Weyker, Lorraine

Lorraine Weyker, age 94, a native of Port Washington, WI died August 21, 2017 at Shepherds Inn assisted living in Seymour, Wisconsin.

She was born in Port Washington to John and Barbara Prom Karrels on July 30, 1923. She attended St. Mary’s School at Lake Church in the town of Belgium and graduated from Port Washington High School in 1941. She married Victor Weyker in Montgomery, Alabama in 1943 and traveled throughout the south doing various civil service jobs. The couple returned to County LL in the Town of Port Washington after WWII and raised a family. Her husband preceded her in death July 7, 1995.

Lorraine loved to bake and cook, always with extra TLC. In 2000 she moved to the Maple Crest Apartments and enjoyed the many social activities there, including sheepshead. In 2013 she moved to Shepherd’s Inn assisted living in Seymour, Wisconsin to be close to her daughter, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was proud that her grandmother Helen (nee Lorge) Prom, mother Barbara (nee Prom) Karrels and herself had all lived past 90. She was a proud Green Bay Packer fan.

She is survived by a daughter Joyce McCaughn, grandchildren Patrick (Jill) McCaughn and Kerry McCaughn all of Green Bay, WI and great-grandchildren Mason and Maxwell McCaughn. Further survived by brother Franklin (Annabelle) Karrels of Port Washington, sister Janet Becker of Port Washington, sister-in-law Anne Karrels of Saukville, other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by husband Victor, son Daniel Weyker, brothers Wilfrid, Oliver and LeRoy Karrels, and sister Adeline Bolz.

The Rev. Patrick Wendt will celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial 7 pm Friday, August 25, 2017 at St. John XXIII Parish, St. Peter of Alcantara Chapel, 1802 N Wisconsin Street, Port Washington. Interment will take place at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Port Washington. Family will receive friend from 5-7PM Friday AT CHURCH prior to the Mass.

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


Braby, Ward J.

Ward J. Braby, age 88, of West Monroe Street, Port Washington, WI died unexpectedly Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at his home.

He was born on May 3, 1929; son of Wilbert and Jessie Sanford Braby in Port Washington. A graduate of Port Washington High School-Class of 1947, Ward took a job at Simplicity Manufacturing Company in Port Washington soon thereafter. For over 47 years, Ward took great pride as an employee there until his retirement as a Assembly Lead Man.

On May 4, 1957, Ward married Joan E. Bichler, also of Port Washington, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Port Washington. She preceded him in death on July 14, 2009.

A faithful and strong family man, Ward always seemed to have an evening job. He had done janitorial work for the former Port Washington Savings and Loan, Thomas Jefferson Middle School and for Ozaukee County Administration/Courthouse and the current Justice Center for many years.

Ward was a member of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local 1430 for many years. Some might remember him for his early hour swimming at Thomas Jefferson Middle School pool or his neighborhood walks with his canine pal Beatrice.

He is survived by his daughters Jean (Mark) Jacoby of the Town of Erin and Joanne (Dave) Dahm of Belgium; eight grandchildren Lauren (Daniel) Rakowski, Alyssa (Shane) Alloway, Shannon (Joe Heisler) Jacoby, Christopher (Kaitlyn) Braby, Ryan (Cesie), Matthew (Bianca), Sarah and Danielle Dahm, great-grandchildren Tyler, Cole and Jaxen Rakowski and Raegan Dahm; brother-in-law Harlan Meins of Port Washington; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Ward is preceded in death by his wife Joan, his sons James “Jim” and William “Bill” Braby, his sister Nancy Meins and his brothers Foster, Merle and Gordon Braby.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 7PM, Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at St. John XXIII Parish-St. Peter of Alcantara Chapel, 1802 N. Wisconsin Street, Port Washington, WI. The Reverend Patrick Wendt will be the celebrant. Interment will take place at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Port Washington. Family will receive relatives and friends from 4-7PM Wednesday AT CHURCH prior to Mass.

Memorials are appreciated.

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


Sherwan, Marguerite

Marguerite Sherwan, (nee Stewart), age 96, of Port Washington, WI passed away on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 surrounded by her loving family.

Marguerite was born on August 23, 1920 in Milwaukee, WI; the daughter of the late Walter and Martha Mros Stewart. She attended Center Street School, Riverside High School and graduated from the Wisconsin Art Academy of Milwaukee. She used her degree in fine penmanship and hand writing as a calligrapher for Gugler Lithographing Company in Milwaukee where she met her husband Earl Sherwan. They married in 1943.

They moved to Sandy Beach in Belgium, WI shortly after the birth of their son, Todd, to set up home studios overlooking Lake Michigan. There she hand lettered titles of children’s books for the Whitman Publishing Company of Racine. Marguerite also worked in other mediums including painting and sculpting for Accents Unlimited, a plaster craft company creating everything from wildlife statues to plant and umbrella holders. She even created many Christmas ornament sets you painted yourself. Later she focused on a line of dog portrait note cards featuring Earl’s pencil drawings. These had been sold at specialty boutiques throughout the United States. This idea had been conceived during the time the couple had been breeding and showing Basenji dogs throughout Wisconsin at various kennel clubs in the 1960’s.

Marguerite enjoyed a lifelong career in the arts, as well as, nurturing the many friendships made along the way. She was a true entertainer. There were few months out of the year she was not hosting family or friends at her home on Sandy Beach. Whether a holiday or Center Street Club gathering; many fond memories were made. She last resided at Anita’s Garden of Port Washington.

She is survived by her granddaughters Jo Ann and Victoria (Todd Fischer) Sherwan, daughter-in-law Natividad Porges, great-granddaughter Kaitlin Hunter and great-great granddaughter Ava Hunter-Hess, all of Sheboygan, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her husband Earl, her son Todd Sherwan and her brother Alexander Stewart.

A celebration of Marguerite’s life will be determined at a later date.

Memorials in her name can be directed to Anita’s Garden, 117 E. Van Buren Street, Port Washington, WI 53074.

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


Braun, Rosalie M.

Rosalie M. Braun, “Sally”, age 101, died August 7, 2017 at Heritage Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Port Washington, Wisconsin where she had resided since 2009.

She was born January 22, 1916 in Charlesburg, Wisconsin to Peter and Barbara Leitner Karls. She married Jerome A. Braun of Ashford, Wisconsin on September 17, 1940 in Milwaukee. They lived in Milwaukee for a while before making their home in Fredonia, Wisconsin across from St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church. Jerome operated a barber shop from their home for many years. He preceded her in death February 1, 1993.

Sally was active at St. Rose Parish for many years. She enjoyed playing cards and BINGO.

She is survived by her niece Mary Ann (David) Schneider of Mount Calvary, Wisconsin , a sister-in-law Leona Karls of Chilton Wisconsin, other nieces nephews and friends.

Sally is preceded in death by her husband Jerome, daughter Barbara Ann, her sisters Marie Olszyk, Marcella Kraemer, Martina Zolp, Adeline Schrweide and Margaret Morgan and her brothers Alfred, Edmund and Joseph Karls.

The Rev. Todd Budde will celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial 3PM Thursday, August 10, 2017 at Divine Savior Parish, St Rose Chapel, 305 Fredonia Avenue, Fredona, Wisconsin. Visitation from 1:30 to 3pm Thursday AT CHURCH. Interment parish cemetery.

Poole Funeral Home, Port Washington. 262-284-4431 or www.poolefh.com