn (Bonnie) Baumann of Fredonia, WI, Cheryl Lorge of Sarasota, FL and Lori (David) Preisler of Fredonia. She is further survived by her grandchildren Tracy and Heidi Baumann, Ryan (Jackie) and Nic Lorge, Matthew and Amber Preisler; great-grandchildren Kendall and Griffin Lorge and Lleyton Allen, sister-in-law LeeRaye Baumann of Fredonia, WI, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband Roger, son Bob Baumann, brother William Woodyard and brother -in-law Clifford Baumann.

Private family services have been held with interment in St. Paul’s United Church of Christ Cemetery, Waubeka, WI.

Memorials to Special Olympics of Ozaukee County appreciated.

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


Eckert, Joana C.

Joana C. Eckert, 82, of West Washington Street, Port Washington, WI died January 10, 2019 at Lasata Care Center in Cedarburg, WI.

She was born January 8, 1937 in West Allis, WI to John and Mary Lisiecki Borowski. She married Jack A. Eckert on July 13, 1954 in Dubuque, IA. She dutifully served her country as a Coast Guard wife, moving the family wherever Jack was stationed. With her faith as an anchor, she knew every new place would bring a faith community she could find refuge and support in.

The family settled in Port Washington after Jack retired as a Lieutenant Commander from the Coast Guard. Jack was a former Port Washington Alderman and served on the Ozaukee County Board and Joana worked for the Ozaukee County Sheriff’s Office as a Baliff, retiring after 23 years in 2002. She also helped the Census Bureau 3 times. Always one to keep busy, she worked in the office at the former Ben Franklin Crafts in Grafton for 5 years and was always an AVON Lady. She helped Seniors with their taxes at the Port Washington Library and Senior Center, was a day care mother and was always active within her church. Jack preceded her in death March 24, 2005.

She is survived by her sons William Eckert of Milwaukee, WI and Daniel (Mary Beth) Eckert of San Antonio, TX; grandchildren Danielle, Zachary, Julie, Dylan, Dacota, Natalie, Sam, Rachel, Cyndi and Elizabeth and great-grandchildren Kristina, Evie, Violet, Amara and Jack. She is further survived by brothers Florian (Glenda) Borowski of TX, Jerry (the late Kathy) Borowski and Mark (the late Sheryl) Borowski of WI; brothers-in-law Jerry (Ann) Eckert of FL and Lynn (the late Judy) Pope of WI, daughter-in-law JoAnne Eckert of PA and other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband Jack, her son Randy, grandson Chris and a sister Theresa (John) Pomaranski.

Mother Mindy Valentine Davis will officiate funeral services 11 AM Friday January 18, 2019 at St. James Episcopal Church, 148 S. 8th Street, West Bend, WI. Visitation 9 AM to 10:50 AM Friday AT CHURCH prior to the service. Private Interment at Union Cemetery, Port Washington, WI.

Memorials to St. James Church Foundation or the Arthritis Foundation appreciated.

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


Stemper, Noel J.

Noel J. Stemper, 83, of Hartford, WI formerly of Port Washington, WI died Sunday, December 23, 2018 at Lawlis Famly Hospice in Mequon, WI after a battle with mesothelioma.

He was born August 5, 1935 in Fredonia, WI to Lester W. and Mildred B. Noster Stemper. He graduated from Port Washington High School and started working in construction. He was drafted into the United States Army in 1958 and served in Germany. Upon his return to the United States he continued working in construction.

He married Nancy A. Retzer of Port Washington, WI on July 9, 1960. He started working at the Wisconsin Electric Power Plant in Port Washington, WI. He retired after 32 years in 1997. After many years in Port Washington they moved to Hartford in 2004. He loved his family, fishing, hunting and building things with wood.

He is survived by his daughter Carol (Darren) Zastrow of Milwaukee, WI three granddaughters Joan, Jessica and Jennifer Zastrow and great granddaughter Alexa. Further survived by brother Carl (Marion) Stemper of Tomahawk, WI nephews, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by an infant son, his wife Nancy, daughter Mary, his brother-in-law James (Esther) Retzer and a nephew Jeffery Stemper.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 5PM Thursday, December 27, 2018 at St. Peter Catholic Church, 200 E. Washington St., (Hwy 175) Slinger, WI. The Reverend Rick Stoffel will be the celebrant. Entombment will take place in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Port Washington, WI. Family will receive friends Thursday from 2:30 -4:45PM AT CHURCH. Memorials are appreciated.

Information and condolences available at Poole Funeral Home, Port Washington, WI (262-284-4431) assisting the family.